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Author Topic: Finally, Sun Spots  (Read 1144 times)
KQ6UP
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« on: November 07, 2007, 01:34:17 PM »

Man, it has been a long time, but we finally have a SSN of 11.  Hopefully we are out of the bottom.

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KI4PRK
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2007, 04:40:35 AM »

I know how you feel. I've kept an optimistic approach, and I've gotten excellent DX on 15 and even a ZL on 12. With the PM's (YB) coming in S-6 on 15, I can't wait for the Top!! --... ...--, -.. . Brennen KI4PRK age 13
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007, 05:31:14 AM »

Man, it has been a long time, but we finally have a SSN of 11. Hopefully we are out of the bottom.


REPLY: Source, please.  The ARRL Sunspot update doesn't hit their site until tomorrow.  Where are your getting this information, as it is great news!!!

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WW5AA
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2007, 06:51:36 AM »

We are back to zero!  Below is one of the best sites around.

http://prop.hfradio.org/

73, de Lindy
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2007, 07:00:05 AM »

Vince, another pretty good site is: http://www.solarcycle24.com/index.htm .
 73/Good DX, Gene, AF3Y
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2007, 07:07:45 AM »

Yep, too bad, I was getting excited after over a month with no sunspots.

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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2007, 01:31:11 PM »

Hold on to your hats though. The SFI just poped up to 70! Could be some spots on the way.

73, de Lindy
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2007, 12:22:12 PM »

Let's hope so, but I doubt it.

I think this is the best site for a quick synoposis of current solar conditions:

http://dx.qsl.net/propagation/propagation.html

Kevin
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2007, 04:49:36 AM »

I was told that the peak of this upcoming cycle will not be until 2012! Oh, man! That seems like an eternity from now!!!!

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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2007, 06:19:13 AM »

Things will get much better well before the peak ;-)  I worked China from Western PA on 15m about 2 years after the minimum (I was first licensed in 1995 in the final death throes of Cycle 22)... just 100W and a wire netted me a BY on SSB for my #200.

If you look at the plot of solar cycles over the years, each one is not a symmetric curve about the peak... they actually shoot up a bit faster than they drop off.  That means we get more time with moderate solar flux after the peak, but it also means that we end up more impatient once we've *nearly* hit the bottom.... because it takes a lot longer to slide down to rock bottom than it will to start shooting up the other side.

Dan




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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2007, 10:58:58 AM »

Dec. 21, 2012  - 11:11:00 UTC
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