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Author Topic: X4.9 Solar Flare 2156 UTC 31 DEC 2023  (Read 944 times)

Offline RobRich

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X4.9 Solar Flare 2156 UTC 31 DEC 2023
« on: December 31, 2023, 2212 UTC »
SWPC logging: 31 Dec 2023 21:56:00 GMT X4.9 Ratio 0.308

SWPC is reporting a R3 radio blackout at ~2200z. I had one of my SDRs parked on the 40m band, and DX propagation dropped to basically nothing. Even locally there were only like 2-3 ops remaining.

The band started recovering by by 2203z.

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Re: X4.9 Solar Flare 2156 UTC 31 DEC 2023
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2024, 2233 UTC »
Image of the flare. (h/t to Spaceweather.com and SWLing Post)

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