Sunday, December 30, 2018

Stations on today that we heard were WB4EZ, W4NUS, K4CFZ, AB4AM and W4DEX.  The Kp index was still elevated at 3 to 4.  

WB4EZ was about S2 at best at W4DEX with signals going into the noise at times.  W4NUS was anywhere from S3 to S9 at times.  I suspect the S3 signal is totally ground wave considering the distance is only 24 miles.  That indicates even at such a short distance there can be strong sky wave reflections from the F2 layer if enough signal can penetrate the round trip through the D layer.  AB4AM was heard several times peaking as much as S3 but we could not get his attention I suspect due to high receive  noise level at his QTH.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTEF3
Serial Number: 2887
Issue Time: 2018 Dec 30 1426 UTC
CONTINUED ALERT: Electron 2MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1000pfu
Continuation of Serial Number: 2886
Begin Time: 2018 Dec 29 1615 UTC
Yesterday Maximum 2MeV Flux: 2833 pfu

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