Ducting/Skip Question

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trainman111

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Does the skip occur at a predictable time, or does it just happen whenever it feels like it? I'm new to the whole skip thing and I wanted to know if it was predictable so I knew when to listen to the scanner.

Nick
 

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trainman111 said:
Does the skip occur at a predictable time, or does it just happen whenever it feels like it? I'm new to the whole skip thing and I wanted to know if it was predictable so I knew when to listen to the scanner.

Nick
It all depends on the weather, sunspots and other factors. I'm not 100% sure, but, I think there is some information in the wiki area of the site. Also, there are some VERY intelligent people on here about skip/tropo. Also, look through some of the other posts in this forum. It should help ya out as well.
 

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Predicting Skip

For ducting skip check this site:

http://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo.html

This site shows when the MUF (maximum usable frequency) climbs into the low band:

http://www.spacew.com/www/realtime.php

Consider the Yahoo skip group:

http://login.yahoo.com/config/login...//groups.yahoo.com/group/vhfskip/message/2123

Sporodic E has no exact predictability. Add early warning frequencies to your scanner. This list is a good start:

http://www.geocities.com/toddemslie/50MHz_Early_Warning_Database.htm
 

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Check this link out. It is a very good demonstration of how propagation is effected by the atmosphere. How skip works and such. Once you watch this flash demo and read through, you should have a better understanding of SKIP and how it happens.

THIS ONE IS AWESOME CHECK IT OUT:
http://www.ae4rv.com/tn/propflash.htm
 
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