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. ZL1UPS

    ZL1UPS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just put up a Hentenna on 40m, lots of noise not too much in the way of audible signals, I guess this is why, just have to wait for conditions to improve.
    Great report on what is happening.
    73
     
  2. W8AAZ

    W8AAZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Put up a 20M dipole last week to replace a long gone worthless Cushcraft mini vert. Now I am working some DX on 20 with it. Nothing amazing, but fun. Better than 40M right now. Not planning on DXCC or anything just see what it can do with 100W. Probably could do better with exotic modes.
     
  3. K2WPL

    K2WPL Ham Member QRZ Page

    My favorite bands 40, and 20, have been almost totally FLAT the last month that I have been actively back on HF....now I know why....75 in my area has been marginal at best in the evening....I think these reports are extremely helpful, especially to new General Class operators who are sitting by their new HF rigs wondering, "Why can't I hear anyone....". I appreciate the way these reports are brought to us, and Tamitha does a superb job explaining it....
     
  4. W4MHZ

    W4MHZ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    It is interesting that we see all this whining about being in the minimum. So what? "Oh, my, my , my, HF isn't working!" Sure it is. It just isn't working on the frequencies you have been dealing with for the last few years. Go lower and stop whining. I've been working 40m QRP into Serbia, Spain, and all over the US east of the Rockies since last fall. I don't get it. HF ain't rocket science any more laddies. You work where the skip is working or you don't work at all. Now I suppose that means that some folks will have to get "innovative" with their antenna. Ok, well then, get innovative. That's my two, such as they are.
     
  5. G4HBI

    G4HBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Condx may be bad but this last weekend during the EA RTTY Contest using an old 12 AVQ and 70 wats I worked YV, PY2 N2NS/6 in CA a couple of W0's in KS a W7 in AZ and one in UT along with many East coast stations, no bad going. It makes me wonder, do contesters create their own propagation ?>
    Frank G4HBI Manchester UK
     
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  6. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, they do!
     
  7. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    No one is whining. And I operate from 2200 meters to the superhighs.

    It is purely factual to state that conditions are varying between miserable and horrible. Yes, even on MF.

    Perhaps we should have a prop screen with three settings:

    • MISERABLE
    • HORRIBLE
    • PUT RIG IN STORAGE
     
  8. W4TJE

    W4TJE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Looking at a magnetogram image of the Sun today (10 April), there's a tiny yellow-leading-green minispot deep down in the Sun's southern hemisphere. Would this be a reverse polarity spot, ie cycle 25 spot?
    I'm asking, not saying, as I don't know.
     
  9. NA1S

    NA1S Ham Member QRZ Page

    Regardless of the conditions I plan on operating regularly and work what ever contacts I can. I have a simple shack, a dipole and a decent location that seems to work well (much better that my last QTH). No problem working Europe on 40 & 20 in the EA RTTY contest over the weekend. Had many contacts in the last SSB DX contest on 80-15m as well. I will take what I can for contacts and be happy I am back on the air after a long period of no radio. Also, going to use those days when conditions are bad to brush up my CW which is really rusty.
    Have fun!
     
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  10. W4MHZ

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    Don't take it personal. Don't speak for everyone. Just chill and operate. My observation and experience just don't agree with yours. "Miserable and Horrible" -- Is that quantifiable? Have a great day.
     

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