23/2/2017 0900 - 1300 UTC.
Both Twenty and 40 metres appear to be a lot better than they have been. The SFI is 83 and K Index is 2 - which are a better combination than we have seen of late but not enough I think to explain this mornings conditions - perhaps this has something to do with it (but I would have expected this to raise the noise level and kill the bands - or have I misunderstood something - quite likely).
Solar wind advisory
Earth is about to enter a stream of solar wind flowing from a hole in the sun’s atmosphere.
NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Feb. 23rd as the solar wind speed quickens to 550 km/s or more.
Arctic sky watchers should be alert for auroras on Thursday and Friday nights.
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