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Post by tvdxrools » 10 Sep 2017 09:23

hardly any carriers at 0500z this morning at my location a long time since i have saw that happening , i believe Paul c had a couple Brazilians but a total blackout here , David

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Re: blackout

Post by simbeav » 10 Sep 2017 11:10

That's reassuring and in this case just as useful as stunning tips. I'm sure I've fixed the antenna cable, but not as sign of anything.
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 10 Sep 2017 11:48

Yes, it is very reassuring to read posts like this, because when you switch on your receiver and hear NOTHING, you wonder if there's something serious wrong with your equipment, etc.

I can report carriers this morning, but well below audio level, one or two were just about reaching audio level, but were only very, very, weak. 1280 had 'something'. 1320 had Latin rhythms on YVWP's offset, so possibly them. 1390 had vague audio (I think), 1400 CBG and possibly 1580 had something too, but it was very poor.

Most of yesterday saw K indices of 1. It's the same today so far, even a K 0! VERY quiet conditions, so I hope this helps things to recover quickly. There's no question of the band being blacked out after the whopping geomagnetic storm we just had.

Currently, DXLC says:

Propagation

Long distance low and medium frequency (below 2 MHz) propagation along paths north of due west over upper middle latitudes is poor to fair. Propagation on long distance northeast-southwest paths is poor.

Forecast

The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet September 10-12. Quiet to active conditions are likely on September 13-15 due to effects from CH824.

http://www.solen.info/solar/

The 'Propagation' part seems a bit over-optimistic to say the least, but I think this might be coming from a Norwegian perspective as DXLC are based in Norway.

For the record, I just checked for info about the DXLC web and I could only find this: https://dxlc.wordpress.com/about-2/ Are the DXLC still running? The solar stats used to come from the DXLC website, but they moved to the solen address a few years ago. I see that the stats are now compiled credited to Jan Alvestad, so I probably shouldn't be referring to them as DXLC stats anymore. A small point but there you go.

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Re: blackout

Post by pe1etr » 10 Sep 2017 13:42

I've been exiled down to the basement, so I thought the lack of TA was due to that. Glad to hear it is not just me with zilch TA. I can just about squeeze a flag in here.

PS I am below street level but not below ground.

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Post by mediterraneandxer » 10 Sep 2017 20:08

Thanks guys. Got a new used radio today and had to check it twice!

Yesterday evening was able to copy an Indian MW station on the Lowe. Conditions are changing quickly from day to day and hour to hour.
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Re: blackout

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Re: blackout

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 11 Sep 2017 10:12

SPLAAATT!!

Not a single drop of TA audible this morning. :cry:

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Re: blackout

Post by tvdxrools » 11 Sep 2017 10:24

good latin peak at 0515z but as usual for that time not many ids and faded both ,, 1470 capital was good at 0515 as were quite a few other unid ss , David

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 11 Sep 2017 17:47

I just checked my overnight recording again and found a South American on 1350 and Cuba on 1620. Furthermore, there were very brief snippets of audio on 1390 and 1520.

610 has been surprisingly quiet for the two or three days. Has the Caribbean Beacon gone silent? Maybe Irma is responsible.

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