Solar Conditions to be Disrupted!
- Group,The past few weeks have been very quiet and the HF bands almost dead but,In the next few days we could be in for a surprise! With the the current solar k index hovering between 0 and 1conditions have been rather poor. A recent CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) is purported to hit the earth sometime this week!See this article for more info: http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20100803/sc_space/spectacularnorthernlightsshowsignalssuniswakingup/Mitch Baum /AF2M_,_._,___
I wanted to comment on recent conditions. For a few months now, on and off, when I
have time to operate, I've been working into Asia about 10pm, local time from NJ. on
cw (20m). Signals are sometimes weak, but occasionally quite strong. This despite the pretty
poor conditions. Some of these contacts have included stations in central Russia, near
the northern Chinese/Mongolian borders. Don't know what has been happening on ssb or psk since I operate them sparingly. Only using 90watts and a tri-bander. So as you know, sometimes
the bands seem dead but surprise us anyway.
- Mitchel Baum wrote:
The one posted now is a universal Mitch. It contains ppc, ppc64, Intel and Intel64 code.Dave,Could the "non-universal" or ppc64 architecture be a reason that OS-X 10.6.4 on Intel platforms runs differently?
Only if it were built for a single architecture. Dick pointed out that it that case the OS X program Rosetta is performing just in time code translation at the machine code level, see http://www.apple.com/rosetta/If the code is translated to target environment on execution, could it be possible that different platforms operate differently?
It's already in the Universal buildCould we try a build for "Intel" only? It would be nice to see if that has any effect.
- This past Saturday on 20m I managed to get my first DX contact with a guy in Northern Ireland on 5 watts SSB with my FT-817 and my homebrew buddipole in my back yard here in NJ.
For me CME's and the like just means VHF will open up.
--- In email@example.com, Andrew Neumeier <ka2uqw@...> wrote:
> I wanted to comment on recent conditions. For a few months now, on and off,
> when I
> have time to operate, I've been working into Asia about 10pm, local time from
> NJ. on
> cw (20m). Signals are sometimes weak, but occasionally quite strong. This
> despite the pretty
> poor conditions. Some of these contacts have included stations in central
> Russia, near
> the northern Chinese/Mongolian borders. Don't know what has been happening on
> ssb or psk since I operate them sparingly. Only using 90watts and a
> tri-bander. So as you know, sometimes
> the bands seem dead but surprise us anyway.
> From: Mitchel Baum <mitch.baum@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Tue, August 3, 2010 3:22:20 PM
> Subject: [linuxham] Solar Conditions to be Disrupted!
> The past few weeks have been very quiet and the HF bands almost dead but,
> In the next few days we could be in for a surprise! With the the current solar k
> index hovering between 0 and 1
> conditions have been rather poor. A recent CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) is
> purported to hit the earth sometime this week!
> See this article for more
> info: http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20100803/sc_space/spectacularnorthernlightsshowsignalssuniswakingup/
> Mitch Baum /AF2M_,_._,___
- Andrew,Even with a K of less than 3, last night was somewhat of a surprise! Low QRN and quiet conditions, yet I hade a few contacts to the west coast on 12m/17m SSB and reports of 579 to 599. I only run about 60 watts into one of two rather poor verticals, one an old 4BTV with 40m resonator and only 3 28 foot radials, the other an original version R5 at only 12 feet above ground on a fiberglass military pole. From Florida I can usually get to the central states on PSK31 or Olivia and I can get to East/Central Europe with good conditions on 20m. Last night was wonderful! I just through out a CQ and had many returns. Seems like the recent CME improved the conditions, even for just a few hours.AF2M/ Mitch Baum
Well whatever the sunspot number and whatever the conditions appear to be, I try to make a habit of checking
the rotating beacons on 20m at 144.100 (cw) run by the Northern Cal. DX Assoc. I tend to check it late in the
evening. Am usually surprised to hear a number of beacons, often with no signal strength indicated on my rig.
Then down to the cw sub-band I go and try to make a few contacts. Have been hearing a lot of psk too, I need
to check that out more often, as I am no doubt missing some dx. As I have found on two meter ssb, and as you
no doubt know, the bands are open far more often than it seems. It's part of the fun of the hobby.