A New Chance for Storming: Solar Storm Forecast 05-17-2018

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KB7TBT, May 17, 2018.

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  1. KB7TBT

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    A New Chance for Storming: Solar Storm Forecast 05-17-2018
    IW3ILM, KK0DJ, KC3IGJ and 4 others like this.
  2. KB7TBT

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  3. W1CAM

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    Tnx for sharing this. Seemed to be missing for several weeks. Great info for any ham!
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  4. N0CEL

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    See...SEE!?!...Missing the forecasts...and we get crappy band conditions :oops: From *my* operating position, I am still making contacts and slowly working towards DXCC and WAS...in some of the most unforgiving conditions. :D 73 and see all y'all OTA! Carl de NØCEL
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  5. W5BIB

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    Yep,... there's still 'stuff' to be worked !! Just tonight (0131z) I worked SV2/RW3AL / Gene, in Greece, on 10104 running just 15 watts into a 40 meter dipole up about 15 feet !!! At the time, DX SUMMIT VOACAP Predictions showed a 40 to 50% from the Alabama Gulf Coast. We were both 449. :) A great sense of accomplishment even after over 57 years of CW only.

    Ya gotta love it !!!

    Steve / W5BIB
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  6. K3FHP

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    Yep, bad conditions, flux below 70, QRP and wire antennas....separates the men from the boys.
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  7. KG3I

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    Yes totally agree.

    There was a time many, many years ago that guys got on and called "CQ" and actually ended up working all sorts of stations during all phases of the cycle.

    Today, all these guys sit back and watch the clusters and their computers screens and guess what?? there is no activity!!!!

    You got to get some RF back in the air and stop waiting for the other guy to do it.

    Have fun!!


    Doug KG3i
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  8. KK6CX

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    Strange how that works...bands are dead as doornails until a major worldwide contest date and then all of a sudden there are signals everywhere.
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  9. W1YW

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    I call CQ daily.

    You should too.
  10. W8BBM

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    Rarely can I NOT make a CW contact. Call CQ and things happen even when the bands sound dead!


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