[CQ-Contest] sunspots

John Geiger aa5jg at fidmail.com
Thu Feb 9 20:14:04 PST 2012

A few years ago the experts were predicting that this might be one of the 
largest sunspots peaks ever due to the solar conveyour.  Now they are saying 
we might not get any sunspots.  I guess no one really know what is going on.

73s John AA5JG

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Jimk8mr at aol.com>
To: <mike at n1ta.com>; <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 12:44 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] sunspots

> On the other hand, you would do well to enjoy  whatever sunspots we have
> while we have them. (And be thankful if you were able  to be in CQWW last
> fall).
> There is a body of research out there that says  there may be no sunspots
> after  2015.
> http://www.probeinternational.org/livingston-penn-2008.pdf
> Googling  on "Livingston and Penn" will get other links to this  research.
> 73  -   Jim    K8MR
> In a message dated 2/9/2012 11:58:51 A.M. Eastern  Standard Time,
> mike at n1ta.com writes:
> 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
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