Tag Archives: Solar Flare

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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Wired: Listen to a Solar Flare Drown Out Radio Communications on Earth

(Source: Wired) Over the weekend, a tiny spot on the sun erupted into a moderately sized solar flare that was particularly loud in radio waves. With the sound of a roaring wave, it completely drowned out radio communication all over the … Continue reading

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Another solar storm headed to Earth

Even the Wall Street Journal picked up on the latest solar flare–the biggest in 5 years–which is headed towards Earth: WASHINGTON—The largest solar flare in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that … Continue reading

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