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Solar Cycle Update: Twin Peaks?

from science.nasa.gov on March 3, 2013
Website: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/01mar_twinpeaks/
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Solar Cycle Update: Twin Peaks? Smoke and mirrors?  
by AI2IA on March 3, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
The more written about Solar Cycle 24, the less knowledge is demonstrated. This cycle is so crummy, to use a good "scientific" word, that hardly any hams bother to discuss it. Twin peaks? Well, that's novel! How about all the space junk? How about HAARP?, How about the origin of the so-called Van Allen Belt? Now how about the discovery of another belt? For those of us who remember past cycle performance, the gibberish written in solar reports looks more and more like horse racing "science."
 
Solar Cycle Update: Twin Peaks?  
by KC2UCA on March 3, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
Well, conditions have not been good. I really think we lost the 10 meter band this time around. Hopefully it comes back up this year.
73's
Kabir Rekhi
 
Solar Cycle Update: Twin Peaks?  
by K1DA on March 4, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
But "everybody knows" about the certainty of "Global Warming".
 
Solar Cycle Update: Twin Peaks?  
by N3PZZ on March 4, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
Of course ten is dead. Try calling CQ. It's not the best band conditions, but people tend to just listen more.
 
If you want to help out .....  
by AI2IA on March 4, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
I can't help but being disappointed in the action and conditions on ten meters. It can be a very enjoyable and rewarding band, but I won't give up on it, and if you want to help out a little bit, then try this:

Make it a special point that every time you listen on ten meters, whether you hear someone or not, before you go to another band or go QRT, make a call. Give it a CQ, and if everyone who listens on 10 meters would just call CQ before they go off the air or the band, things might just get a wee bit better. Please try. There is nothing to lose.
 
Ten open for Pacific Basin  
by G3SEA on March 5, 2013 Mail this to a friend!

While nothing like the last cycle 10 m has frequently been open to all Pacific Rim countries especially in contests.

KH6/G3SEA
 
RE: Ten open for Pacific Basin  
by KQ6XA on March 6, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
The bands are open, but nobody is home.
 
Solar Cycle Update: Twin Peaks?  
by W6IZT on March 7, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
The bands are open, but no body is home? I tend to agree with this. Get on the upper bands and call CQ, if the bands are open one of the RBN stations will hear you and you will be spotted.

I was in FS a couple of years ago, tuned across 12 and not a single station, called CQ, I was immediately spotted and worked 300 AS and EU stations over the following 2 hours. Give it a try!
 
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