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Author Topic: Interesting Solar Cycle Comparison  (Read 1509 times)
KY6R
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« on: January 02, 2014, 04:56:37 AM »

An interesting solar cycle comparison:

http://solen.info/solar/images/comparison_similar_cycles.png

For me - Cycle 24 has been "good enough" - with plenty of great DX. The bottom of 23 was pretty agonizing though  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 10:23:21 AM »

I just wish that cycle 24 would have a double peak like cycle 12 and 16.  That would be very nice Smiley

I got licensed in 2009.  So I'm very happy with how things went considering this is my first solar cycle peak Grin

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Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 07:53:03 PM »

The bottom of 23 was interminable, the pits.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 02:51:32 AM »

I just wish that cycle 24 would have a double peak like cycle 12 and 16.  That would be very nice Smiley

I got licensed in 2009.  So I'm very happy with how things went considering this is my first solar cycle peak Grin

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Jonathan W6GX

I got my ticked, again, in 2011 I can't say I was disappointed.
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2014, 04:32:29 AM »

The bottom of C23 was great for Low Bands. I wish I'd had the 160 m station I have now, 6 years ago!
I was working all my DX on a 520' doublet, which I still use for 80 m.
So far it seems that we may, or may not have a second peak, or that we may or may not have just had it this past few months. It's just like the weather. We can't change it, only adapt and make do.
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Luke VK3HJ
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 06:40:02 AM »

One of our local propagation guru's was talking about sunspot region 1944 at last nights club meeting. It is just coming around on the earth side. That thing is huge in comparison to the other sunspot groups and may provide some very good propagation for a few days. At least once the solar storms die down a bit Smiley If this is cycle 24's last gasp, we need to take advantage of it.

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2014, 07:41:10 AM »

I just wish that cycle 24 would have a double peak like cycle 12 and 16.  That would be very nice Smiley

Well, it looks like we are right at the second peak of this cycle:

http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/ssn_predict_l.gif

Lets hope it helps us all with FT5ZM . . . .
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2014, 10:36:17 AM »

The bottom of C23 was great for Low Bands.

You took the words right out of my mouth. I loved it!

paul
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2014, 01:04:26 PM »

The bottom of C23 was great for Low Bands.

You took the words right out of my mouth. I loved it!

paul

I worked about 30 160M new one's - but was stuck at 325 ATNO's towards HR during that time - that was rough. 2012 was my banner year . . . . 2013 not too bad either.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2014, 10:08:17 PM »

Quote from: KY6R link=topic=94236.msg726022#msg726022
Well, it looks like we are right at the second peak of this cycle:

[url
http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/ssn_predict_l.gif[/url]

Lets hope it helps us all with FT5ZM . . . .

Very funny.  Now I would have expected the second peak to be equally as good as the first peak Cheesy

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Jonathan W6GX
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