17 Aug 2015

Sunspots and 10m - Mon August 17th 2015

Sunspot number has fallen further to 32. K=4, so conditions are just a little less disturbed. 10m propagation is still "poor". We are still in summer conditions, so I have seen no E-W 10m openings to the USA by F2 in months on WSPR. Things were probably better on SSB where activity levels are much higher. My feeling is this has been less good an Es season, but  I am judging my results on WSPR.

UPDATE 0932z:  Local G4IKZ (18km) seems to have deserted 10m WSPR now, so unless there is Es or F2 propagation I tend to draw a blank on 10m WSPR. I still seem to copy G0OQK (98km) regularly on 6m WSPR.

UPDATE 0937z:  WSPRnet shows only 23 active stations on 10m WSPR in the entire world. Of course, this does not include all those trying unsuccessfully, like me (!) who are active but not been recently spotted.

UPDATE 1150z:   As yet, still no Es seen here on 10m or 6m WSPR. All very quiet so far.

UPDATE 1253z:  At last some Es on 10m. HA9AL (1455km) has spotted me 3 times over lunchtime. Still no Es seen on 6m WSPR.

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