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404Re: [dxatlas] Re: Ham Cap Question

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  • James Streible
    Dec 20, 2006
      Cecil,

      That is strange. When I click on the IonoProbe box both the SSN and the
      Kp windows change to green and the numbers change to the current SSN and Kp.

      Maybe a reinstall of the program would get things right.

      Jim K4DLI


      Cecil Acuff wrote:
      > 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....
      >
      > Cecil
      > K5DL
      > 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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