Oh my, propagation stinks! Buddy Chuck from Boston has been using something called SSNe for his SSN number when developing our weekly schedules. SSNe is derived from a series of Ionograms produced by sounders at various locations around the world and closely mimics the real SSN as counted daily by astronomers. It turns out to be a more conservative number and therefore produces a more conservative and (IMHO) more accurate propagation forecast from the likes of Icepac or Voacap. Here is a shot of today’s SSNe plot from Space Weather:
The real daily plots can be found here .
The longer I get into this “Recovery” the more it seems Livingston and Penn are on to something. Not a wonderful prospect for radio enthusiasts in the last few decades of their lives.
Thanks for reading my Blog. Best, Chas W5PG