QST de W1AW
Propagation Forecast Bulletin 48 ARLP048
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA November 24, 2004
To all radio amateurs
SB PROP ARL ARLP048
ARLP048 Propagation de K7RA
This is an early propagation bulletin because of the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be another bulletin on Monday, November 29, which will summarize the solar flux, sunspot numbers and geomagnetic A index for this week which normally appears at the end of this bulletin.
A few days ago was the phone weekend of the ARRL Sweepstakes Contest. Last weekend was not plagued by solar wind and the high geomagnetic activity we experienced around November 7-12, although there were some unsettled periods.
In a few days the CW weekend of the CQ Worldwide DX Contest begins, and no big solar or geomagnetic effects are expected for this contest weekend either.
The forecast calls for moderate geomagnetic conditions and a rising solar flux. Flux values have been around 100 lately, but should rise over the next few days.
Predicted solar flux is expected to peak at about 135 around November 28-29, and for November 24-27 the expected values are 115, 120, 125 and 130.