Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K5XS, Nov 23, 2020.
You should have given us a warning,
I can't see anything but a big purple spot in my shack right now ... where did I put those sunglasses.
DON'T CHASE THE SPOT!!! You'll bump into the walls
see spot run...
Eh? You are operating, aren't you? Even at 12m, propagation has been quite consistently open for most of the solar minimum.
I'm hoping for 1980s propagations, 28Mhz open 24/7 into USA & Far East!
Maybe an ice age is what it will take to kill off COVID.
Like you I am recent new ham (Jan 2015) (yes, a no coder) I too am looking forward to what most of you have already enjoyed. A full solar cycle.
I also look forward to learning code and using it at the peak of the cycle. If the good lord is willing and the creek don't rise.
Daily Sun: 25 Nov 20
Solar wind flowing from this narrow extension of a northern coronal hole could brush Earth's magnetic field on Nov. 26-27.
Sunspot number: 37
All three of these relatively large sunspots pose a threat for C-class solar flares.
Days with 0 sunspots (11 year average)
Current Stretch: 0 days
2020 total: 206 days (63%)
2019 total: 281 days (77%)
2018 total: 221 days (61%)
2017 total: 104 days (28%)
2016 total: 32 days (9%)
2015 total: 0 days (0%)
2014 total: 1 day (<1%)
2013 total: 0 days (0%)
2012 total: 0 days (0%)
2011 total: 2 days (<1%)
2010 total: 51 days (14%)
2009 total: 260 days (71%)
The Radio Sun
10.7 cm flux: 100 sfu
Now: Kp= 1 quiet
24-hr max: Kp= 3 quiet
Geomagnetic Storms and Auroral Oval:
Probabilities for significant disturbances in Earth's magnetic field are given for three activity levels: active, minor storm, severe storm
Potentially hazardous asteroid on Dec. 1
0.1 LD Miss distance (lunar distance)
3.9 Velocity (km/s)
6 Diameter (m)
Also - Not safe to land on Mars; due to current dust storm, use extreme caution.
DUST STORM ON MARS: A global dust storm is brewing on Mars. Since mid-November, amateur astronomers have been seeing tendrils of yellow-orange dust creep around the Red Planet. Austrian astrophotographer Michael Karrer took this picture on Nov. 18th:
Tune to freq's below and listen. If out of state signals are heard, then 10 meters is OPEN.
You don't need to go that far. I started on the radio at the beginning of Cycle 21 and it was unbelievable. I was in Brazil at that time and remember that I could hear perfectly American truck drivers talking on the 11 meter band, this was like 3.00pm local time.