Monday, 28 February 2011
UK Propagation charts for March 2011
I said last month that conditions had been dire - and then the flux rose up to 125. Yippee!
Unfortunately, there was flare activity as well, so the bands were up and down with good F2 layer openings, but then aurora as well. I expect conditions to be similar in March with big swings in the solar index as spots rotate into view and then disappear.
This month's predictions are based on a smoothed sunspot number of 39. Expect to see openings up to 15m, perhaps even 12m/10m if conditions continue to improve. March is also good for North/South paths, such as Uk<>South Africa. So good DX.
Anyway, here are the charts.