Solar Alert - wind speeds of 800 km/s expected

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VE7DXW, Dec 8, 2020.

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  1. VE7DXW

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    I posted the wrong is the correct one

    First storm was picked up by the RF-Seismograph from 19:00 UTC to 06:00 UTC on 80 m, on 40 m, and on 20 m from 23:00 UTC to 06:00UTC.
    Also mot the noise increase on 15 m between 03:00 UTC and 07:00 UTC.
  2. W5EBB

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    Space Weather Message Code: WATA50
    Serial Number: 64
    Issue Time: 2020 Dec 08 1506 UTC

    WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G3 Predicted

    Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
    Dec 09: G1 (Minor) Dec 10: G3 (Strong) Dec 11: G2 (Moderate)


    NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

    Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 50 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
    Induced Currents - Power system voltage irregularities possible, false alarms may be triggered on some protection devices.
    Spacecraft - Systems may experience surface charging; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites and orientation problems may occur.
    Navigation - Intermittent satellite navigation (GPS) problems, including loss-of-lock and increased range error may occur.
    Radio - HF (high frequency) radio may be intermittent.
    Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon.
  3. NN6D

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    the only thing that matters is

    What is the potential impact on this weekend's 10 meter contest ??
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  4. AA4MB

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    How fast are the 'normal' solar winds?
    How will this affect HF propagation?

    Some of the questions many of us have finally were addressed by respondents way down the line. Thanks.
  5. VA3FLN

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    Okay, I've unwrapped the tinfoil off of my head!

    That said, asides from a temporary HF blackout, what's the usual longer term effects of such an event. While a high solar flux level might be meaningless to radio propagation at the height of a solar storm, can we expect an elevated solar flux for the days following or could it just drop back to pre-storm levels as fast as it rose?
  6. WL7PM

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    " 20 meters Alaska Pacific Net was wide open from Northern California to SouthCentral and Interior Alaska one hour ago, good signals, very low noise.
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  7. N5PTV

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    Unless my conversion is wrong, that's about 1.8 million mph. Imagine a spacecraft with solar sails, if it could handle it. I believe the record stands at 165K mph. Also, I wonder if there will be an earthquake as a result?

  8. KA2FIR

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    Tune in to find out.
  9. KA2FIR

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  10. WL7PM

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    Solar wind speed is 423 km/S
    75 meter NVIS testing shows signal path from Dillingham to Homer with 5 watts, SSB
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