When the aurora light up

Written by admin On October - 27 - 2020 Comments Off on When the aurora light up

A quick word on the Northern Lights, when to look up (what conditions create them), and how to enjoy these awesome night sky displays with a radio or a camera.

FT8/FT4 from a contester’s perspective

Written by admin On October - 25 - 2020 Comments Off on FT8/FT4 from a contester’s perspective

Why do I compete in the growing number of WSJT-X-friendly contest offerings? Because they are there, and even more important, a LOT of people who are new to contesting have been drawn to radiosport because they enjoy FT8 and FT4 modes.

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Time of latest WWV report Solar flux index -- from SWPC WWV.txt Day's sunspot count -- from SWPC dayind.txt Current A-index -- from SWPC curind.txt Curren K-index -- from SWPC curind.txt Geomagnetic condition based on current A-index and K-index levels GOES 14 Solar X-ray flux -- A or B is good, C M or X is not good Calculated band conditions based on +/- points awarded for latest: A-index, Aurora level, X-ray flux, Solar Flux Index, and typical utility of each band group during hours of daylight or darkness Latest OVATION-prime aurora forecast images K-index (3-hour readings from Boulder, CO) for the past 24 hours Solar Flux and Sunspots for the past 14 days Developed for the Orca DX and Contest Club by VA7ST
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