YES! Just what we needed to get everyone off beating the "cheating" thread
the death! A sunspot to cure all. Plus the confirmation of the polarity
reversal. What a Christmas present!
Dick - KB1H
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bud Mortenson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 9:36 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Cycle 24 begins today, maybe
> Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
> At the risk of turning the page to a new topic -- and revealing the depth
> my delusional solar cycle 23 cabin fever -- I gleefully note that today
> first suspected Cycle 24 sunspot has been "spotted" on the solar disc at
> degrees N. lat.
> Just in time for the holidays. It's precisely what one or two of us have
> been asking Santa for.
> And if it turns out to be a wayward Cycle 23 spot, bah humbug.
> SFI=94 and rising, by the way, so start dusting cobwebs off those
> long-forgotten "Pse QSY to 15M" macros. I'm dredging mine out of the
> junkbox, just in case the high bands begin to show some life in OK DX RTTY
> this weekend.
> Bud, VA7ST
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