[AMRadio] I wish the Sun would control himself


John Wright n1fcu at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 13 23:20:42 EST 2006


Quick, somebody call in Dr. Phil.

--- SBJohnston at aol.com wrote:

> 
> This afternoon/evening I was building and testing a
> 10.0 MHz WWV receiver to 
> replace the dying Heathkit "Most Accurate Clock"
> receiver at my work.  All was 
> going well until the WWV signal faded out suddenly. 
> I fooled with the 
> receiver for an hour or so thinking something had
> failed, but its sensitivity was 
> still excellent when driven by my service monitor's
> generator.
> 
> Finally I turned on another shack receiver and found
> WWV gone.  What the 
> heck?  Did the antenna fall down?  No, they all are
> performing the same.  
> Propagation really dropped out.  Now I see that a
> solar flare started hitting the 
> Earth causing this disruption!
> 
> I really wish the Sun would avoid these outbursts
> while I'm trying to build 
> stuff...
> 
> Steve WD8DAS
> 
>
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