Topband: Big 160m openings just before K index spikes
w8uvz at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 8 09:29:22 EST 2017
Do agree with your observations relative to prop enhancement on the upside (beginning) of solar disturbances. Especially for we northern types close to the northern auroral zone.
I've made some extraordinary contacts in my 35years on topband during these situations.
Now if we could just have one fall on the days that stns like XW4ZW and the BD/BG stns are active, hi/
73 George W8UVZ
On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:09 PM, Bob Lawson N6RW <n6rw at cox.net> wrote:
Is it just my imagination or have others noticed big 160 meter openings
- hours before big K index spikes?
It seems that several times, we have had big openings into Europe and
Asia from out here in Arizona and my hopes of having a great opening the
next night was ruined by a big geomagnetic storm. Last Saturday morning,
the JAs were quite weak here. Sunday morning, several Asians had good
signals. BD4WN was the loudest I'd ever heard him and JA3YBK was 10
over 9 at sunrise until 15 minutes past sunrise. He was still solid 45
minutes after sunrise. Sunday night, I heard the first EU Russian since
getting on TB almost three years ago. I was looking forward to a great
post-contest Monday night and bang - the K index jumped up to 4 - just
like a few weeks before. I heard no Asian signals this morning and so
far no EU on 160 tonight (Monday night).
73 all de Bob N6RW Prescott AZ
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