Several C-flares late yesterday made the K-index rise to 4, and the signal levels fluctuated a lot overnight with the best signals around 0110-0200Z. Stations of interest: KFLN-MT 960, KNEU-UT 1250 and WMOH-OH 1450,
Pacific started early today with Kiribati-1440 audible prior to 0830Z, also traces from Tonga-1017 at that time. Then it fizzled out into nothing...until just before 1000Z when New Zealand was all over the band! 25 stations identified, including several new ones in a peak that lasted for only around 5 minutes, but luckily included the top of the hour. As the peak ended, a major disturbance set in, and the band is now very noisy and very auroral.
|OCT-18 Overnight and daytime 310 beverage|
Below is the daily pic. Nice & calm today, maximum of 5 Celsius and dry.
|18-OCT 0552 UTC|