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 Mauritus AF-049 until Sep 22 PA3HGT will be /3B8 QSL H.C.
  Algeria AF-094 until Sep 10 7Y94I will be on 7X2DD
  Botswana Sep 7 - Sep 15 IW5ELA will be on as A25AL QSL H.C.
  Botswana Sep 15 - Sep 25 RM0F as A25BI, R2AD as A25SP, RC5A as A25BE 160 to 6 meters QSL H.C. dir & bur
  Morocco until Sep 13 TA1HZ & TA7AZC will be on QSL LoTW & LZ3HI
  Germany EU-128 until Sep 14 DF8HS will be on QSL H.C.
  South Cook until Sep 8 W6HB will be on as E51DLD all bands SSB QSL H.C.
   Niue Sep 13 - Sep 25 VK5GR will be on as E6AG QSL OQRS
   French Polynesia until end Sep F6CTF will sign /FO from Thaiti QSL H.C. dir & bur
   French Polynesia OC-046 until Oct 1 DF1YP will be /FO
  Kerguelen TU5KG is on 20 & 15 meters SSB QSL F4DXW
 Galapagos until Oct 31 G8OFQ will sign /HC8 QSL H.C. LoTW
 Galapagos Sep 14 - Sep 21 HD8M multinational team will be on all bands QSL WB2REM OQRS
  St.Lucia NA-108 until Sep 19 K9HZ will sign J68HZ QSL H.C. LoTW Clublog
  Svalabard Sep 15 - Sep 20 OM6TC will be /JW QSL H.C. bur
  Market Reef until Sep 9 OH2BR will be on /OJ0 QSL H.C.
  Netherland EU-038 until Sep 16 PD5MVH will be /P QSL H.C.
 Bonaire until Sep 16 PA3BWK is on /PJ4 QSL H.C & LoTW
 Bonaire Sep 15 - Sep 30 MW0JZE will fork /PJ4 QSL M0OXO
 Crete until Sep 29 WB2GAI will be on /SV9 QSL H.C.
VK9C Cocos Keeling OC-003 Sep 12 - Sep 28 W7GJ will be on mainly EME 6 meters signing VK9CGJ QSL H.C.
 South Sandwich RI1ANO has been heard also on 40 meters FT8 digital mode QSL RN1ON
  Vietnam until Sep 17 WA7WJR will sign XV9WJR QSL H.C. dir
  Vanatu until mid Oct K7ST will be on as YJ0ST QSL EA5GL
  Vanatu until Sep 14 YJ0AT by KQ2I QSL NR6M & Club LoTW



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My wife, son, and I just traveled in this little car all the way
from Virginia to Colorado.

We left son and car in Colorado, where he begins graduate school.
Wife and I flew back.

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Welcome to program 12 of Shortwave Radiogram.

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Arlington, Virginia, USA.

Here is the lineup for today's program, all in MFSK32:

  1:19 Program preview (now)
  2:32 Huge solar flares could affect Earth*
  8:57 Eclipse may have affected HF propagation*
18:22 A look at TWA's terminal at JFK, closed since 2001*
22:06 The 2004 odyssey of Hurricane Ivan*
24:32 Wildfires bring haze to U.S. western skies*
27:05 Closing announcements

* with image

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From Deutsche Welle:

Solar flares: Huge ion gas clouds heading to Earth?

Richard Conner
7 August 2017

The sun has emitted two huge solar flares - one of which was the
biggest in more than a decade. While solar flares and winds dont
really pose a direct risk to human health, they could bring down

The two bursts of radiation from the sun were so intense that
high-frequency blackouts were experienced on Earth, lasting for
about an hour.

Both were X-class flares the most intense classification of
coronal ejection with the second being the biggest observed
since 2006.

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which is constantly looking at
the sun, captured images of both events.



The largest X-class flares are by far the largest explosions in
the solar system, with loops of material tens of times the size
of Earth being spat from the solar surface. They're caused when
magnetic fields which guide the motion of the sun's plasma
cross over each other and reconnect.


At their largest, such events can produce as much energy as a
billion hydrogen bombs.

Effect on radio, GPS signals

While harmful radiation from such flares cannot pass through
Earth's atmosphere to harm humans on the ground, they can disturb
the atmosphere where GPS and communications signals travel.

The initial radiation from the solar flare would have created the
radio disturbances experienced on Wednesday.

The giant clouds of charged particles thrown out by the sun
known as a coronal mass ejection could result in a radio
blackout later, possibly on Thursday or Friday.


On the way her pIt0tntNaf o rth, such flares create radiation storms that
affect satellites and communications systems, even affecting
technologies on the ground.

On the plus side, it might mean there'll be a chance for sky
watchers in higher latitudes to see the aurora borealis, or its
southern counterpart the aurora australis.

At present, scientists are looking at date from sun-watching
satellites to see if the clouds are heading this way.

The first flare was measured at X2.2, with the second at X9.3.
The number indicates the intensity of the burst.

The biggest solar flare in modern times was in 2003 and it was
off the charts, being recorded at X28.


See also:










Image: X2.2 and the X9.3 flares emitted by the Sun on 6 September
2017. The imagery was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics
Observatory and shows light in the 131 angstrom wavelength ...

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From ARRL.org:

More Professional and Citizen Research Suggests Eclipse Briefly
Affected HF Propagation

6 September 2017

Both professional and citizen scientists conducted formal and
informal investigations into the effect of the August 21 solar
eclipse on HF radio propagation. Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, of
HamSCI, has said it will take some time to get a more scientific
analysis of data compiled during the Solar Eclipse QSO Party.
Frissell and others are investigating whether the sudden absence
of sunlight during the eclipse and especially of solar
ultra-violet and x-rays would briefly change the properties of
the upper atmosphere. Professional ionospheric researcher Phil
Erickson, W1PJE, of the Atmospheric Sciences Group at MITs
Haystack Observatory, said he can say categorically that there
was a definite, large, and measurable effect in the ionosphere
from the eclipse.

"We saw a 2X reduction in electron density during the eclipse for
at least 45 minutes to 1 hour," Erickson told ARRL. "This
reduction had direct impacts on HF propagation along the bottom
side." Erickson said many models and observations exist from
previous eclipses that demonstrate these effects. Erickson said
MIT researchers used a "megawatt-class Thomson scatter radar"
which can directly measure the plasma state of the ionosphere,
including electron density, across a huge area in the eastern US.

"Scientists in the worldwide space physics community will be
using these and many other eclipse observations to learn more
about our ionosphere, space weather, and its effects on
navigation and communication signals including amateur radio,"
Erickson said. He has shared his data with the HamSCI team.

Bob Reif, W1XP, was in North Carolina where the eclipse totality
was about 97%. "I had two radios running multi bands of WSPR," he
reported. "Lots of data to look at, but what jumped out was that
at almost the exact time of maximum coverage of the sun at this
location, 160 meters opened for about 30 minutes and then closed
down again till the normal gray line. So the D layer responded to
the shadow of the moon to some extent."

Gene Greneker, K4MOG, in Georgia told ARRL that his own eclipse
experiment "worked out rather well." He set up an RFSpace NetSDR
receiver at his location, locked to a 10-MHz GPS standard and
tuned to WWV on 15 MHz. "The NetSDR provides in-phase and
quadrature components of the WWV signal, which allows relative
signal phase to be reconstructed from recorded data," Greneker
explained in a more-detailed account.

"Signal phase-vector rotation change was chosen to indicate
totality arrival, because phase is very sensitive to any change
in propagation path length, possibly caused by ionospheric
movement, up or down. Solar presence or absence can cause
vertical ionospheric movement."

Greneker recording the phase of the 15-MHz WWV signal from 1800
UTC until 1900 UTC on August 21. "Each time the path length
changes by 1 wavelength, there is a 360 change in the phase of
the signal," he said. Greneker offset the path of totality to the
south, running parallel to the path between WWV in Fort Collins,
Colorado and his location in Atlanta.

Greneker assumed that the reflection point off the ionosphere was
south of Kansas City, and, he said, the minimum dip in the phase
record occurred very close to totality at that location. "At 1809
hours UTC, when the totality point was parallel to the midpoint
of the propagation path, the path length increased from zero
wavelengths to 157 wavelengths, or 3,140 meters, during the
intervening 9 minutes." He reported. As totality moved southeast
solar radiation began to increase and the path length decreases
as the ionospheric reflecting point moves downward.

Bob Skaggs, KB5RX, told ARRL he spent about 4 hours in the
central part of Mission Valley, Montana, listening to
conversations on various 20-meter frequencies with a low antenna.
"At maximum of the eclipse the propagation went almost to nothing
for maybe about 15 or 20 minutes," he said. "As the eclipse
resided, signals came back up." Skaggs tried 17 meters for 5
minutes at 1800 UTC and heard "no signals at all."

He also said the local animal population responded to the eclipse
as if evening were approaching.


Kim's note: On my cousin's farm near St. Joseph, Missouri, the
horses and mule were restless during the full eclipse. But that's
because the neighbors shot fireworks during the complete

Image: Data from the Millstone Hill Incoherent Scatter Radar show
areas (blue squares) of large ionospheric reduction while
totality was over Missouri ...

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Kim: The voice you hear at the beginning of each Shortwave
Radiogram ("From somewhere in the ionosphere ... ") is Jim Cutler
-- https://www.jimcutler.com/ .

Jim is a voice actor and professional photographer. He visited
the TWA terminal at JFK International Airport in New York when it
was recently opened to the public -- before being converted to a
hotel. TWA ceased operations on 2001. It was one of the airlines
included in the SWRG10 show about defunct U.S. airlines.

Jim writes: "The TWA Flight Center was the pinnacle of 1960s
cool and style. The agents and flight attendants dressed exactly
how youd expect for the proud showpiece of TWA. The lounges are
still there. The red plush carpet is, too. The red seating areas
and the mind-blowing architectural angles and lines are there,
and in great shape."

See Jim's photos here:

Here is one of the photos: "The long tunnel over to the terminal
still features the signature plush red carpet. All the tunnel
lights work. Whoever maintains the unused facility keeps it clean
and has done a great job." ...


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Kim: On this weekend with hurricanes in the news, we look back at
the odyssey of Hurricane Ivan of 2004. It formed on 2 September
as a tropical depression, made landfall in Alabama as a category
3 hurricane on 16 September, and weakened while crossing the
United States. But it reformed when it re-entered the Atlantic
Ocean, and on 23 September, it made landfall again, in Lousiana,
as a tropical depression.


Image: The track of Hurricane Ivan ...

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Another weather phenomenon this week is the high temperatures
in western North America, with associated wildfires. This photo
of the sun through the haze was taken by my son Ian, starting
graduate school at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He
wrote, "It smelled pretty strong, too." ...

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