Utility Planet is the official blog for the column of the same name in The Spectrum Monitor. It replaces Utility World in the discontinued Monitoring Times magazine. Utilities are all VLF/LF/MF/HF (and sometimes low-band VHF) radio communications except broadcasting, CB, and non-emergency amateur. If you understood the last sentence, you know enough to read this blog.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Solar Flux Exceeds 90
Active region 1040, a Cycle 24 spot, has rotated into position to affect Earth. Daily uncorrected solar flux has risen above 90 for the first time in quite a while.
If you thought band conditions were better today, well, that's because they are.