I threw my back out at work yesterday. It went out on me pretty good, too! I can't remember being in that much pain in quite awhile! It's getting better; but I can tell it's going to take a week or more to come back to somewhere near normal. In the meantime, I think I'm going to stay out of the shack for the time being. That's the last thing the muscles in my lower back need right now - sitting in one position for an extended period of time in the basement, where it's cool and damp!
So while I didn't participate in the ARS Spartan Sprint last night; I see I had a lot of company. Reading comments on the various QRP reflectors, I saw this news tidbit:
MAJOR SOLAR FLARE: Earth-orbiting satellites detected a
powerful X-class solarflare this morning, Dec. 5th, at 10:35
Universal Time. The source: big, new sunspot 929, which is
emerging over the Sun's eastern limb. Because of the sunspot's
position near the limb, this flare was not Earth-directed. Future
eruptions could be, however, because the Sun's spin is turning
the spot towardEarth. Sunspot 929 will be visible for the next
two weeks as it glides across the solar disk.
Please visit http://spaceweather.com for more information
73 de Larry W2LJ