File under "unknown".

March 8, 2012 an X-class solar flare shot out of the northwest hemisphere of the sun. Most of the energy hurtled toward other planets in our solar system but some of the radiant energy slammed into our own. The fear mongering news media predicted mass power outages, telecommunication brake-downs, and worse, natural calamities.

Nothing happened, yet. We're all hear in one piece. Everybody is going along about their daily business like nothing happen at all. So much for 2012 being the end of the world, yet.

Anyways, on that night I decided to do a little bit of shortwave radio listening. You see, during high solar activity, such as solar storms, the shortwave bands become unpredictable in it's propagation. Some times you here stations you've had never heard before. While on other times, you here nothing at all. In other words propagation can enhance or it can deteriorate in solar storms.

The time of night I was monitoring which was 10:00 pm or 0300 utc, propagation was good. It was so good that I picked up some unusual signals. I made audio recordings of these weird signals and made two videos in-which I uploaded to youtube.



March 09, 2012 on 5190 kHz at 0300 utc in Detroit, MI with a SINPO of 52354; found what appears to be slow rtty or some type of poly-tone data transmission between two or more stations



March 09, 2012 on 5206 kHz at 0310 utc in Detroit, MI with a SINPO of 42354; found what appears to be slow rtty or some type of poly-tone data transmission. suggestions gladly appreciated.

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