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

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VE7DXW, Apr 8, 2018.

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  1. VE7DXW

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    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!


    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:

    All the best and 73;

    Alex - VE7DXW


    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)


    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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