Thursday, December 18, 2014

"WWV" Solar Flux Hits 213!

Several complex active regions are pointed right at the Earth. They are producing class M flares and periodic minor R1-level radio blackouts. The "official" daily uncorrected solar flux broadcast by WWV hit 213 today.  I haven't checked, but that sounds like a peak for Cycle 24 or at least close to it.  Of course due to our planet relatively close to perihelion, it may go down when it's corrected.

All of this woke up VHF this morning, L.A. time, with a number of East Coast businesses audible on the West Coast. It might be a good idea to check on 6 meters at the usual times.