Propagation news

Propagation news and other items:

First of all the spaceweather report..

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This page was updated 2018 January 20 at  08:45  UTC.

The following data is from the Space Weather Prediction Centre:

Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt

Issued 2018 January 20 0600 UTC

Solar-terrestrial indices for January 19 follow.

Solar flux 71 and estimated planetary A-index 8.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0600 UTC on 20 January was 3.

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 January 20 0030 UTC

Regions with Sunspots.  Locations valid at January 19/2400z

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

2696.......................S12W29.............0010..............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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