Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Sun Is Awake

ANOTHER X-FLARE, Fast-growing sunspot complex 1161-1162 erupted on Feb. 18th, producing an M6.6-class solar flare. The almost-X category blast was one of the strongest flares in years and continued the week-long trend of high solar activity. NOAA forecasters estimate a 75% chance of more M-flares during the next 24 hours. [source: Space Weather.com]

I got a new DXCC on 10 meter WSPR Reunion island. Now total DXCC is 9 on 10 meter. SF 125 and SN 101. Not bad at all. With CW I worked K5ZD on 15 meter.

8 comments:

  1. Hallo Paul, had je Reunion vandaag gewerkt? Vond de condities op 10m wat tegenvallen. Althans ik werd wel gehoord in Israël. Maar helaas geen Australië. Wel hier gehoord uiteraard alles met WSPR. 73, Bas

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  2. Hallo Bas, nou ja gewerkt, ik ben gehoord in Reunion Island. Condities waren vandaag minder dan gisteren. 73 Paul

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  3. Hi Paul, I will say the sun sure is helping me out in the ARRL CW contest this weekend. Lots of great contacts for a QRP station. For the first time in a long time I am able to get into South America....in the past for some reason it was a real struggle.

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  4. Signals were coming very strong from EU today (Feb 19,2011) in 17m band near 19UTC. I was CW CQing with the 5W setup and EU stations, G4, DL, and EA5 were contact. Some QSB, but good signal including a 589 report. Not bad.

    73 de Milton, NP4KT

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  5. This weekend was spectacular....the best band conditions I've heard in many many years!

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  6. Hello Mike, well done. And maybe we will get more in the coming 2 years. 73 Paul

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  7. Hello Milton, welcome to my blog. Yes, it's great when propagation is that good. And the maximum is yet to come. 73 Paul

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  8. Hello John, I missed the Sunday propagation... :-( But hopefully there is more to come. 73 Paul

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