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kom
12-24-2018, 11:36 AM
The days are getting longer and,

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Cycle 25 has already begun (http://sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/~tohban/wiki/index.php/A_Sunspot_from_Cycle_25_for_sure).

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KD8TUT
12-24-2018, 01:50 PM
I didn't see the announcement!

Now we get about 8 years of improving or relatively good conditions!

Wonderful!

KD8TUT
12-24-2018, 01:53 PM
Aw hell let's go for it:

Group Hug!!!!!

KG4CGC
12-24-2018, 03:02 PM
Maunder Minimum lasts about 65 years. We ain't through yet.

PA5COR
12-26-2018, 10:11 AM
Silly me, thinking next year would be the lowest point in sunspots....
So good news after all.

N1LAF
01-26-2019, 09:52 PM
Cycle 24 not dead yet... (http://www.solarham.net/)

January 25, 2019 @ 13:40 UTC
Sunspot 2733 / Minor Storm Observed
Good morning. Here is a look at the lone spotted region (2733) as it transits near center disk. The sunspot cluster belonging to Cycle 24 has produced minor B-Class flares during the past day, but is not considered a threat for anything stronger than the minor C-Class range. Image below by SDO/HMI

N8YX
01-28-2019, 08:45 AM
Currently, HF absolutely stinks at these latitudes.

AA1OH
01-28-2019, 11:14 AM
I want to know when to dust off my 6 meter AM tube rig....sure is quiet out there.

kb2vxa
01-29-2019, 01:37 PM
AM being next to the worst power hungry mode, FM, it's been my experience that the Collins/Clegg/Gonset crowd only comes out of the woodwork when the band is on fire. The last time I heard 6M AM was the last time around the sun and the band was wall to wall end to end stations. I worked every propagation mode known, transatlantic and trans-equatorial DX, broke the cherry on Nunavut while everybody else was calling to no avail on 20M and the Heathkit SB-110 didn't smell like burning dust. Maybe that's because I spent more time repairing it than using it... like a Harley. (;->) Oh, that was only a half accomplishment, the bums never QSLed. (:-<)

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