|In 2013, Solar Flux averaged 156 and changed little these 3 weeks.|
X-axis are days in November
|This year for the same period, Solar Flux steadily increased and averaged 148.|
|In 2013 high levels of Solar Flux resulted in excellent propagation towards Europe in the morning hours as well as good trans-continental and Asia/Oceania activity seen in the afternoon hours.|
X-axis are UTC Hours
|This year activity towards Europe was not as strong until the last week surveyed. The totals between the years were basically equal.|
|This map represents my 10-Meter PropNET captures for a week ending 11/22. As noted, conditions were excellent worldwide to my Arizona QTH. The rig used was a Radio Shack HTX-10 and the antenna was a Cushcraft ATV-3 or a WB4BUM Hamstick.|
|2014 has seen approximately 19,000 more captures this year. The trends for both years are strikingly similar. The decline is expected because sunlight is shorter week to week.|
|The increase in captures for 2014 is visible for the hourly breakdown, but once again the trends between each year is similar,|
|X-axis are UTC Hours|
|From year to year the hourly trend was similar for the same week. With high Solar Flux it strangely resembles the trends we see during the Spring/Summer Es season.|
Solar Flux remains above 140. This results in outstanding conditions with great opportunities to Europe during the morning, trans-equatorial and trans-continental during the entire daylight hours and finally opportunities towards Asia and Oceania late in the afternoon.
Again, make use of these good opportunities as we should be heading towards the decline of this Solar Cycle.
Art Jackson KA5DWI/7