[CQ-Contest] sunspots

Mike N1TA mike at n1ta.com
Thu Feb 9 08:13:56 PST 2012

Well, we've regressed to the same point as we were a year ago with
pretty much nothing indicating a rebound. It was good for a while, but
certainly not long enough to be a peak. The peak in ~1970 was not very
tall, but at least it lasted. My gut is that it will come back (but then
again I've never been much of a gambler), and the smoothed SSN will be
the most ridiculous -looking smoothed SSN of our lifetimes. Next peak we
can say "you kids have no idea how bad we had it..."

Mike N1TA

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] sunspots
From: LY8O <ly8o at ot.lt>
Date: Thu, February 09, 2012 2:09 am
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Cc: nq4i at contesting.com


Probably you know old good friend Murphy... There is only a light hope
the things will improve before the ARRL DX CW but STEREO images shows
nothing spectacular in upcoming days. Lets keep our fingers crossed.

73, Remi LY8O

NQ4I wrote:
Hi all...have the sunspots peaked and are they gone? The SSN number is
running at 24...a really low number...should be near 100 or above...have
we seen the peak of the cycle?

I still have seen propagation on 10m and 15m to EU but short openings
and very limited in scope.

de Rick NQ4I
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