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X-class flare

Victor Rosenthal 4X6GP
Just a few minutes ago at 0925z there was a massive solar flare.
The burst of X-rays totally turned off the HF bands. It sounds like my
antenna fell down!

Propagation will gradually return during the day, but a sudden event
like this is exciting.

"Region 2673 just produced a major X2.2 solar flare at approximately
09:10 UTC (Sept 6). This is the first X-Class event to be detected since
May 2015. The active region is still in a decent position for Earth
directed eruptions. More updates will be provided should a coronal mass
ejection (CME) be associated. More to follow. Image courtesy of SDO/AIA."
-- <http://www.solarham.net/>

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Re: X-class flare

Stephen G4SJP
I had just dragged a coax cable through to the lounge to play with my KX2
in a comfy chair and could hear nothing!  That explains it!  There is a
small amount of activity on 20m FT8 and JT65 that I can see, all close Eu
stuff though.

73 Stephen G4SJP

On 6 September 2017 at 10:49, Victor Rosenthal 4X6GP <[hidden email]>
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> Just a few minutes ago at 0925z there was a massive solar flare.
> The burst of X-rays totally turned off the HF bands. It sounds like my
> antenna fell down!
>
> Propagation will gradually return during the day, but a sudden event like
> this is exciting.
>
> "Region 2673 just produced a major X2.2 solar flare at approximately 09:10
> UTC (Sept 6). This is the first X-Class event to be detected since May
> 2015. The active region is still in a decent position for Earth directed
> eruptions. More updates will be provided should a coronal mass ejection
> (CME) be associated. More to follow. Image courtesy of SDO/AIA."
> -- <http://www.solarham.net/>
>
> --
> 73,
> Victor, 4X6GP
> Rehovot, Israel
> Formerly K2VCO
> http://www.qsl.net/k2vco/
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Re: X-class flare

NS9I WI


Haven't noticed any change here - working VK's on 80 and 40 last couple
of hrs.

73 Dwight NS9I


On 9/6/2017 4:53 AM, Stephen Prior wrote:

> I had just dragged a coax cable through to the lounge to play with my KX2
> in a comfy chair and could hear nothing!  That explains it!  There is a
> small amount of activity on 20m FT8 and JT65 that I can see, all close Eu
> stuff though.
>
> 73 Stephen G4SJP
>
> On 6 September 2017 at 10:49, Victor Rosenthal 4X6GP <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
>> Just a few minutes ago at 0925z there was a massive solar flare.
>> The burst of X-rays totally turned off the HF bands. It sounds like my
>> antenna fell down!
>>
>> Propagation will gradually return during the day, but a sudden event like
>> this is exciting.
>>
>> "Region 2673 just produced a major X2.2 solar flare at approximately 09:10
>> UTC (Sept 6). This is the first X-Class event to be detected since May
>> 2015. The active region is still in a decent position for Earth directed
>> eruptions. More updates will be provided should a coronal mass ejection
>> (CME) be associated. More to follow. Image courtesy of SDO/AIA."
>> -- <http://www.solarham.net/>
>>
>> --
>> 73,
>> Victor, 4X6GP
>> Rehovot, Israel
>> Formerly K2VCO
>> http://www.qsl.net/k2vco/
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Re: X-class flare

Fred Moore-2
I thought a hurricane took mine down here in Florida early..  thanks for
letting us know what is going on, don't monitor this stuff as I should..
thanks.. Fred

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On 9/6/17 6:13 AM, dgb wrote:

>
>
> Haven't noticed any change here - working VK's on 80 and 40 last
> couple of hrs.
>
> 73 Dwight NS9I
>
>
> On 9/6/2017 4:53 AM, Stephen Prior wrote:
>> I had just dragged a coax cable through to the lounge to play with my
>> KX2
>> in a comfy chair and could hear nothing!  That explains it!  There is a
>> small amount of activity on 20m FT8 and JT65 that I can see, all
>> close Eu
>> stuff though.
>>
>> 73 Stephen G4SJP
>>
>> On 6 September 2017 at 10:49, Victor Rosenthal 4X6GP
>> <[hidden email]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Just a few minutes ago at 0925z there was a massive solar flare.
>>> The burst of X-rays totally turned off the HF bands. It sounds like my
>>> antenna fell down!
>>>
>>> Propagation will gradually return during the day, but a sudden event
>>> like
>>> this is exciting.
>>>
>>> "Region 2673 just produced a major X2.2 solar flare at approximately
>>> 09:10
>>> UTC (Sept 6). This is the first X-Class event to be detected since May
>>> 2015. The active region is still in a decent position for Earth
>>> directed
>>> eruptions. More updates will be provided should a coronal mass ejection
>>> (CME) be associated. More to follow. Image courtesy of SDO/AIA."
>>> -- <http://www.solarham.net/>
>>>
>>> --
>>> 73,
>>> Victor, 4X6GP
>>> Rehovot, Israel
>>> Formerly K2VCO
>>> http://www.qsl.net/k2vco/
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Re: X-class flare

k6dgw
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Latest one was X9.7, just under the X9.8 in 2006 (Sweepstakes Sun AM). Same effect tho


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From: Victor Rosenthal 4X6GP <[hidden email]>
Date: 9/6/17  02:49  (GMT-08:00)
To: Elecraft Reflector <[hidden email]>
Subject: [Elecraft] X-class flare

Just a few minutes ago at 0925z there was a massive solar flare.
The burst of X-rays totally turned off the HF bands. It sounds like my
antenna fell down!

Propagation will gradually return during the day, but a sudden event
like this is exciting.

"Region 2673 just produced a major X2.2 solar flare at approximately
09:10 UTC (Sept 6). This is the first X-Class event to be detected since
May 2015. The active region is still in a decent position for Earth
directed eruptions. More updates will be provided should a coronal mass
ejection (CME) be associated. More to follow. Image courtesy of SDO/AIA."
-- <http://www.solarham.net/>

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Victor, 4X6GP
Rehovot, Israel
Formerly K2VCO
http://www.qsl.net/k2vco/
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Re: X-class flare

Clay Autery-2
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Wow!!  That explains the S0-S1 noise floor on 80 meters on my P3
(SVGA)...  I was wondering how that could be possible.

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On 9/6/2017 4:49 AM, Victor Rosenthal 4X6GP wrote:

> Just a few minutes ago at 0925z there was a massive solar flare.
> The burst of X-rays totally turned off the HF bands. It sounds like my
> antenna fell down!
>
> Propagation will gradually return during the day, but a sudden event
> like this is exciting.
>
> "Region 2673 just produced a major X2.2 solar flare at approximately
> 09:10 UTC (Sept 6). This is the first X-Class event to be detected
> since May 2015. The active region is still in a decent position for
> Earth directed eruptions. More updates will be provided should a
> coronal mass ejection (CME) be associated. More to follow. Image
> courtesy of SDO/AIA."
> -- <http://www.solarham.net/>
>

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Re: X-class flare

Cady, Fred-2
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While training to go to Byrd Station in 67/68 we were cautioned to not tear into our equipment when there were no signals.  Evidently, an earlier crew saw all the instruments flat lined and tore into them and missed one of the most significant events.

73,

Fred KE7X


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Latest one was X9.7, just under the X9.8 in 2006 (Sweepstakes Sun AM). Same effect tho


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From: Victor Rosenthal 4X6GP <[hidden email]>
Date: 9/6/17  02:49  (GMT-08:00)
To: Elecraft Reflector <[hidden email]>
Subject: [Elecraft] X-class flare

Just a few minutes ago at 0925z there was a massive solar flare.
The burst of X-rays totally turned off the HF bands. It sounds like my
antenna fell down!

Propagation will gradually return during the day, but a sudden event
like this is exciting.

"Region 2673 just produced a major X2.2 solar flare at approximately
09:10 UTC (Sept 6). This is the first X-Class event to be detected since
May 2015. The active region is still in a decent position for Earth
directed eruptions. More updates will be provided should a coronal mass
ejection (CME) be associated. More to follow. Image courtesy of SDO/AIA."
-- <http://www.solarham.net/>

--
73,
Victor, 4X6GP
Rehovot, Israel
Formerly K2VCO
http://www.qsl.net/k2vco/
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Re: X-class flare

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Hey Vic and All,
I'm an airline pilot and just returned to the states today from Europe. 

The event occurred just after we coasted out off Ireland.  Just barely able to get an HF SelCal check from Shanwick Radio.  No joy later with Gander or New York. Listening to air to air VHF, no other flights could make contact either. Thankfully SatCom is primary for most of us today and HF secondary means of communications.  There was a lot of relaying of position reports going on over the North Atlantic today for those caught out there with HF and no SatCom.
Now that I'mhome and see the numbers.....WoW!
Chuck K4QS




      From: Victor Rosenthal 4X6GP <[hidden email]>
 To: Elecraft Reflector <[hidden email]>
 Sent: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 5:54 AM
 Subject: [Elecraft] X-class flare
   
Just a few minutes ago at 0925z there was a massive solar flare.
The burst of X-rays totally turned off the HF bands. It sounds like my
antenna fell down!

Propagation will gradually return during the day, but a sudden event
like this is exciting.

"Region 2673 just produced a major X2.2 solar flare at approximately
09:10 UTC (Sept 6). This is the first X-Class event to be detected since
May 2015. The active region is still in a decent position for Earth
directed eruptions. More updates will be provided should a coronal mass
ejection (CME) be associated. More to follow. Image courtesy of SDO/AIA."
-- <http://www.solarham.net/>

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Victor, 4X6GP
Rehovot, Israel
Formerly K2VCO
http://www.qsl.net/k2vco/
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