HF Propagation in real-time
Jose, CT1BOH gave an interesting talk about HF propagation using real-time MUF maps based on F0F2 measurements from the world wide Digisonde network. These maps show good correlation with PSK reporter FT8 data and indicate current band openings quite accurately.
The advantage of applying real-time data available nowadays for operational use of HF is obvious compared to the 50+ year old technology of propagation model predictions that only give a percentage of circuit reliability during the month.
VE3NEA then created an excellent Jupyter notebook that brings this all together and shows the latest MUF maps overlaid with FT8 data. Below is a screenshot with current MUF and 20m FT8 data.
best regards, Ben