A Bright Region Fizzles & A Dark Hole Looms: Solar Storm Forecast 04-05-2018

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KB7TBT, Apr 5, 2018.

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  1. AE5GT

    AE5GT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I usually just turn the radio on...or look at the cluster. ..I dont really need to know why .

    A bit to melodramatic for my taste but then i quit watching regular weather casts 10 years ago , to inconnvienent , information ends up being dated.

    Hold on its another Coronal Hole ...I d better go wrap the water pipes ...they might burst, oh wait that was 4 days ago.

    Professionally done , just not sure theres point.

    I dont mind the solar mins its just different conditions.
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  2. BG9BKM

    BG9BKM Ham Member QRZ Page

    73 de bg9bkm
  3. VK6DX

    VK6DX Ham Member QRZ Page

    The only problem is, now at my age (82) I am wondering if I am going to be around by the next time conditions become good. There are occasionally some rare openings and a EU or JA station breaks through 599 down under in Perth, Western Australia but you have to be on at the right time and the right place to catch em! Only recently looking back at my old logs for the 80s & 90s working the USA on 40 and 20 CW racking up to 40 contacts per session. They where full contacts too, not the Hi Bi stuff ( QSL 5NN QRZ? )
    Celebrate my 50 years VK6DX (1968) in June 2018: ex G3UJS 1965.
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  4. WS4Y

    WS4Y XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Good presentation of bad news
    73 Bill WS4Y
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  5. K7YB

    K7YB Ham Member QRZ Page

    NO, you can't work DX worldwide with 10 w and a dipole in these conditions, but I sure hear and work a lot of DX from Latitude 16.97. C31 with 100w and a Hex beam (only the 2nd one I've ever heard ) this past week. Bands aren't open 24 hours, but they are open. Her forecast and observations are most helpful. V31YB/K7YB
  6. K4SOL

    K4SOL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well done! Very detailed yet uncomplicated. Now if she can just conjure up some sunspots!
  7. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just remember this is a SOLAR STORM forecast---not a propagation forecast.

    This is basically useless as a predictor of HF propagation(what little there is of it). If you understand that and enjoy it, well, knock yourself out:)

    Just look at the propagation box on the home page of QRZed if you want to get a sense of what band are open. IF and WHEN they open.
  8. W0PV

    W0PV Ham Member QRZ Page

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  9. KK5JY

    KK5JY Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Long live 80m. ;)
  10. K1LKP

    K1LKP Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

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    =========== keep smiling its just a hobby.jpg
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