SB PROP @ ARL $ARLP020 ARLP020 Propagation de K7VVV

14.05.2001 21:15:04

Источник: Александр Ковалевский

ZCZC AP20 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 20 ARLP020 >From Tad Cook, K7VVV Seattle, WA May 11, 2001 To all radio amateurs

SB PROP ARL ARLP020 ARLP020 Propagation de K7VVV

As sunspots fade from view, solar flux and sunspot numbers are down. Average sunspot numbers for the week declined by nearly 45 points, and average solar flux was off by over 40 points. A and K indices went high this week, indicating a minor geomagnetic storm on May 9 and 10. This began on May 8 when the earth entered a high speed solar wind stream. The interplanetary magnetic field, which is another name for the sun's enormous magnetic field, turned south on May 9. This rendered the earth's magnetosphere vulnerable to gusts of solar wind.

Active geomagnetic conditions are fading, and should become unsettled on May 11 and 12, with planetary A indices of 15 and 12, dropping to around 10 on May 13 and 14. Contesters should see fairly good conditions for the CQ-M Contest this weekend. Solar flux is expected to stay near 135 for the next few days, then rise above 150 after May 17 and above 175 after May 19.

Currently we are moving from spring toward summer propagation conditions. 10 meters is not as viable as it was in late March, and as longer daylight hours in the northern hemisphere heat the ionosphere, the ionosphere thins and the MUF is lower during daylight hours. 15 meters can still be quite good, especially into areas that are dark, and as the days become longer, night time openings on 20 meters will become more common.

For the CQ-M International DX Contest this weekend, we have some path projections to several targets in the former Soviet Union, including Asiatic Russia (UA0), European Russia (UA1), and Ukraine (UR).

>From the East Coast of the United States (centered on Charlotte, North Carolina), to UA0, 20 meters 0400-1300z. To UA1, 80 meters 0100-0130z, 40 meters 0000-0300z, 20 meters 2100-0630z, 15 meters possibly 1200-2300z. To UR, 80 meters 0030-0230z, 40 meters 2330-0400z, 20 meters 2100-0630z, 15 meters possibly 1200-2300z.

>From the center of the 48 contiguous United States (centered on Kansas) to UA0, 40 meters 0900-1130z, 20 meters 0100- 0530z, 15 meters possibly 1900-0500z. To UA1, 40 meters around 0200z, 20 meters 2300-0630z, 15 meters 1800-2000z. To UR, 40 meters 0100-0330z, 20 meters 2200-0700z, 15 meters 1700-2300z.

>From Central California to UA0, 80 meters 0930-1230z, 40 meters 0730-1400z, 20 meters open all hours, strongest 0730-1430z, weakest around 1600z and 1930 to 0100z, 15 meters 2100-0800z. To UA1, 20 meters 0130-0900z, 15 meters 1700-1900z. To UR, 20 meters 0000-0730z, 15 meters 0500-0600z and 1600-2200z. 10 meter opening possible around 1700z or 1900-2030z.

Sunspot numbers for May 3 through 9 were 157, 186, 151, 120, 103, 88 and 98 with a mean of 129. 10.7 cm flux was 172.3, 175.6, 160.6, 155, 138.3, 128.7 and 129.4, with a mean of 151.4, and estimated planetary A indices were 7, 9, 5, 7, 17, 14 and 32 with a mean of 13. NNNN /EX

--- Regina-Tosser/2 v0.05b * Origin: ---=== RA9LO Station at MO27SC ===--- (2:5077/39) __________________________________________________________________


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