Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VE7DXW, Sep 5, 2017.
X2.2 flare at 0910 UTC today.
complete block of EU signals to USA this morning.....
X9.3 flare at 1202 UTC. Wow!
Largest flare of Cycle 24.
I was working FT8 remotely. I ended a QSO on 20m and then saw ZERO signals on the band. I switched to 40 - nothing. . . 30? Nothing. I thought I fried something in my shack so I drove home to check it out. Nope, everything was fine. Thanks, solar flare!
The bands died today (Sept 6, 2017) at 1157 UTC in New Hampshire (FN42hr). I was working 40 meter FT8 and everything went
quiet all of a sudden. Now (1415 UTC) I only hear a (one) signal occasionally. Thought ALL my radios and antennas were broken.
Glad I checked out the information at QRZ.com and pskreporter.info.
That almost reads like the opening line in an obituary.
The sun has release an X-2 flare and it is pointed right to the Pacific at 21:39 UTC!!!
keep tuned for more updates....NOAA issues and update
Alex - VE7DXW
Wow, haven't seen that in a while...
No ham radio today.
You can monitor the effects of the blackout here.