It seems there are still a few surprises left in the strange life of Cycle 24. Yesterday's major X1.6 solar flare seems to be nicely positioned for an earth-impact on Friday. The blast follows an earlier M4.5 flare the day before and the one-two combination could deliver some interesting VHF propagation as the solar stream impacts our planet.
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Well this explains all the terrible static on the HF bands the past couple of days making it really difficult to get all of the Route 66 Special event stations.
Yes….plus a couple of HF blackouts for an hour or so. Hopefully condx will be a bit better once these events pass by the planet but I see we have had three more flares today ! Cycle 24 is not going away quietly.