solar flux via RSS?
smishey at mishey.com
Wed Apr 11 20:05:41 CDT 2007
I love chasing DX (when I actually have the time), but I have never
found watching the MUF charts or solar flux terribly useful to be
honest. With a broad brush it tells you, "well I am certainly not
working 15 meters today", but it doesn't tell you who you might be
able to speak to and on what frequency. Personally I am a big fan
of DX clusters. They are really old school, and nothing is happening
high speed and low drag like RSS, it is pure TELNET baby! I use
the DX cluster to find a sampling of what other operators are hearing
around the US, its empirical data that you can use and not just a
pretty chart. They also periodically flash some stats like the
following across the terminal: WWV: SFI=69 A=4 K=1 NO STORMS ; NO
STORMS 4/12/2007 00:00Z
I like the K3NC cluster in Fredericksburg, but there is a whole list
of them here:
Since you are in the PSK31 stuff a lot these days, you might enjoy
the fact that there is a lot of reporting on who is on what frequency
and if they are running PSK31, etc. It is also very useful when you
are chasing rare DX and there is a massive pileup and you keep on
missing the QSL manager's call. All of those details get blasted
over the cluster pretty frequently.
So I totally avoided your question, but perhaps this will help you?
And who cannot love TELNET? I know you prefer Lynx over Firefox....
On Apr 11, 2007, at 3:12 PM, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
> Decent propagation is a tall order here in the era of sunspot-minima,
> and you gotta take what you can get.
> Does anyone know if there is an RSS feed available of daily solar flux
> measurements, say from an organization such as CNRC? (Who does daily
> solar flux measurements here in the States?)
> I want to avoid duplicating work, but I'm likely to whip up a screen
> scraper and RSS feed generator if nobody's done it to date.
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