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Propagation News – 24 February 2019

| February 22, 2019

The Sun played ball this week and matched our predictions. The Kp index soared to four on Thursday, the 21st, thanks to ongoing coronal hole activity, but it was otherwise settled. There had been good conditions earlier in the week. The ARRL International DX Contest gave people contacts into nearly all the US states over […]

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Propagation News – 17 February 2019

| February 15, 2019

We had another spotless week as the Sun continued its decline into solar minimum. Geomagnetic conditions were varied with the beginning of week seeing the Kp index hitting one and two. But this didn’t last due to ongoing coronal hole activity, which saw the Kp index climb to three and four by Wednesday, the 13th, […]

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Propagation News – 10 February 2019

| February 8, 2019

Matter from a solar coronal hole pushed the Kp index to five in the early hours of Friday, the 1st, eventually resulting in much reduced maximum usable frequencies as the ionosphere was depleted. Signals on Saturday, the 2nd, were noticeably poorer, with even 14MHz struggling. There were also reports of very visible aurora around the […]

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Propagation News – 3 February 2019

| February 1, 2019

Last week was a mixed bag in terms of HF propagation. The solar flux index was a little higher at 74, helped by a sunspot group that has now rotated out of view. Geomagnetic conditions were very settled in the first half of the week with the Kp index often sitting at zero. It seems […]

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Propagation News – 27 January 2019

| January 25, 2019

This week we did get a new sunspot group, which pushed the solar flux index to 71 and the sunspot number to 18, reflecting one group with eight spots in it. But, as predicted last week, incoming matter from a solar coronal hole resulted in an elevated K-index and poor HF conditions on Wednesday, the […]

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Propagation News – 20 January 2019

| January 18, 2019

At the risk of sounding like a stuck record, the Sun remained spotless this past week with a solar flux index stuck firmly around the 70 mark. Geomagnetic conditions were mostly settled with a maximum planetary K-index of four, although on average it was usually much lower than this, around one or two. Many are […]

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