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Anyone know about solar activity?!?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Skyfly101, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Skyfly101

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    I have been hearing a lot about how solar activity can affect our phantoms but is that really true? And I also heard today August 2nd is a really bad day for solar storms. Any one know anything?
     
  2. msinger

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    I'm still waiting for someone to provide proof that this has a negative effect on Phantoms. Until that surfaces, I'd recommend you ignore solar activity data.
     
  3. Skyfly101

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    Okay. For me it makes sense why people could say that because they are electromagnetic storms which could affect the Compass. But I will take your advice thank you
     
  4. BigAl07

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    I'll "venture" into this arena for a moment...

    On previous UAS which had much less "solid" GPS and COMPASS sensors I could tell a difference from a KP Index 5 day and a KP Index 1 day when it comes to the initial "Acquisition" of satellites. There were some days it would seem to take FOREVER to get a lock (even clear and open skies). I'd check the KP and BAM it was high.

    Since I switched over to the Phantom3 system I've yet to have a No-Lock day period. I honestly couldn't tell you the last time I even checked the KP Index.

    I don't have any "Scientific" proof or links to back any of this up. I only have my own observations so take that for what you paid for it LOL.
     
  5. Skyfly101

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    Okay thank you yesterday I had compass errors and I don't know if it was the k.p. index the heat. It was 100 degrees Fahrenheit about 40 degrees Celsius. And I had compass errors. So I'm just a bit worried
     
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    The ap HOVER (which I highly suggest) gives a KP Index on the main screen.
     
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    check ham radio websites. we have to worry about this for communications over distance. If you want I can post some links.

    thanks.
     
  10. brothers

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    Solar activity primarily affects the ionosphere, whose reflectivity is primarily involved in long-distance communication at frequencies below 30 MHz. It shouldn't affect line-of-sight propagation at 2.4 GHz, which is where our drones operate.

    - de N1DB
     
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    You can also Google "solar activity", "kp index", etc. and find lots of info.