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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Solar Activity, or lack thereof
« on: March 01, 2019, 2003 UTC »
Chris Smolinski
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Re: Solar Activity, or lack thereof
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2019, 1801 UTC »
28 days in a row with no visible sunspots. Solar flux around 70.

No wonder propagation is non-existent!

 

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Re: Solar Activity, or lack thereof
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2019, 2031 UTC »
Time to break out the longwave transmitter, apparently.

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Re: Solar Activity, or lack thereof
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 2002 UTC »
At least there's precedent for it.
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Re: Solar Activity, or lack thereof
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 1624 UTC »
MW is not benefitting, unfortunately. Oh well.

I had better DX results in 2012.
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Re: Solar Activity, or lack thereof
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2019, 1515 UTC »
We actually have two small sunspot groups now, the solar flux is up to 77, and foF2 has been a little higher than previously, about 6 MHz vs 5 MHz.
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Westminster, MD
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