Monday, March 7, 2011

Here Comes the Sun!

The sunspots are back and so is the DX! Saturday's sunspot number hit 143, the highest since 2005! Ten and 15 meters were hopping over the weekend, due to a combination of improved propagation and contest activity. Check out the CQ Facebook page and CQ Propagation Editor NW7US's website at <> to stay up to date on the latest info. Plus, learn the science behind the sunspots in CQ magazine.

Now turn off the computer and turn on that long-neglected HF ham rig! The ionosphere is hot and so are the ham bands!

The sun yesterday, March 7, as seen by the SOHO satellite. Photo courtesy ESAC.