TopBand: Don't abandon ship yet!

Robert Brown
Fri, 19 Dec 1997 06:55:20 -0800 (PST)

Friends in Radio Land,

You may recall that I make a point of logging the 1-8 Angstrom Xray 
background from the sun; that is given in the hfprop report each day.

Right now, the background flux is falling, even going below the B1.0
"support level", to use a Wall Street term.  In fact, it is down to A5.7 
at last reading.  But looking at the records, a pattern seems to be 
emerging, one with two over-lapping active regions separated by a region 
of little activity.  Thus, the Xray background record shows deep notches 
at August 20, October 25 and now seems to be heading for another one 
around Xmas time.  With that little data to go on, I would suggest that  
the background flux will rise again after Xmas and go to or stay above  
the B1.0 support level for the month on January and possibly into February.? 

Let's see how it goes.  Maybe we'll get lucky and have some strong peaks 
in IONIZING RADIATION, like on August 30 and November 4 when the Xray 
background reached B8.5 and C1.7.  Now those were conditions for DXing!


Bob, NM7M

P.S.  I seem to get propagation reports from but 
they will no longer accept my messages.  I short, I seem to have been the 
victim of a random act of unsubscription.  How do I get re-instated?

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