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403Re: [dxatlas] Re: Ham Cap Question

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  • Cecil Acuff
    Dec 20, 2006
      I use IonProbe and DXAtlas. The settings page in Ham Cap has a button to
      select the use of both of those, which I depress. The confusion is that the
      Kp box in Ham Cap turns green, I am assuming when it is using the data
      picked up from IonProbe but the SSN box never changes color to indicate the
      same. It does however show 12 upon startup which I assumed was a default
      starting point...maybe not. I don't see anywhere in IonProbe where a SSN of
      12 is displayed but I do see 12.1 indicated for the month of DEC 2006 in the
      spread sheet that comes up when clicking on the sun icon next to the SSN
      display box in Ham Cap.

      Bottom line it's not been clear to me where the SSN number is actually
      coming from and how often it is updated to attempt to be somewhat near
      real-time in it's predictions...

      Maybe Alex can clear it up.....

      I will admit that as far as the peak time to work the VU7 from my location
      it has been quite accurate. I still have not worked them but have not had
      time to spend in the chase due to wrapping up work related duties. I'll be
      able to spend more time in the next week or so but with a 100W and a wire it
      will be a challenge. (not impossible)

      Have only heard them briefly during the peak on 20m.

      Hope for better conditions between now and 1/1 when the flares will probably
      start again....

      Gulfport MS

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "James Streible" <k4dli@...>
      To: <dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 8:05 AM
      Subject: Re: [dxatlas] Re: Ham Cap Question

      > If you are running either IonoProbe or DXAtlas you will have a choice of
      > picking either one on thew "Settings" tab of Ham Cap. I use IonoProbe
      > and the correct SSN and Kp are then displayed on the Params tab and the
      > program works correctly. You can also then change either of the numbers
      > to any value you want if you want to see the effect of either changing
      > or just want to use data from another source.
      > So far it seems to be pretty accurate here.
      > Jim K4DLI
      > oh6bg wrote:
      >>> Well that leads to the question as to what to put in the field
      >> because it is not picked up automatically....at least not on my copy.
      >> I have to enter the SSN to be used in the calculation. It does pick
      >> up the Kp index.
      >> On my copy (Ham CAP 1.5) it shows the correct SSN number (12 for
      >> December). Otherwise, you can find the SSNs here:
      >> ftp://ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov/STP/SOLAR_DATA/SUNSPOT_NUMBERS/sunspot.predict
      >> 73 Jari OH6BG
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