RSSGB2RS Propagation News

Propagation News – 16 November 2014

| November 14, 2014

The sun has remained active this week, with the solar flux index remaining in the range 132 to 142. There have been continued M-class solar flares from sunspot group 2205. Becoming more Earth-facing this week are regions 2207 and 2208. Region 2208 has increased in area and complexity and shows a risk of solar flares, […]

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Propagation News – 9 November 2014

| November 7, 2014

The sun remains peppered with sunspots, although they are all relatively small. A larger group, number 2205, appeared around the limb last Wednesday and will be Earth-facing this week. This could be the source of more solar flares and coronal mass ejections. Solar wind stream enhancements contributed to elevated geomagnetic activity at high latitudes last […]

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Propagation News – 2 November 2014

| October 31, 2014

Giant sunspot region 2192 has now disappeared around the back of the sun and luckily it didn’t produce any major coronal mass ejections to upset HF conditions while it was visible. The region was, however, the source of numerous solar flares over the past two weeks, which caused a number of sudden ionospheric disturbances or […]

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Propagation News – 26 October 2014

| October 24, 2014

As forecast, a large complex sunspot group rotated into view at the start of the period. This is the largest sunspot group since 1989. It had produced large solar flares several days before it had rotated into view. Solar activity increased to moderate levels on most days and high on the 19th, 20th and the […]

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Propagation News – 19 October 2014

| October 17, 2014

Sunspot groups decayed and disappeared or rotated out of view and by the 12th only two groups remained visible. Since then new groups appeared but there are two sunspot groups about to rotate into view that are already producing M class solar flares. Solar activity was at very low levels on the 11th and the […]

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Propagation News – 12 October 2014

| October 10, 2014

Solar activity was low every day with only C class solar flares taking place until the 9th when early in the morning two M1 class solar flares took place within 15 minutes of each other. Another M1 class flare occurred several hours later. These flares had very little effect on propagation. Solar flux levels declined […]

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