RSSGB2RS Propagation News

Propagation News – 13 August 2023

| August 11, 2023

Sunspot activity continues as we head towards solar maximum. Or have we already gone past that point? Identifying solar maximum can only really be done in retrospect. That is, after we have already had it! Solar maximum is now forecast for early to mid-2025 so we still have some way to go. Last week the […]

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Propagation News – 06 August 2023

| August 4, 2023

The Sun continued to be very active over the last week with a large number of sunspots, numerous C- and M-class flares, and a coronal mass ejection or two. A coronal mass ejection is predicted to hit Earth this weekend, which could see the Kp index rise, but this is not expected to be too […]

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Propagation News – 30 July 2023

| July 28, 2023

It was a mixed bag last week with periods of settled conditions, but two periods when the Kp index was above four. These unsettled geomagnetic conditions impacted HF, subduing signals and generally not helping at all. The cause was a coronal mass ejection, or CME, that passed Earth late on Tuesday 25 July. This triggered […]

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Propagation News – 23 July 2023

| July 21, 2023

The Sun continues to be peppered with spots with a solar flux index of 189 on Thursday the 20 July. However, sunspots can bring solar flares and Coronal Mass Ejections, or CMEs, which can be detrimental to good HF conditions. We have been relatively lucky over the last week as the flares have mostly been […]

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Propagation News – 16 July 2023

| July 14, 2023

Last week saw the arrival of one of the biggest sunspots of this cycle. Active region 3363 could swallow the Earth four times over. It is a source of M-class flares, but at the time of writing hasn’t produced any X-class events. A new sunspot region 3372 has just rotated into view and has also […]

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Propagation News – 9 July 2023

| July 7, 2023

NOAA’s prediction that the Solar Flux Index, or SFI, would decline last week didn’t come to fruition. In fact, the SFI stayed in the 160s and 170s until Thursday, when it declined to 155. The Sun produced more than 160 sunspots in June, the highest monthly number in more than two decades. This has led […]

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