The K7RA Solar Update

Bottom line: Not as bad as we thought it was going to be! 07/03/2015 Conditions over Field Day weekend turned out to be not bad at all. The expected geomagnetic upset never happened. On June 25-26, the Thursday and Friday before Field Day, the predicted planetary A index for the June 27-28 was 45 and…

CEDAR Conference Participants Dig Into Science of Interest to Radio Amateurs

07/01/2015 It was a meeting of the minds as more than 300 scientists — many of them radio amateurs — met at the University of Washington in Seattle during the week of June 21 for the annual National Science Foundation-sponsored Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) Conference. CEDAR is a broad-based, community-guided upper-atmosphere…

The K7RA Solar Update – 6-12-2015

06/12/2015 Solar activity strengthened during the past week. Average daily sunspot numbers increased from 34.3 to 112.4, and average daily solar flux rose from 97.8 to 131.4. The middle latitude A index for June 10-11 can only be guessed, due to some sort of outage depriving us of K-index data over a 27 hour period.…