As ham operators we should have a knowledge of why our radios work and that should help and encourage us to learn more about the Sun and how it affects us and our planet. I recently gave a demonstration at the Columbus and Starkville clubs on Faraday cages and how to make them. It was very rudimentary and I wanted to give some information on the subject of the sun, magnetic fields and stuff related. This is not meant scare you but simply make you aware and educate. If nothing else I hope you find it entertaining.