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ARRL 10-Meter Contest / December 14-15, 2013

10-Meter_display Though you’ll certainly want to take a few hours for the RVARC Annual Christmas Potluck (starts at 6:00p on the 14th), you could devote the rest of the weekend on 10 meters making QSOs in ARRL’s annual 10-Meter Contest. With the hoped-for second peak of the current solar cycle, the band openings could be very fruitful. Here’s what Tad Cook, K7RA, reported in his ARRL propagation report on December 6th:

 Predicted solar flux for December 6-7 is 155, on December 8-9 it is 150, then 145 on December 10-11, 135 on December 13-14, 130 on December 15-16, 135 on December 17, 130 on December 18-19, 125 and 130 on December 20-21, 125 on December 22-23, 130 on December 24-26, and 125 on December 27-28. . . . Predicted planetary A index is 8 on December 6, 12 on December 7-8, 5 on December 9-12, then 10 and 8 on December 13-14, 5 on December 15-25, then 12, 10, 8, 12 and 10 on December 26-30. [emphasis added]

These are pretty-good figures. You can follow up-to-the-minute numbers on the propagation chart found in the left-sidebar of this page.

For more information on the 10-Meter contest, go to the ARRL site: http://www.arrl.org/10-meter.

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