NOAA issued a WATA20-1634 UTC - exellent propagation until Apr. 11th

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  1. VE7DXW

    VE7DXW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi Everybody;

    The sun is totally quiet. There are no visible sunspots! Solar flux is at 68!!!

    A magnetic disturbance (an invisible sunspot) just went past the center of the sun. This made very good conditions on the 20m band yesterday. Also there is a coronal canyon that is trailing this disturbance and it releases a very strong solar wind that will increase propagation until the predicted G1 storm. See picture below.

    The indication is that the propagation will continue to be good until April 11!

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    Conditions at the MDSR test station are excellent.

    Stay tuned!


    Current conditions at the MDSR test station:

    80m closed S7

    40m open S1

    30m open S2

    20m open S2

    15m closed S0

    10m closed S0


    Watch it live here:

    http://users.skynet.be/myspace/mdsr/


    All the best and 73;


    Alex - VE7DXW

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    Space Weather Message Code: WATA20

    Serial Number: 824

    Issue Time: 2018 Apr 08 1634 UTC



    WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G1 Predicted

    Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:

    Apr 09: None (Below G1) Apr 10: G1 (Minor) Apr 11: G1 (Minor)

    THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT

    www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation

    Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.

    Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.

    Spacecraft - Minor impact on satellite operations possible.

    Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine.
     

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