Realtime band conditions website


Big Island ARRL News, 17 May 2017, 04:30 hrs, UTC, Post #196.


Accessed on 17 May 2017, 04:30 hrs, UTC.

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I first ran across this new propagation prediction tool last June and found it useful during the current solar cycle for getting the maximum number of contacts for my operating schedule.

The purpose of this website is to give 24 hour-per-day realtime band conditions for contesters using CW, QRP, and SSB.  Although the experimental website focuses on the continental U.S., it remains useful for nets and casual contacts across the country.

What makes this tool interesting is its fairly new ionospheric sounding method:

“This information is NOT based on any software predictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a new Ionospheric sounding method called “HF Ionospheric Interferometry” which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:

I found the experimental website intriguing and valuable for my limited time on the air.

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM0

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii Island, ARRL Pacific Section



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