As you know, we had a X class flare this week with a Coronal Mass
Ejection (CME). Lots of auroras and
unusual propagation phenomena as a result. I have a profile on my 6500 that puts up 3 pan adapters with WWV at 5, 10, and 15 MHz. Usually, I can see all three and I pick the strongest for an RX calibration, if needed. I also use this as a propagation indicator.
The recent flare has spiced things up a bit. The other day, I watched the 5MHz signal fade to
nothing. I found out later that the fade happened at about the time the CME
hit Earth. Kinda of neat to see something like that in real time.
Tonight 5 MHz is back, 10 MHz is blasting in about 20
dB higher than usual, and 15MHz is fading in and out.
Nothing like a little “disturbance in the force” to shake things up. And it's fun being able to look at so much spectrum at once to see it in action.