Four your situational awareness.  This is a real-world (not training exercise scenario news) event which will impact the exercise.


A CME IS COMING: NOAA models confirm that a CME will graze Earth’s magnetic field on July 20th. It came from yesterday’s potent M6-class eruption in the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR3363. G1 to G2-class geomagnetic storms are likely with a slight chance of escalating to G3. Aurora alerts: SMS Text

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WHAT THIS MEANS:  Expect (the usual) HF radio blackouts on various bands at varying times of the day(s).  Be PATIENT and don’t be discouraged if you cannot make contact, pass or receive traffic, or are tempted to think your station is broken or that you’re the only on out there… for several hours.

Know that there are hundreds of others out there sharing the same experience.

NCS may do some exploring and find 40m to be (more) open than 80m, and announce using JS8Call to QSY the net to 40m freq.  Or not.

Stations with traffic to pass ma have to wait for an opening in propagation hours after the scheduled inject.  Hang in there and do your best.

Be flexible.  Semper Gumby!