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« on: July 14, 2017, 04:40:00 PM »

Because of the drop in solar activity, the sun was speckle-free for two days before this swirling sunspot appeared. The picture was captured last week between about July 4 and July 11, according to NASA.





These kids heard about it early enough:

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 08:17:06 AM »

Last night the local weather mentioned possibly being able to see the Northern Lights as far south as Albany. The bands were DEAD last night. Strange though, was in the shack listening on 20m, Band was dead except for one station who was in Australia!
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 02:57:58 PM »

Last night the local weather mentioned possibly being able to see the Northern Lights as far south as Albany. The bands were DEAD last night. Strange though, was in the shack listening on 20m, Band was dead except for one station who was in Australia!
"Pipeline Anomaly"

Aurora forecast in real time: http://amfone.net/Amforum/index.php/topic,38072.msg291406.html#msg291406
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 09:46:43 PM »

Last night the local weather mentioned possibly being able to see the Northern Lights as far south as Albany. The bands were DEAD last night. Strange though, was in the shack listening on 20m, Band was dead except for one station who was in Australia!
"Pipeline Anomaly"

Aurora forecast in real time: http://amfone.net/Amforum/index.php/topic,38072.msg291406.html#msg291406

In Australia, or an aussie on remote ham radio?

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 01:45:23 PM »

About an hour ago,  checked 40 on my SX-71. No signals,  none on any other bands except the BCB.  Thought it was an SX-71 issue but nothing on other receivers either.  Spaceweather.com is reporting we just got hit with an X8 solar flare.
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 03:13:05 PM »

The timing is highly unfortunate given the potential current need for communications in so many areas.
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 06:28:04 PM »

Howdy from East Texas,

Yes, the bands were dead today 80m through 10m. I had just put up a 40m dipole and thought my receiver had died. Tuned to WWV at 10.0000 Mc/s and nothing. Finally, after a couple of hours, WWV could barely be heard with the gain turned up and the filters scrunched in tight.

Where does all the RF go during such an event? Does the Sun suck up all the signals to recharge?

Jim
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 07:56:38 PM »

Pictures worth well over1 kiloword....


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