Thursday, 28 August 2014

Band conditions

Solar activity: NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of M-class flares and a 5% chance of X-flares on Aug. 28th. This can result in R1 blackouts (Weak or minor degradation of HF radio communication on sunlit side, occasional loss of radio contact).

Carrying on from yesterday, conditions are down or very low here. GSV on 6860 which has been a consistent s9 and s9+ for the last few weeks of being on the air is S0 at 0807 UTC, and no carrier audible either. It is audible via the Twente SDR in Enschede. This would indicate no short skip conditions at the moment.