[Fwd: Solar event]

David V. Rogers dvrogers@bellatlantic.net
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From: rrucker@clark.net (Dick Rucker)
Subject: RE: Solar event

>Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 09:17:18 -0600
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>From: Kevin Muenzler WB5RUE <wb5rue@stic.net>
>To: "Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion" <qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU>
>Subject: RE: Solar event
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>I remember something like this back in 1989.  I was working on 20
>meters when all of a sudden I hear what sounded like a wave crashing
>on shore in my headphones.  Like a big "woosh" and the band went
>completely dead.  I thought I had lost my rig.  The noise went up
>to about an S7 which is rare on 20 meters.  I tuned across all the
>bands and heard nothing at all.  I even turned on a CB that I had
>in the shack and it was dead except for local stuff, no skip at all.
>The noise gradually dropped to normal levels over a period of an
>hour or so.  When I began to hear signals again they sounded like
>they were under water.  That evening I heard on the news that we
>were going to be able to see the aurora here in south Texas.
>There had been a giant solar flare.
>Kevin, WB5RUE
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU
>> [mailto:owner-qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU]On Behalf Of
>> Paul Harden
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 1998 1:09 AM
>> To: Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion
>> Subject: Re: Solar event
>> On Tue, 10 Nov 1998, Pete Burbank wrote:
>> >Hi Paul,
>> >I'm afraid to post this to the list (like a guy who thinks he has
>> >seen a UFO). In the wee hours this AM...9 Nov at 0625 UTC I was
>> >listening to 40 near the QRP freq. ...lots of nice clean signals
>> >rolling in here in central Ky. There was sort of a boom in my
>> >headphones and then the band was all choppy with a few weak
>> >signals. It was so abrupt that I noted the time.
>> Peter,
>> This is really cool ... if you look at the solar/geomagnetic report
>> I posted earlier, it cites how the MAJOR storm started around
>> 0600 UTC.
>> >From todays solar wind data, you can clearly see where the shock wave
>> from fridays M-class flare and CME smacked into the Earth a bit after
>> 0600 UTC, which triggered the major geomagnetic storm.
>> 72, Paul NA5N

Richard A. "Dick" Rucker
City of Fairfax, VA