First X Flare in Four Years

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K5XS, Jul 3, 2021.

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  1. K5XS

    K5XS Ham Member QRZ Page is reporting that the first X-Flare in four years occurred this morning, causing radio blackouts over the. Atlantic.

    K8PG, PU2OZT, WM1N and 3 others like this.
  2. KG2RG

    KG2RG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, that was incredible!!! I was on 40 meters and it was like an off switch, total RF blackout.
    K0UO and K5XS like this.
  3. N4MGA

    N4MGA XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    It Knocked our Net off of 3.868 the Event started about 10:20 EDT.

    Don N4MGA
  4. KD2TUD

    KD2TUD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yeah 20m is dead where I am
  5. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Not all the bands were totally dead
  6. W9EBE

    W9EBE Subscriber QRZ Page

    Interesting. I wondered why stations on 30m that are usually quite strong here were buried in the noise. The RBN was reporting weak signals, too.
  7. N3EG

    N3EG Ham Member QRZ Page

    X-class flare, literally, according to the picture!

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