Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Beacon failure once again alerted me to a change in the NCDXF/IARU International Beacon Project status page so that I can manually update the beacon status file for VOAProp. I think it is worth a comment on the fact that 7 out of the 18 beacons appear currently to be off the air. This is the most I can recall being off at the same time. Some have been off for months. If you rely on the beacons to see whether a band is open, you may think conditions are worse than they really are. I hope all the beacons are soon restored to full operation.

1 comment:

Mark, PA5MW said...

Hello Julian,

I noticed that the suns promise of these last few days doesn't deliver. Or at least not what many expected. Let's wait and see how things progress this Cycle 24.

73 Mark, PA5MW