Much has been going on since the last posting so here is a new set of updates, rather brief, but the important information is documented as close as possible at this time...
Besides the increasing activity, rumor has it that there is a potential for some high activity in the next few days. This doesn't come from the usual sources but is considered reliable. The potential is considered to be strong enough to affect the Power Grid and communication lines.
So here's what's been happening. For previous data see Original Stream.
|October 12, 2012|
There was little activity between the 5th and 12th but the Schumann Resonance Bands were "abnormal" and there were instances of 15 Hz to 30 Hz ripples on the field which were in a fairly sine wave form and are of unknown origin.
|October 04, 2012|
|October 03, 2012|
|October 02, 2012|
|October 01, 2012|
Locally the animals (pets - cats and dogs) have been acting agitated at times. Other creatures like birds, squirrels, ants, spiders, and flying bugs all seem to be acting quite normal. On October 11, 2012 there was a thunder storm that passed through. Simi Valley, CA (that is where this data is being collected) is surrounded by hills (hence it being called a valley). There were several bolts of fairly strong lightning that interrupted power for a short time. The lightning was rather strange, 2 bolts were seen traveling horizontally about 2/3rds of the way up the northern hills. The second (a very strong one) left a couple of puffs of smoke after traveling through the air. The smoke was white and thin but didn't come from the lightning striking the ground, they just appeared along the path of the bolt.
So much for today. Check back, there could be some exceptional events over the next few days. Hopefully communications will be working uninterrupted.
One more thing. I am an Amateur Radio operator, Advanced Class - KQ6HD. Unfortunately I am currently limited to the 2M 70CM bands but my friends tell me (as expected due to Solar activity) that communications are doing quite well in the 10M to 20M bands.