RSSGB2RS Propagation News

Propagation News – 24 December 2017

| December 22, 2017

This week we have a slightly different approach to the HF propagation news. We want to help you and your family contact Santa’s elves in Lapland. The station Oscar Juliet Nine X-ray is on the air this Christmas from Santa Claus Land. Up to 30 elves are operating OJ9X from Finland for the entire month […]

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Propagation News – 17 December 2017

| December 15, 2017

Last week, the solar flux index nudged into the low 70s, although the Sun remained spotless. The enhanced solar wind from a coronal hole pushed the K-index to four, and it remained around three for long periods during the week. So these were far from ideal conditions for F2 layer DX on the higher bands, […]

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Propagation News – 10 December 2017

| December 8, 2017

Last week, the effects of the high-speed solar wind from another coronal hole saw the K-index climb to five on Tuesday and remain relatively high throughout Wednesday and Thursday. The ionosphere took a hit and daytime maximum usable frequencies struggled to exceed 18MHz at times. By Thursday, conditions were starting to improve a little, but […]

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Propagation News – 3 December 2017

| December 1, 2017

HF propagation for last week’s CQ Worldwide CW contest was fair to middling. There was a 10 metre opening on Saturday, but otherwise the money bands were 20 and 15 metres during the day, with 40 and 80 metres coming into their own after sunset. The predicted poorer geomagnetic conditions on Sunday didn’t really materialise, […]

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Propagation News – 26 November 2017

| November 24, 2017

The Solar Flux Index remained in the 70s last week, reflecting the continued absence of sunspots. Geomagnetic conditions were unsettled at the beginning of the week, but improved as the effects of a coronal hole passed. We were left with a mixed bag of HF propagation, with fair conditions at times and poorer ones at […]

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Propagation News – 19 January 2017

| November 17, 2017

Last week saw the solar flux index stay steadfastly in the mid-70s thanks to a lack of visible sunspots on the solar surface. But by Thursday one had appeared over the limb and was designated sunspot 2687. Geomagnetic conditions were mostly settled in the first half of the week, but a minor G1 geomagnetic storm […]

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