As many of you know, the sun has awoke with some solar flairs. The result is radio communications are changing. This message was posted on the radio broadcast list.
"Gotta love that the Sun s waking up...
Au now being heard along the MN, MI, WI, etc., tier of states. And, it will only get better as the coming months pass."
Suppose you live in St Louis, what will this mean? Most likely the stations from Chicago will suffer signal problems, while stations from the south will be enhanced to the point where you might hear South America.
For us "hams" it will mean the possibility that I can talk to Hawaii, Guam and points beyond with just a few watts of power!