Solar activity has been low for weeks. However, there was a break in the quiet this weekend when new sunspot AR1667 unleashed a strong burst of shortwave radio static.
The emissions were so loud, they overwhelmed the sounds of terrestrial voice transmissions in the loudspeakers of some shortwave radios on Earth.
A recording of the outburst is featured on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com
(Source : SpaceWeather.com via Southgate Amateur Radio News)