Monday, February 04, 2013

Strong solar radio burst

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

(Source : via Southgate Amateur Radio News) 

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