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G4-class geomagnetic storm in progress

Depending on where you live, this G4 geomagnetic storm may completely disrupt the HF band conditions. From Spaceweather.com: SEVERE GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS: A severe G4-class geomagnetic storm is in progress on June 22nd. This follows a series of rapid-fire CME … Continue reading

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Yet another incoming CME

Many thanks to my good friend Mike Hansgen (K8RAT) who notes that another CME may affect the HF bands tomorrow. Spaceweather.com has posted an update: “GREEN SKIES FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY? Yesterday, a CME billowed away from the sun’s western limb: … Continue reading

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X-class solar flare causes radio blackout

(Source: Discovery News) The sun has erupted with its first X-class solar flare of 2015, a not-so-subtle reminder that it can still muster the energy required to generate the most powerful class of solar explosion. The magnetic eruption occurred yesterday … Continue reading

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Radio blackout: X-Ray Event exceeds X1

I’ve heard from several of you this morning that the shortwave bands are dead. It’s not your radio…it’s our sun. We’re currently experiencing an X-ray event exceeding X1 on the NOAA Space Weather Scale. This equates to wide area blackout of … Continue reading

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Incredible band openings tonight

After an X class solar flare that caused a serious HF radio black-out earlier today, we’ve been rewarded with superb radio conditions this evening in North America. This is, perhaps, one of the best temporary band openings I’ve experienced this … Continue reading

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Geomagnetic storms in weekend forecast

Heads up! Geomagnetic storms may make it a challenge to hear the test broadcast of Hamburger Lokalradio this weekend or any shortwave broadcaster for that matter. Full details at Spaceweather.com and the ARRL (below): (Source: ARRL) Spaceweather.com reports a strong geomagnetic … Continue reading

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Massive solar flare launches CME – poor propagation today

(Source: Discovery News) The sun has unleashed the biggest solar flare of the year, quickly followed by an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME). Both phenomena have the potential to impact communications and electronics on Earth and in orbit. […]A CME … Continue reading

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