Breakfast Report

GM All……in spite of 10 F temp……..BRRRRRRR this AM…. but inspite of the cold we had 14 stout hearts at bkfst.

I took no written muster report but did see K3SWZ, KB3APA, KB3VAX, KC3ZLH, N3ACP, KC3CDL, W0BR, John Melville who will test 20 Jan, WA3USG, W3SMF,KC3APE, N3SW, KB3VID, and me W3HMS. Whom did I miss??

We had interesting comments on the promised Show and Tell on Anderson Power Poles. I showed a new West Mountain Radio 4008 8 jack DC distribution box…for price, etc. just so Google. N3ACP and me each showed our heavy crimpers and _____?? showed one of smaller size from China and less expensive.

W0BR gave the Project 20 BNC jacks……thanks Bob!!! The projected benefitted from a fine discussion with xtal xpert K3SWZ, BR, SW and me on crystal mounting, soldering, and switching.

We realize that with larger groups it is hard to hear all the proceedings. Don asked the ladies this AM about moving the chairs and other than yes was heard, HI!! I will talk with the manager about how they help other groups with this issue. There might be a better way…but may not.

Meeting is 20 Jan….see you there…..73, John, W3HMS

X-ray Event exceeded X1

Now you can panic!!!!
Space Weather Message Code: SUMX01
Serial Number: 106
Issue Time: 2014 Oct 24 2236 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1
Begin Time: 2014 Oct 24 2107 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Oct 24 2141 UTC
End Time: 2014 Oct 24 2213 UTC
X-ray Class: X3.1
Optical Class: 3b
Location: S12W22
NOAA Scale: R3 - Strong

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
NOAA Space Weather Scales

Potential Impacts: Area of impact consists of large portions of the sunlit side of Earth, strongest at the sub-solar point.
Radio - Wide area blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for about an hour.
NOAA Space Weather Scales

NOAA / Space Weather Prediction Center   NOAA Space Weather Scales

A strong, level X1.7, sunspot x-ray flare

ALERT: A strong, level X1.7, sunspot x-ray flare was produced by active sunspot region, NOAA AR #2192, peaking at 14:28 UTC. This caused an R3-level radio blackout on the sunlit side of the Earth, during the flare event. If a CME was released, it is likely heading toward Earth and will arrive anywhere between two and four days. That, if it occurs, will result in Aurora and degradation of shortwave radio propagation. Stay tuned! Don’t forget to share!
John Reynolds, W4IJJ
Communications Officer
American Red Cross
N FL Region