60m Propagation Project

The objective of our 60M Experiment is to evaluate the band as a viable HF communications link between remote communities and larger centres throughout the Northern Canada Auroral Zone.
To accomplish this, we are gathering a team of interested individuals in various locations to beacon, and monitor beacons from other stations throughout the region.
Beacons heard will are spotted to PSK Reporter. The PSK Reporter data is automatically updated our central data base.
Solar weather data will also update our central database every 15 minutes.
Beacons heard, and solar conditions will be displayed graphically on a common time base to allow the data to be analysed. This feature is currently under development.

The graphs will show us beacons heard by any station and the existing solar conditions at any given time.
From this information we are hoping to learn what solar conditions need to exist to support a reasonable communications path, and what conditions will not.

Geoalert

:Product: GEOALERT :Issued: 2020 Sep 24 0330 UTC # Prepared by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, # Space Weather Prediction Center. # Geoalert WWA268 UGEOA 20401 00924 0330/ 9930/ 10241 21242 30241 99999 UGEOE 20401 00924 0330/ 23/00 99999 UGEOI 20401 00924 0330/ 23/// 10013 20730 3011/ 4///0 50000 64408 74604 80101 90010 99999 UGEOR 20401 00924 0330/ 23/24 24101 12773 20000 30000 42012 50010 60003 16228 00000 99999

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Solar & Geophysical Activity Summary (SGAS)

:Product: Solar and Geophysical Activity Summary :Issued: 2020 Sep 24 0245 UTC # Prepared jointly by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, # Space Weather Prediction Center and the U.S. Air Force. # Joint USAF/NOAA Solar and Geophysical Activity Summary SGAS Number 268 Issued at 0245Z on 24 Sep 2020 This report is compiled from data received at SWO on 23 Sep A. Energetic Events Begin Max End Rgn Loc Xray Op 245MHz 10cm Sweep None B. Proton Events: None C. Geomagnetic Activity Summary: The geomagnetic field was quiet to active. D. Stratwarm: Not Available E. Daily Indices: (real-time preliminary/estimated values) 10 cm 073 SSN 013 Afr/Ap 010/011 X-ray Background A4.4 Daily Proton Fluence (flux accumulation over 24 hrs) GT 1 MeV 2.4e+06 GT 10 MeV 4.6e+04 p/(cm2-ster-day) (GOES-16 satellite synchronous orbit W75 degrees) Daily Electron Fluence GT 2 MeV 1.90e+06 e/(cm2-ster-day) (GOES-16 satellite synchronous orbit W75 degrees) 3 Hour K-indices: Boulder 1 1 3 3 4 3 3 3 Planetary 1 1 2 2 4 2 4 2 F. Comments: None
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Forecast Discussion

Product: Forecast Discussion Issued: 2020 Sep 24 0030 UTC Prepared by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
Solar Activity
.24 hr Summary… Solar activity was very low. A new, but so far benign, active region was numbered as NOAA active region number 2773 (Bxo/beta N28E62). No Earth-directed CMEs were observed.
.Forecast… Solar activity is expected to be very low on 24-26 Sep.
Energetic Particles
.24 hr Summary… The greater than 2 MeV electron flux reached moderate levels while the greater than 10 MeV proton flux continued at background values.
.Forecast… The greater than 2 MeV electron flux is expected to reach moderate levels while the greater than 10 MeV proton flux is expected to persist at background levels on 24-26 Sep.
Solar Wind
.24 hr Summary… Solar wind parameters reflected slightly elevated CH HSS conditions. Total magnetic field strength was mostly 4 to 6 nT before increasing to near 8nT. The Bz component generally varied between +3 to -5 nT. Solar wind speeds increased from near 350 km/s to 465 km/s. Phi angle was predominately in a positive orientation.
.Forecast… The solar wind environment is expected to persist under a recurrent, positive polarity CH HSS on days one through three (24-26 Sep).
Geospace
.24 hr Summary… The geomagnetic field was at quiet to active levels.
.Forecast… The geomagnetic field is expected to be unsettled to active on days one through three (24-26 Sep) due to the arrival of the aforementioned CH HSS.
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NOAA 3-Day Forecast

Product: 3-Day Forecast Issued: 2020 Sep 24 0030 UTC Prepared by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
A. NOAA Geomagnetic Activity Observation and Forecast
The greatest observed 3 hr Kp over the past 24 hours was 4 (below NOAA Scale levels). The greatest expected 3 hr Kp for Sep 24-Sep 26 2020 is 4 (below NOAA Scale levels).
NOAA Kp index breakdown Sep 24-Sep 26 2020
Sep 24 Sep 25 Sep 26 00-03UT 4 4 4 03-06UT 3 3 3 06-09UT 2 3 3 09-12UT 2 3 2 12-15UT 2 3 2 15-18UT 2 3 2 18-21UT 3 3 3 21-00UT 4 3 3
Rationale: No G1 (Minor) or greater geomagnetic storms are expected. No significant transient or recurrent solar wind features are forecast.
B. NOAA Solar Radiation Activity Observation and Forecast
Solar radiation, as observed by NOAA GOES-16 over the past 24 hours, was below S-scale storm level thresholds.
Solar Radiation Storm Forecast for Sep 24-Sep 26 2020
Sep 24 Sep 25 Sep 26 S1 or greater 1% 1% 1%
Rationale: No S1 (Minor) or greater solar radiation storms are expected. No significant active region activity favorable for radiation storm production is forecast.
C. NOAA Radio Blackout Activity and Forecast
No radio blackouts were observed over the past 24 hours.
Radio Blackout Forecast for Sep 24-Sep 26 2020
Sep 24 Sep 25 Sep 26 R1-R2 1% 1% 1% R3 or greater 1% 1% 1%
Rationale: No R1 (Minor) or greater radio blackouts are expected. No significant active region flare activity is forecast.
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Solar Region Summary (SRS)

:Product: Solar Region Summary :Issued: 2020 Sep 24 0030 UTC # Prepared jointly by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, # Space Weather Prediction Center and the U.S. Air Force. # Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Region Summary SRS Number 268 Issued at 0030Z on 24 Sep 2020 Report compiled from data received at SWO on 23 Sep I. Regions with Sunspots. Locations Valid at 23/2400Z Nmbr Location Lo Area Z LL NN Mag Type 2773 N28E62 083 0010 Bxo 04 03 Beta IA. H-alpha Plages without Spots. Locations Valid at 23/2400Z Sep Nmbr Location Lo None II. Regions Due to Return 24 Sep to 26 Sep Nmbr Lat Lo None
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Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast SDF Number 267 Issued at 2200Z on 23 Sep 2020
IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 22/2100Z to 23/2100Z: Solar activity has been at very low levels for the past 24 hours. There are currently 1 numbered sunspot regions on the disk. IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low on days one, two, and three (24 Sep, 25 Sep, 26 Sep).
IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 22/2100Z to 23/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet to active levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 435 km/s at 23/2059Z. Total IMF reached 9 nT at 23/1054Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -9 nT at 23/1054Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 166 pfu. IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to active levels on day one (24 Sep), unsettled to active levels on day two (25 Sep) and unsettled levels on day three (26 Sep).
III. Event probabilities 24 Sep-26 Sep Class M 01/01/01 Class X 01/01/01 Proton 01/01/01 PCAF green
IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux Observed 23 Sep 073 Predicted 24 Sep-26 Sep 073/073/073 90 Day Mean 23 Sep 070
V. Geomagnetic A Indices Observed Afr/Ap 22 Sep 005/005 Estimated Afr/Ap 23 Sep 008/010 Predicted Afr/Ap 24 Sep-26 Sep 010/012-012/015-011/012
VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 24 Sep-26 Sep A. Middle Latitudes Active 30/30/30 Minor Storm 10/10/10 Major-severe storm 01/01/01 B. High Latitudes Active 15/15/15 Minor Storm 30/30/30 Major-severe storm 40/40/40
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NOAA 3-Day Forecast

Product: 3-Day Forecast Issued: 2020 Sep 23 1230 UTC Prepared by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
A. NOAA Geomagnetic Activity Observation and Forecast
The greatest observed 3 hr Kp over the past 24 hours was 2 (below NOAA Scale levels). The greatest expected 3 hr Kp for Sep 23-Sep 25 2020 is 4 (below NOAA Scale levels).
NOAA Kp index breakdown Sep 23-Sep 25 2020
Sep 23 Sep 24 Sep 25 00-03UT 2 3 4 03-06UT 1 3 3 06-09UT 2 2 3 09-12UT 2 2 3 12-15UT 2 2 3 15-18UT 2 2 3 18-21UT 3 3 3 21-00UT 3 4 3
Rationale: No G1 (Minor) or greater geomagnetic storms are expected. No significant transient or recurrent solar wind features are forecast.
B. NOAA Solar Radiation Activity Observation and Forecast
Solar radiation, as observed by NOAA GOES-16 over the past 24 hours, was below S-scale storm level thresholds.
Solar Radiation Storm Forecast for Sep 23-Sep 25 2020
Sep 23 Sep 24 Sep 25 S1 or greater 1% 1% 1%
Rationale: No S1 (Minor) or greater solar radiation storms are expected. No significant active region activity favorable for radiation storm production is forecast.
C. NOAA Radio Blackout Activity and Forecast
No radio blackouts were observed over the past 24 hours.
Radio Blackout Forecast for Sep 23-Sep 25 2020
Sep 23 Sep 24 Sep 25 R1-R2 1% 1% 1% R3 or greater 1% 1% 1%
Rationale: No R1 (Minor) or greater radio blackouts are expected. No significant active region flare activity is forecast.
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Forecast Discussion

Product: Forecast Discussion Issued: 2020 Sep 23 1230 UTC Prepared by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
Solar Activity
.24 hr Summary… Solar activity was very low. The visible solar disk remained spotless. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed.
.Forecast… Solar activity is expected to be very low on 23-25 Sep.
Energetic Particles
.24 hr Summary… The greater than 2 MeV electron flux reached moderate levels while the greater than 10 MeV proton flux continued at background values.
.Forecast… The greater than 2 MeV electron flux is expected to reach moderate levels while the greater than 10 MeV proton flux is expected to persist at background levels on 23-25 Sep.
Solar Wind
.24 hr Summary… Solar wind parameters reflected near-background conditions. Total magnetic field strength was mostly 4 to 6 nT. The Bz component generally varied between +3 to -5 nT. Solar wind speeds increased from near 325-375 km/s. Phi angle was predominately in a positive orientation.
.Forecast… The solar wind environment is expected to persist at mostly background levels until the anticipated arrival of a recurrent, positive polarity CH HSS on day one (23 Sep) and through day three (25 Sep).
Geospace
.24 hr Summary… The geomagnetic field was at quiet levels.
.Forecast… The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet to unsettled on day one (23 Sep). Days two and three (24-25 Sep) are expected to be mostly quiet to unsettled, with likely active periods late on 24 Sep and early 25 Sep, due to the arrival of the aforementioned CH HSS.
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Geoalert

:Product: GEOALERT :Issued: 2020 Sep 23 0330 UTC # Prepared by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, # Space Weather Prediction Center. # Geoalert WWA267 UGEOA 20401 00923 0330/ 9930/ 10231 20231 30231 99999 UGEOE 20401 00923 0330/ 22/00 99999 UGEOI 20401 00923 0330/ 22/// 10000 20720 3006/ 4///0 50000 64008 74604 80000 90000 99999 UGEOR 20401 00923 0330/ 22/24 23100 99999

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Solar & Geophysical Activity Summary (SGAS)

:Product: Solar and Geophysical Activity Summary :Issued: 2020 Sep 23 0245 UTC # Prepared jointly by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, # Space Weather Prediction Center and the U.S. Air Force. # Joint USAF/NOAA Solar and Geophysical Activity Summary SGAS Number 267 Issued at 0245Z on 23 Sep 2020 This report is compiled from data received at SWO on 22 Sep A. Energetic Events Begin Max End Rgn Loc Xray Op 245MHz 10cm Sweep None B. Proton Events: None C. Geomagnetic Activity Summary: The geomagnetic field was quiet. D. Stratwarm: Not Available E. Daily Indices: (real-time preliminary/estimated values) 10 cm 072 SSN 000 Afr/Ap 005/005 X-ray Background A4.0 Daily Proton Fluence (flux accumulation over 24 hrs) GT 1 MeV 7.4e+04 GT 10 MeV 4.6e+04 p/(cm2-ster-day) (GOES-16 satellite synchronous orbit W75 degrees) Daily Electron Fluence GT 2 MeV 1.20e+06 e/(cm2-ster-day) (GOES-16 satellite synchronous orbit W75 degrees) 3 Hour K-indices: Boulder 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 Planetary 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 F. Comments: None
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