Interesting spot on a new sun spot model:
73, Yngvi TF3YH
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> Subject: [CQ-Contest] We are doomed - no sunspots!
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> Recent commotion about no sunspots and that we hit the bottom of the cycle
> made it to the media. See the article at
> and about the next huge solar maximum at
> There is one study saying that they arrived at foolproof method of
> and that the next cycle is going to be the strongest. While another one,
> while back said that it will be one of the lowest ones. Go figer!
> Relative quiet from the "global Warming" crowd that Sun perhaps has
> to do with temperature and weather fluctuations on mother Earth. (Like,
> see the difference in temperatures between day and night, winter and
> In any way, it will be either paradise for low banders if the cycle is
> or explosion of activity and high bands, if the cycle is high.
> I was fortunate to be ham radio born in 1958, during the peak of the last
> highest cycle. Working the world on 10m, round the clock, coming through
> all at
> the same time, with 10 W army surplus tank junk on AM, with piece of wire
> (Windom) was the norm. It was never repeated since. So if the next cycle
> is better,
> we are in for some radio fireworks.
> World did not come to an end, but hams had great time in radio paradise.
> Jus' a bit skeptical about all'em predictions by the "scientwists". They
> can't predict fricken weather few days ahead, but they know all about the
> next 11
> years and what the ol' Sol will do. We'll see. Just enjoy the freaky 160
> low bands and brace for what is to come.
> For contesters, it should be another big wake up and stimulation to get in
> and beat some records. You never know what games the propagation will play
> us. You gotta be there, in case IT happens! So get off the packet
> sharpen some antennas, beef up your watts, computerize your rigs and touch
> your way into the top boxes and record tables.
> See you all in the contest pileups!
> Yuri K3BU.us da Tesla BUm
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