QST de W1AW
Propagation Forecast Bulletin 6 ARLP006
From Tad Cook, KT7H
Seattle, WA February 9, 1996
To all radio amateurs
SB PROP ARL ARLP006
ARLP006 Propagation de KT7H
Solar activity is still very low. There were five days over the past week with no sunspots, and those days also had solar flux of 74 or lower, which is the average flux for the past 90 days.
Don't expect any change at any time soon. Solar flux will continue low along with low geomagnetic indices. There may be a slight disturbance this weekend, but the A index shouldn't rise much above 10. Solar flux may rise toward the mid-seventies around the and of this month.
The NOAA Space Environment Service Center has a very nice web site with lots of solar images and historical solar data. You can find it at http://www.sel.noaa.gov. The images of the sun are quite nice, but they should be a lot more interesting in a few years when they are covered with spots.
Sunspot Numbers for February 1 through 7 were 15, 15, 0, 0, 0, 0 and 0, with a mean of 4.3. 10.7 cm flux was 75.1, 76.4, 74, 73.5, 71.4, 71.2 and 70.1, with a mean of 73.1.