405Re: [dxatlas] Re: Ham Cap Question
- Dec 20, 2006Hi Cecil,
Click on the Download / Old Data command in the IonoProbe menu to ensure
that the program has enough daily SSN data and can compute the smoothed SSN
required for HamCap.
----- Original Message -----
From: Cecil Acuff
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: [dxatlas] Re: Ham Cap Question
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
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