Your comments and experiences are always welcome.
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Since I moved towards the left coast I have started analyzing what is happening on 10-Meters for all PropNET participants, not just me. I will list those participants as I have time. So if I do not, thank you all for putting a signal on.
All reports unless otherwise noted will be based on the PropNET or Non-PropNET captures of 10-Meter PSK31 signals Telnet to PropNET's database, extracted then reviewed for accuracy. Example: Ground-wave captures are eliminated.
So here goes...
I think one of my last comments before I started my journey to Arizona was, "Who said the Solar Cycle had peaked?".
Compared to the same period last year (September 21-27) solar flux on average was 40 higher this year (110 to 150). 10-Meter propagation always excels when greater than 140 and the results show it.
The result was over 5,300 captures in 2014 compared to just below 3,000 in 2013.
During the week here in Arizona I was hearing signals at sunrise. There was some geomagnetic activity, but it was helping the band.
Increased solar activity shows a very positive influence in the morning hours (17-19 UTC) as European captures were up his year. Also much more transcontinental was evident.
Make use of the continuing high solar flux. The cycle is very finicky and should be declining, I keep thinking we are seeing the end, but that is not the case so far.
Contributors Week-ending 9/27