Friday, September 12, 2014


Hello and welcome back.... An X-Class solar flare, the most dangerous kind, erupted from the sun toward Earth Wednesday.

What does that mean to us as radio enthusiasts? 

Well, there could be impacts on high-frequency (HF- Shortwave) radio communications. Most of the time its radio noise, static noise that makes signals diminish in strength.

It could also impact GPS devices, Satellite TV and cause blackouts. or it could just miss us altogether... Guess we will just have to wait and see.

You can watch the flare LIVE on - CLICK HERE

So if your scanner or shortwave receiver is not picking up as well as it should, don't blame the radio... it could be the sun.

Blame the sun, that bright flash screws up your radios amongst other things..

SOMETHING TO NOTE.... Keep an eye on the tables on the right hand side of this site, (called - Solar Data ,and HF Propagation) there updated daily and will keep you informed.


2014-09-12 01:15 UTC  The First CME Has Arrived
The first of the two CMEs predicted to arrive today made its appearance right on time. G1 ((Minor) geomagnetic storming is expected to begin within the next few hours with a maximum projected level of G2 (Moderate) storms for September 12th. A G3 (Strong) Geomagnetic Storm Watch is still in effect for September 13th due to the combined influence of this CME and the one projected to arrive late on the 12th. G1 (Minor) storming is likely to continue into September 14th. In addition, the S1 (Minor) solar radiation storm that is in progress as a result of the eruption on September 10th is expected to persist for the next few days with a possible slight increase with the arrival of the CMEs. Keep in mind that the forecast periods listed are in Universal Time so aurora watchers in the northern U.S. should be looking for possible activity tonight through Saturday night. Stay tuned for updates.

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