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.

NOAA 3-Day Forecast

Product: 3-Day Forecast Issued: 2020 May 28 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 1 (below NOAA Scale levels). The greatest expected 3 hr Kp for May 28-May 30 2020 is 3 (below NOAA Scale levels).
NOAA Kp index breakdown May 28-May 30 2020
May 28 May 29 May 30 00-03UT 1 3 2 03-06UT 1 2 3 06-09UT 1 1 2 09-12UT 1 2 1 12-15UT 1 2 2 15-18UT 1 2 2 18-21UT 2 3 2 21-00UT 2 2 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 May 28-May 30 2020
May 28 May 29 May 30 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 May 28-May 30 2020
May 28 May 29 May 30 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 May 28 1230 UTC Prepared by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
Solar Activity
.24 hr Summary… Despite a few B-level enhancements from an area just beyond the NE limb, solar activity remained at very low levels. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available satellite imagery.
.Forecast… Solar activity is expected to persist at very low levels 28-30 May.
Energetic Particle
.24 hr Summary… The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was at normal to moderate levels and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux remained at background values.
.Forecast… The greater than 2 MeV electron flux is expected to continue at normal to moderate levels 28-30 May and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux is expected to remain at background levels.
Solar Wind
.24 hr Summary… Background solar wind conditions persisted throughout the period. Wind speeds were under 315 km/s, total field averaged near 3 nT, and the Bz component was +/- 3 nT. Phi remained mostly in a positive solar sector.
.Forecast… Solar wind parameters are expected to remain at or near background levels for the remainder of 28 May. A weak enhancement to the solar wind environment is anticipated to arrive early on 29 May and continue into 30 May.
Geospace
.24 hr Summary… The geomagnetic field was at quiet levels.
.Forecast… The geomagnetic field is expected to be at mostly quiet levels over 28 May. Quiet to unsettled levels are expected 29-30 May due to weak, negative polarity CH HSS influence.
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Geoalert

:Product: GEOALERT :Issued: 2020 May 28 0330 UTC # Prepared by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, # Space Weather Prediction Center. # Geoalert WWA149 UGEOA 20401 00528 0330/ 9930/ 10281 20282 30282 99999 UGEOE 20401 00528 0330/ 27/00 99999 UGEOI 20401 00528 0330/ 27/// 10000 20680 3003/ 4///0 50000 65909 74604 80000 90000 99999 UGEOR 20401 00528 0330/ 27/24 28100 99999

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Solar & Geophysical Activity Summary (SGAS)

:Product: Solar and Geophysical Activity Summary :Issued: 2020 May 28 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 149 Issued at 0245Z on 28 May 2020 This report is compiled from data received at SWO on 27 May A. Energetic Events Begin Max End Rgn Loc Xray Op 245MHz 10cm Sweep None B. Proton Events: None C. Geomagnetic Activity Summary: The geomagnetic fields was quiet. D. Stratwarm: Not Available E. Daily Indices: (real-time preliminary/estimated values) 10 cm 068 SSN 000 Afr/Ap 006/003 X-ray Background pss.swpc.noaa.gov. Please do not use the from address for correspondence, as it is not monitored. For comments or help, please contact us: pss.help@noaa.gov.

NOAA 3-Day Forecast

Product: 3-Day Forecast Issued: 2020 May 28 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 1 (below NOAA Scale levels). The greatest expected 3 hr Kp for May 28-May 30 2020 is 3 (below NOAA Scale levels).
NOAA Kp index breakdown May 28-May 30 2020
May 28 May 29 May 30 00-03UT 1 3 2 03-06UT 2 2 3 06-09UT 2 1 2 09-12UT 1 2 1 12-15UT 1 2 2 15-18UT 1 2 2 18-21UT 1 3 2 21-00UT 2 2 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 May 28-May 30 2020
May 28 May 29 May 30 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 May 28-May 30 2020
May 28 May 29 May 30 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 May 28 0030 UTC Prepared by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
Solar Activity
.24 hr Summary… Solar activity was at very low levels. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available satellite imagery.
.Forecast… Solar activity is expected to persist at very low levels 28-30 May.
Energetic Particle
.24 hr Summary… The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was at normal to moderate levels and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux remained at background values.
.Forecast… The greater than 2 MeV electron flux is expected to continue at normal to moderate levels 28-30 May and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux is expected to remain at background levels.
Solar Wind
.24 hr Summary… Solar wind parameters continued to reflect background conditions. Wind speeds ranged from 297 km/s to 341 km/s, total field averaged near 3 nT, and the Bz component was nominal. Phi oriented into a positive solar sector around 27/1054 UTC.
.Forecast… Solar wind parameters are expected to remain at or near background levels over 28 May. A weak enhancement to the solar wind environment, caused by a negative polarity CH HSS, is anticipated to arrive early on 29 May and continue into 30 May.
Geospace
.24 hr Summary… The geomagnetic field was at quiet levels.
.Forecast… The geomagnetic field is expected to be at mostly quiet levels over 28 May. Quiet to unsettled levels are expected 29-30 May due to weak, negative polarity CH HSS influence.
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Solar Region Summary (SRS)

:Product: Solar Region Summary :Issued: 2020 May 28 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 149 Issued at 0030Z on 28 May 2020 Report compiled from data received at SWO on 27 May I. Regions with Sunspots. Locations Valid at 27/2400Z Nmbr Location Lo Area Z LL NN Mag Type None IA. H-alpha Plages without Spots. Locations Valid at 27/2400Z May Nmbr Location Lo None II. Regions Due to Return 28 May to 30 May 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 148 Issued at 2200Z on 27 May 2020
IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 26/2100Z to 27/2100Z: Solar activity has been at very low levels for the past 24 hours. There are currently 0 numbered sunspot regions on the disk. IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low on days one, two, and three (28 May, 29 May, 30 May).
IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 26/2100Z to 27/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 346 km/s at 27/0635Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 194 pfu. IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet levels on day one (28 May) and quiet to unsettled levels on days two and three (29 May, 30 May).
III. Event probabilities 28 May-30 May Class M 01/01/01 Class X 01/01/01 Proton 01/01/01 PCAF green
IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux Observed 27 May 068 Predicted 28 May-30 May 070/070/070 90 Day Mean 27 May 070
V. Geomagnetic A Indices Observed Afr/Ap 26 May 003/004 Estimated Afr/Ap 27 May 004/005 Predicted Afr/Ap 28 May-30 May 005/005-008/008-008/008
VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 28 May-30 May A. Middle Latitudes Active 05/10/10 Minor Storm 01/01/01 Major-severe storm 01/01/01 B. High Latitudes Active 15/15/15 Minor Storm 15/25/25 Major-severe storm 05/20/20
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Forecast Discussion

Product: Forecast Discussion Issued: 2020 May 27 1230 UTC Prepared by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
Solar Activity
.24 hr Summary… Solar activity was at very low levels. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available satellite imagery.
.Forecast… Solar activity is expected to persist at very low levels 27-29 May.
Energetic Particle
.24 hr Summary… The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was at normal to moderate levels and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux remained at background values.
.Forecast… The greater than 2 MeV electron flux is expected to continue at normal to moderate levels 27-29 May and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux is expected to remain at background levels.
Solar Wind
.24 hr Summary… Solar wind parameters continued to reflect background conditions. Wind speeds ranged from 295 km/s to 340 km/s, total field averaged near 3 nT, and the Bz component was nominal. Phi was predominantly in a negative solar sector during the majority of the period.
.Forecast… Solar wind parameters are expected to remain at or near background levels over 27-28 May. A weak enhancement to the solar wind environment, caused by a negative polarity CH HSS, is anticipated to arrive early on 29 May.
Geospace
.24 hr Summary… The geomagnetic field was at quiet levels.
.Forecast… The geomagnetic field is expected to be at mostly quiet levels over 27-28 May. Quiet to unsettled levels are expected 29 May due to weak, negative polarity CH HSS influence.
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NOAA 3-Day Forecast

Product: 3-Day Forecast Issued: 2020 May 27 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 May 27-May 29 2020 is 3 (below NOAA Scale levels).
NOAA Kp index breakdown May 27-May 29 2020
May 27 May 28 May 29 00-03UT 1 1 3 03-06UT 0 2 2 06-09UT 0 2 1 09-12UT 2 1 2 12-15UT 2 1 2 15-18UT 2 1 2 18-21UT 2 1 3 21-00UT 2 2 2
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 May 27-May 29 2020
May 27 May 28 May 29 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 May 27-May 29 2020
May 27 May 28 May 29 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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