HF “blackout” today

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K3PI, Jul 3, 2021.

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  1. KI5MIT

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    That was an experience that had me switching antennas thinking I blew something up. Threw this into my station log with a copy of the NOAA data page.
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  2. N3HGB

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    Must have been a sudden lack of earthquakes :rolleyes:
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  3. KA9JLM

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    Those Aluminum Ham baking pans make a very nice Aluminum Hat.

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  4. W4NNF

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    First one in some years...

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  5. K2DFC

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    I've seen this happen before. But it still took me by surprise today. First thought, what happened to my antennas.
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  6. W9BRD

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  7. AE1N

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    Funny stories are out there about hams working on their antenna systems not realizing the signal deopouts were from solar flares!
    ---Layne AE1N
  8. KA4DPO

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    I once thought my receiver croaked, I mean it was totally dead, so I replaced all of the tubes in the front end. There was no internet then and I had no idea that it was a CME. I was really upset thinking I was going to have to dig into that monster, it was my SX-101A. Next morning all was well again, and I heard from some other hams over the air about the solar eruption and the radio blackout.
  9. K0UO

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    A good sign that things may be changing
    Some bands were not totally dead here
  10. KA2CZU

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    And somehow the power grid survived,
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