The first two pictures are the grabber images and the last two the measured x-ray flux.
|Figure 1. 08JUL12 Solar Flare on 30m|
|Figure 2. 09JUL12 Solar Flare on 20m|
|Figure 3. 08JUL12 X-Ray Flux Observed by GOES Satellites|
|Figure 4. 09JUL12 X-Ray Flux Observed by GOES Satellites|
In the second event there was only a modest drop in signal strength but a noticible upward shift in frequency indicating an upward movement of the reflecting layer. As the signal began to recover there was a noticable broadening of the frequency with a return to normalcy after about 30 minutes. The X-ray flux was 1x10^-5 W/m^2 or about 7 times weaker than the first event. The Sun was low in the sky to the west relative to the skip point. The transmitting station was 1164 miles/1872 km to the west of me.
It makes sense that the difference in the x-ray flux caused the difference in observed effect but at this point I just want to save the observations and numbers in a safe place for comparison to, hopefully, future observations. We've seen these effects in the past but I haven't written down any numbers.