RSSGB2RS Propagation News

Propagation News – 29 January 2023

| January 27, 2023

As of Thursday, we had a strange situation whereby all the current visible sunspots were in one hemisphere of the Sun. But this isn’t that unusual, as the two hemispheres usually peak at different times in the cycle. In a couple of years, we may well have the reverse situation. Nevertheless, the solar flux index […]

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Propagation News – 22 January 2023

| January 20, 2023

The solar flux index has continued to remain above 200, which is good news for the upper HF bands. 10m continues to surprise people with 10m FM around 29.600MHz bringing transatlantic contacts to many. AM around 29.000MHz is also bringing some exciting contacts. The Sun is currently peppered with spots, with the recent solar flux […]

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Propagation News – 15 January 2023

| January 13, 2023

It seems X-class solar flares appear like buses; you wait for ages and then three turn up at once! Over the last week, we have had X-class flares on the 7, 9 and 10 January. The latest, at the time of writing, saw sunspot region 3186 rotate into view off the Sun’s northeast limb and […]

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Propagation News – 8 January 2023

| January 6, 2023

Firstly, a happy New Year to all our listeners. Let’s hope that the propagation gods continue to smile on us in 2023! The solar flux index is back near the 150 mark having seen a low of 128 on 23 December and a recent high of 165 on New Year’s eve. Geomagnetic conditions had been […]

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Propagation News – 25 December 2022

| December 23, 2022

The solar flux index stayed around 150 over the last week, bringing some choice DX to the higher HF bands. However, solar flares continue to plague us, bringing short-lived band fade-outs at times. These have all been moderate C and M-class flares. It is uncertain as to whether or not there will be an X-class […]

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Propagation News – 18 December 2022

| December 16, 2022

Things hotted up last week with a healthy increase in sunspot activity. The number of sunspots ramped up, giving us a solar flux index of 165 by Thursday. The other upside was the fact that geomagnetic conditions were quite settled with the Kp index remaining between one and three all week. There were some downsides. […]

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