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Propagation News – 31 May 2020

| May 29, 2020

This last week was dominated by a quiet Sun, but extensive sporadic E openings. We had a solar flux index hovering around 70 and zero sunspots, nevertheless we have had good F2-layer propagation on HF and multi-hop sporadic E bringing DX excitement. Last weekend saw FT8 openings on 10 metres to the Caribbean and South […]

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Propagation News – 24 May 2020

| May 22, 2020

Last week was dominated by extensive sporadic E openings that made 10 metres sound like 20 metres on a good day. The openings were steady and stable, with lots of stations around Europe being very workable. These openings extended to multi-hop as well, with Chris, VO1CH being heard on 10m FT8 at 1240UTC on Monday, […]

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Propagation News – 17 May 2020

| May 15, 2020

We had another week dominated by sporadic E openings. While the Sun remained quiet with zero sunspots, sporadic E proved to be the major mode of propagation. It offered both single and multi-hop openings, with 10m being open to Spain, Portugal and beyond on most days. Likely multi-hop paths have seen openings to Chad, Mauritania, […]

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Propagation News – 10 May 2020

| May 7, 2020

It was a case of more of the same HF-wise last week. Zero sunspots and no geomagnetic disturbances meant that conditions were average for this point in late spring. The good news is that the sporadic E season has now officially started, and it is living up to its name. That is, it is sporadic! […]

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Propagation News – 3 May 2020

| May 1, 2020

Sunspots are like buses—you wait all month and two turn up at once! Even more interesting is that the sunspot groups are from two different cycles. The first group, AR2760, was from the outgoing Solar Cycle 24 and the second sunspot, AR2762, is from the new Solar Cycle 25. We know this due to their […]

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Propagation News – 26 April 2020

| April 24, 2020

Last week showed how difficult it can be to prepare HF propagation predictions. We said that we expected the Sun to remain settled throughout the week. But on Wednesday, the 15th, there was a stealthy, slow-moving coronal mass ejection off the Sun that barely appeared in the SOHO spacecraft imagery. However, this CME was Earth-directed […]

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