Re: CME Blues
Matthew King - AK4MK
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The A index today is *38*, and the K index is *8*, so the "decade class" CME that erupted a day or two ago has definitely made it here now!
Yesterday I was unable to decode many signals - they looked "distorted" and sure enough, they would not decode.
I hope that it's not affecting the NWS/NHC efforts surrounding Irma.
Speaking of Irma, they're predicting that it's still going to be Tropical Storm strength when it makes it to my neck of the woods in West Central Georgia, so I'm beginning preparations to be without power for a few days, potentially. Working on the generator, getting gasoline, and readying the chainsaw. Hurricane Opal was our last "real" brush with tropical weather, and that was 22 years ago. We actually had 70 mph winds at the Columbus, GA airport then. That's STRONG for these parts, and that's what they seem to be forecasting as a very real possibility for this area now.
If I'm not heard from for a few days next week, now you know why! :-O
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director
On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 2:03 PM, JEFF WALSH jeffwalsh1644@...  <070@...> wrote: