Class X.1.4 flare, CME headed Earthward

Class X.1.4 flare, CME headed Earthward

Nighthawke
Nighthawke

July 13th, 2012, 11:06 pm #1

Estimated arrival 5:17 EDT. It will be a doozy and lots of Auroras to be expected.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

?PHPSESSID=d369h652nnei9p4qqebr8g0bd0
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MephitMark
MephitMark

July 14th, 2012, 1:41 am #2

The Ionosphere will be really thick which will mean the upper HF bands will have some serious DX potential.

Nuts. And all I have right now is a HT.
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Stu Friedberg
Stu Friedberg

July 14th, 2012, 1:59 am #3

Estimated arrival 5:17 EDT. It will be a doozy and lots of Auroras to be expected.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

?PHPSESSID=d369h652nnei9p4qqebr8g0bd0
Holy Crap! (eom)
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The Gecko
The Gecko

July 14th, 2012, 2:17 am #4

The Ionosphere will be really thick which will mean the upper HF bands will have some serious DX potential.

Nuts. And all I have right now is a HT.
Curious - ever had any luck with getting reflections off meteor ion trails?
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Robin Bobcat
Robin Bobcat

July 14th, 2012, 8:52 am #5

Estimated arrival 5:17 EDT. It will be a doozy and lots of Auroras to be expected.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

?PHPSESSID=d369h652nnei9p4qqebr8g0bd0
... do NOT look at that if you've taken allergy meds. I think there's about twenty minutes I can't account for, during which I was recieving telepathic messages from either my bicycle or Sarah Michelle Gellar.
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Hans
Hans

July 14th, 2012, 3:50 pm #6

Estimated arrival 5:17 EDT. It will be a doozy and lots of Auroras to be expected.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

?PHPSESSID=d369h652nnei9p4qqebr8g0bd0
We had a few total blackouts last week, I'm glad I'm off today if this thing is going to be giving us a direct shot like that.

If I didn't have to go in tomorrow too, I'd take a roadtrip north of NYC and find a good drive-up mountain top.

-Hans
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Junk Box 99
Junk Box 99

July 14th, 2012, 7:41 pm #7

The Ionosphere will be really thick which will mean the upper HF bands will have some serious DX potential.

Nuts. And all I have right now is a HT.
...and here I had to wake up with another $(*^*&(%^ migraine headache this morning!
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smorizio
smorizio

July 14th, 2012, 8:49 pm #8

We had a few total blackouts last week, I'm glad I'm off today if this thing is going to be giving us a direct shot like that.

If I didn't have to go in tomorrow too, I'd take a roadtrip north of NYC and find a good drive-up mountain top.

-Hans
if your in vermont there burke mnt has a state camp ground on the bottom and a paved road to the top. no lights at the top of the mnt. just a fire watch tower.
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MephitMark
MephitMark

July 16th, 2012, 10:28 pm #9

Curious - ever had any luck with getting reflections off meteor ion trails?
Generally meteor scatter works best on the 60 meter (50MHz) band. I have not heard much action being done on the higher freqs. And all I have that covers the 60 meters is my FT-817, with no directional antenna, and only 5 watts, I've not much chance of reaching anyone.

One of the reasons I drool profusely every time I find a listing of a FT-736 with all the modules plugged in.
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niteowlinphoenix
niteowlinphoenix

July 17th, 2012, 4:16 pm #10

Curious - ever had any luck with getting reflections off meteor ion trails?
Check SpaceWeather dot com for a link (periodically, when a meteor shower is active) to a ham radio site in Roswell, NM.
http://spaceweatherradio.com/
This site features a live internet audio feed of echos received from the USAF SPASUR xmitter in Lake Kickapoo, TX. Same thing works from the xmitter located at Gila River, AZ. Details about the SPASUR net here:
http://spaceweatherradio.com/navspasur. ... ppc20jai37

Note: it's about as exciting as watching (listening to) paint dry, hehe.

Should be some activity coming up in August during the Perseids meteor shower.
More dope on meteroids at IMO dot net.
http://www.imo.net/news/outlook

Ham radio propagation info here:
http://www.solarham.net/
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/SWN/index.html

Have fun!!
NiteOwlinPHX
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