How is everyone enjoying the noisy band conditions? We have had a few little C-flares and the Kp has been hanging out in the 2 to 3 range offering up just enough geomagnetic instability to be an annoyance. On the positive side, the solar flux index went up a little bit today.

There has been a little bit of interesting propagation on the 11m band lately. Due to a broken wire antenna, I have not tried the ham bands in a week or so. Hoping to remedy that soon with the rising SFI. We had a bit of auroral-sounding propagation a couple days ago, and for the first time in a long while, the west coast came in on my vertical quite well. Normally, it is only the south/southeastern US hitting my antenna. It was a pleasant change aside from the s2-s3 noise.

Has anyone been shooting DX lately? How have the conditions been in your area?