DOUBLE IMPACT: Earth's magnetic field is reverberating in response to a pair of impacts on Sept. 30th. A weak interplanetary shock wave hit Earth at 10:25 UT followed by a stronger CME strike at approximately 22:30 UT. Observers in Norway are reporting significant ground currents, while the Arctic Circle is glowing with Northern Lights. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras, especially during the hours around local midnight. http://www.spaceweather.com/
Almost all HF bands were dead for SSB, PSK and CW signals this morning. I saw Aurora QSO's on 6 meter at DXMAPS.com. I tried JT65 on 40 meter, bingo! It's a really good mode when propagation is poor. I could work IZ0MIT and YL3DR. See below where I was reported:
Wow, not bad at all. Even in New Zealand. I also transmitted with PSK31, but I was not reported anywhere. So JT65 will be my standard mode when the sunspots are very low in a few years.