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Old 8th Mar 2012, 19:04
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Anyone seen discussion regarding whether composite skin e.g. 787 offers less protection than aluminum? Do crew regularly flying polar carry dosimeters?
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Old 8th Mar 2012, 19:42
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Oh dear, not another one, got killed in the last one I did.



Oh, got better.
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Old 8th Mar 2012, 22:05
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Scotty!

Scotty! Energize proton deflector shields immediately!

Aye, aye captain!
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Old 8th Mar 2012, 22:11
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You are all silly.

Both of our dogs are glowing.

This is real.
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Old 8th Mar 2012, 22:18
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there was certainly wonkiness in satellite reception and I had difficulty in using the satellite phone. Even the satellite TV reception was intermittent for awhile

This could be very good news - solar storm affecting satellite tv... does it mean the SKY box at Prestwick will be working this weekend?!!
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Old 8th Mar 2012, 23:08
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Don't know what all the fuss is about.

Down here, we've had nothing but glowing reports!
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Old 8th Mar 2012, 23:42
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Don't blame Solar Flares for everything.......


EQUINOX SUN OUTAGES

SpaceWeather.com Download time: Mar 7 2011 12:50 PM ET

Many readers reported an intermittent loss of satellite TV reception over the weekend. Was the sun to blame? Yes and no. Senior forecaster Bill Murtagh of NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center explains: "It is likely that the sun caused the problem, but not because of solar flares. Now is the time of year for the 'equinox conjunction,' when the sun lines up with the satellite and the receiving satellite dish. When this happens, radio interference from the sun competes with signals from the satellite and can create noise levels several decibels higher than normal. The problem, which typically persists for 5 to 15 minutes, is referred to as a 'sun outage' and is often confused with sunspot or solar flare activity."
Equinox Solar Interference With Satellite TV | Dome of the Sky
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 00:09
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Remote Viewers predict 2012/2013 meteor impact

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Old 9th Mar 2012, 01:05
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My bad, it fizzled out. No drama, sorry folks the story's over for the time being.

Anyway, the upside is this awesome display of the Northern Lights:

PhotoBlog - Solar storm lights up northern skies

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Old 9th Mar 2012, 02:54
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 08:24
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Remote viewing and suchlike

Credit to these flim-flam pseudo scientists for scamming the military for so long, gosh think of all those dollars ! not sure it would work in the UK though

remote viewing - The Skeptic's Dictionary - Skepdic.com
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 09:50
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I am not a scaremonger, but the recent global warming trends and so called climate change are clear signs of hyper solar activity that affected the core temperature of Earth.
The core temperature of the earth has been affected?
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 10:49
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It is not the radiation but the Chemtrails, you have to worry about.
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 14:34
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No Chemtrails - - Shortwave COM impacted ?

well, the stuff from the sun is here, arrived yesterday, and seems to impact shortwave
communiction a lot.
click here for an overview: SW for Aviation Service Providers
click here for the HF com prediction: SWPC - D-RAP Global (5 MHz)
lots of red, high absorbtion in the North...and South.

Anyone around who can tell if the red is real, if HF is bad or out in the North ?

Best,
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 15:02
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Came across the ocean last night at 56N. HF worked, CPDLC worked, northern lights visible for a short time.
The HF was a little temperament going westbound the previous day (Wednesday). There were some areas with no reception at 62N between Iceland and Greenland.
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 16:55
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Didn't notice anything in southern UK. HF ham bands seemed OK but they sometimes go out for a few hours with solar flares..
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 18:00
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After the volcanic ash fiasco I was 1/2 expecting airspace closures and a/c grounded just in case the whole ATC & GPS system crumbled under the violent onslaught of mother nature. Hollywood's next disaster movie is in the making and some airlines are already lining up the next pax supplement for unforseen disaster taxes. Trans polar crews were issued with lead vests, but don't tell the pax. Pregnant C/A's were stood down, and any pax with pace makers were refused boarding. The worst fall out from all this was the inflight mobile phone system might fail. Heavens to murgatroid! We're all going to die, or worse still the baggage will end up somewhere else.
If I hear correctly it was all a ripple on the mill pond; but is there a sting in the tail waiting for us; a little like vortices of finals send a shiver through the trees a few moments after the passage of the heavy jet. Batten down the hatches for a few more days.
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 23:51
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One big-- and probably the neatest-- side effect was a major aurora outbreak:

Solar storm and aurora update March 7-8


Solar storm and aurora update March 7-8 | Astro Bob

Heavy clouds and rainstorm down here (Lat N33*) so I have no idea how far south it got.

--Bill
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Old 10th Mar 2012, 10:29
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Thanks for the info on that NAT-crossing. Would not have expected effects on the 7.,
and would have thought that there was more of a problem on the return.
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