Solar Flux and activity increased early in the week. It was a good week on 10-Meters, but not as good as it was this time last year. It was the first time this year that the weekly conditions failed to exceed the same period last year. Solar flux was well above this year, bit it appeared that several strong M and X- Class solar flares did enough disruption to keep numbers down. There seemed to be a number of radio blackouts this week.
|Not as many different stations were captured by me this week,|
but the total captures were about the same.
|Overall 2014 captures remain greater than last year.|
|This was the first week since the season began that 2013 volumes were greater than last year.|
|For the first time in at least 4 weeks, captures favored Trans-Equatorial|
|Lat years activity favored Trans-Atlantic and Pacific.|
|Meanwhile solar activity increased in 2013.|
|Solar Flux in 2014 is much higher|
|Solar activity was down for 2014, but the number of stronger flares are more proportionate. |
The X-Flares can have a highly negative affect on propagation.
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