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