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Author Topic: Is it me.....or have conditions......  (Read 516 times)
K3NRX
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« on: April 12, 2010, 04:45:16 AM »

..SUCKED lately....Yet again?  I realize it's early in Cycle 24, but good grief this is getting old.  Not since the valentine day weekend have we had an SFI over 85.  And then came the solar storm.  Before late yesterday, I hadn't had a log entry for over a week.  Kind of hard to work stuff when you can't hear them....Can hardly wait to see what the summer doldrums bring.  I just don't get it......

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N3ZC
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 05:34:08 AM »

Not just you...They sorta suckarama..

SSN=0
A Index=8
K=2
SFI=75

73'..Tom N3ZC
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WW5AA
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 05:44:03 AM »

Now "0" of those pesky little sunspots. It was great on 40 meters with the gray line. T32SI on third call and P29CS on the first call. To bad, not long and I'll have to move up to the unwashed higher bands (:-). A new group will be numbered later today.

73 de Lindy
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WB5JEO
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010, 12:56:45 PM »

Maybe it was that comet it ate Saturday. They can't be good for you.

Most ways you look at the solar data, it's not shaping up to a history-making cycle. It kind of looked like it was going to better than predicted, but that was just the mean numbers. You notice were wasn't much variation from day to day, so even though the curve looked pretty good, there wasn't much in the way of higher numbers in the range.

In a way, it's more satisfying than the terrestrial weather forecast. You can pick any solar forecast that pleases, from pending higher than normal cycle, to pending lower than normal cycle, and fast onset or delayed onset. Of course, it's hard to say what normal is. And if you enjoy anticipating bad times, look at the predictions for Cycle 25. And it can be much, much worse. Mercifully, there were no Hams in the last half of the 1600's. If there had been, they'd have chucked radio and found a warm spot for a nap.
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AB3CX
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2010, 06:42:59 PM »

Geomagnetic storm conditions 4/11 into 4/12 kinda closed the bands...
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2010, 12:33:33 AM »

In a 20 minute stretch starting at 2027Z yesterday, I worked A71CV on 20m, ZD7FT on 17m, J5UAP on 10m, and 8P6QA on 10m. Conditions didn't seem all that terrible...

    73,

         Dave, AA6YQ (QTH near Boston)
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