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Solar Storm!

Dunno if anyone else tried the higher HF frequencies today…

Not too clever on 20m and above from G/SP-013 Gun. Found just one contact Stateside on the 15m band, he wasn’t a SOTA chaser though.

Solar storm being mischievous?

73 Mike
2E0YYY

In reply to 2E0YYY:

Funny you should say that when I was in the pub tonight one of the customers said there was a chance we could see an aurora as the sky was clear.

Nice to work you, Mike, from NW-034 today. Stayed until 13:45 as there was a chance of working Barry on NW-015 or was it 007 but was getting colder and colder so packed up before I froze to the spot. So by the time I’d made to 3-4 mile hike back to the car he’d gone.

Peter
G(W)1FOA

In reply to G1FOA:

Nice to work you, Mike, from NW-034 today. Stayed until 13:45 as there
was a chance of working Barry on NW-015 or was it 007 but was getting
colder and colder so packed up before I froze to the spot. So by the
time I’d made to 3-4 mile hike back to the car he’d gone.

Thanks for the S2S, Peter. I managed to work Barry on both summits.

With the persistent wind, it was pretty cold on Gun, too. Glad to get back to the car…

73 Mike
2E0YYY

In reply to 2E0YYY:

Ok for some but can you spot your deliberate mistake in your Saturday alert?

Peter
G1FOA

PS Depending on wx may try two more tomorrow

In reply to 2E0YYY:

08-Mar-2012 at 2105 UTC
SFI = 140 A = 24 K = 4

Says it all.

Andy
MM0FMF

In reply to G1FOA:

In reply to 2E0YYY:

Ok for some but can you spot your deliberate mistake in your Saturday
alert?

LOL, all sorted…

PS Depending on wx may try two more tomorrow

2m propagation looks good from tomorrow for a few days. I would love to do a summit, but sadly work beckons :frowning:

73 Mike
2E0YYY

In reply to MM0FMF:

The Auroral oval map that used to be displayed on Spaceweather.com is QRT at the moment, but the link below should give you a good idea if you are likely to see any Aurora at your location.

For those of us not in North America there is a choice of plots for EU, Asia & South Pole at the bottom of the page.

Looks promising for Scotland tonight Andy. I don’t even have to look outside to know it will be too cloudy here in Blackburn Hi!

http://helios.swpc.noaa.gov/ovation/

Best 73,

Mark G0VOF

In reply to 2E0YYY:

Nice one.

Well I’m off back to the flat alnds tha are Essex but look forward to working you again in the future

Peter

G1FOA

Forty metres seems really empty this morning…

73, Rick M0LEp

In reply to G0VOF:

Or

The Oval

https://cssdp.ca/ssdp/app/static/related_projects/rt_oval.html

UK conditions

http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/

Radio activity

http://www.vhfdx.info/spots/map.php

Roger G4OWG

In reply to M0LEP:

Forty metres seems really empty this morning…

73, Rick M0LEp

Hi Rick,

I managed just four contacts on 40m from G/SP-015 The Cloud, this afternoon.

73 Mike
2E0YYY

In reply to 2E0YYY:

I managed just four contacts on 40m from G/SP-015 The Cloud, this afternoon.

I listened on most of the spotted 40 and 60 metre SSB activations, and on some of the spotted shorter bands, today, as well as tuning up and down 40 metres on a few occasions. I think I just about managed to hear one of the activators at the “there’s a voice there, probably” level…

Hopefully conditions will be bette over the weekend.

73, Rick M0LEP