[CQ-Contest] Russian Beats Out Canada for Magnetic North ... For Now

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Thu May 7 13:35:56 EDT 2020

This would all be simpler if we were like Venus and had no magnetic field.  Of course that would cause other problems.73 John AF5CC Sent via the Samsung Galaxy A10e, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: john at kk9a.com Date: 5/7/20  11:53 AM  (GMT-06:00) To: Richard Smith <n6kt1 at sbcglobal.net> Cc: CQ-Contest <cq-contest at contesting.com> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Russian Beats Out Canada for Magnetic North ...
  For Now That sounds like a good plan, Rich, we could be due for this magnetic polechange.  The reversal pattern was every 200,00 to 300,000 years and it hasnow been 780,000 years since it last occurred.John KK9ASent via the Samsung Galaxy 7 edge, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone.On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 11:47 AM Richard Smith <n6kt1 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:> Does that mean I should design my antennas for low F/B ratio? (hi hi)>> 73, Rich, N6KT,  PJ4K>> On Thursday, May 7, 2020, 07:25:11 AM PDT, <john at kk9a.com> wrote:>>> Eventually the earth's magnetic poles will flip and you will be> beaming backwards using the compass alignment method.>> John KK9A>>> David Siddall K3ZJ wrote:>> Good thing HF antennas generally have relatively wide beam width if you use> a compass to orient without correcting for deviation.>> This also has a subtle effect on propagation paths through the polar areas,> depending upon your location.>> https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52550973>> 73, Dave K3ZJ>> _______________________________________________> CQ-Contest mailing list> CQ-Contest at contesting.com> http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest>_______________________________________________CQ-Contest mailing listCQ-Contest at contesting.comhttp://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest

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