Deciphering a Propagation Report

Understanding HF propagation reports
Richard VE2XIP had an informative blog on a variety of Amateur Radio subjects. That blog is unavailable at the moment. Among the areas he covered was a very good primer on HF Propagation. I know this subject can be a difficult one to grasp, especially for beginners—even the more experienced have challenges in this area.


Richard writes:

“The very first thing I noticed when I got interested in propagation was a vast number of websites displaying charts and grids related to HF propagation conditions, but I didn’t really understand them at first. There are more types of measurements about the Sun’s activities than most care to understand, but there are a few ones that are very important to learn if you want to be able to understand a propagation reports.”

Have a look at the pdf document. It’s available at URL: