Tag Archives: Space Weather

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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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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Telegraph operations in the Great Auroral Storm of 1859

These days, CMEs and solar flares get a great deal of media attention. But it’s mostly speculation–for even with our advanced abilities to measure the potential impact, we can’t be sure what will happen each time this occurs. Might this … Continue reading

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Large Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) to hit earth January 24th

CME‘s have a very negative effect on shortwave radio. This particular CME is the largest to hit earth in 7 years–certain high-flying airplanes may even be re-routed. On the positive note, the strong ensuing geo-magnet storms should create some beautiful aurorasin … Continue reading

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