Propagation news

Propagation news and other items:

First of all the spaceweather report..

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This page was updated 2018 February 05 at  11:26  UTC.

The following data is from the Space Weather Prediction Centre:

Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt

Issued 2018 February 05 0900 UTC

Solar-terrestrial indices for February 04 follow.
Solar flux 73 and estimated planetary A-index 3

The estimated planetary K-index at 0900 UTC on 05 February was 2.

No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.

No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.

 

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Solar Region Summary (Sunspots visible on the solar disc)

Issued 2018 February 05 0030 UTC

Regions with Sunspots.  Locations valid at February 04/2400z

Region Number.........Location...........Area..........Mag Type

2699.......................S04E74.............0080..............Alpha

xxxx.......................xxxxxx.............xxxx.............xxxxx

Data courtesy of the Space Weather Prediction Centre

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Here is a link to a YouTube video showing some of the work of the SWPC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU9hQvMjzSxurMirYDgOMezw&v=JncTCE2NWgc

GB3WES beacon 5,290 kHz.

StratWarm - stratospheric warming. Does it have an effect on HF propagatiion? If it creates turbulence in the ionosphere and stirs the electron distribution, then surely it does.

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