Huge X-flare just hit us...

WA2TP - Tom

Ulli, I saw the same here. all of s sudden spots count uploads went from ~50-60spotsĀ  per cycle down to 6-10.
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Within a few minutes all signals on shortwave are complete erased and only noise can be heard from 1.8 to 30Mhz....
Just building at the antennas, I thought my equipment is hit by a static discharge and dead (as we have some thunderstorms arround) but is is just the X-flare switching the ionosphere off....

Yes, the sun is awake, and instead of builing beverage antennas for the low bands the coming years is building big Yagis for 20m and up.... hi