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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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Massive sunspots appear, solar flares could follow

(Source: Christian Science Monitor) A colossal sunspot on the surface of the sun is large enough to swallow six Earths whole, and could trigger solar flares this week, NASA scientists say. The giant sunspot was captured on camera by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory as … Continue reading

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