Topband: Does this solar minimum seem a little more extreme than usual?
wd8dsb at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 14:33:23 EST 2019
160 meters was fantastic overnight (Sunday night/Monday morning) from the
Midwest USA into Europe. Signals peaking 20 to 35 db over my noise floor
from big stations that normally run 6 to 12 db over my noise floor when
conditions are good.
It was one of those special nights that only happens a handful of times
each season (if that) from my location.
On Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 2:25 PM Richard McLachlan <richard at rodsley.net>
> Well, the band was open albeit briefly this morning from the UK to ZL.
> When I used to operate in G/ZL tests in the early 60s that was thought
> impossible at this time of year. I can’t speak for the intervening years
> but other than at the Equinoxes there is no grey line path between the two.
> So something must be working well.
> > On 16 Dec 2019, at 19:16, donovanf at starpower.net wrote:
> > We've had 92 percent spotless days since May 19th.
> > The last time this happened was more than 100 years ago
> > when there were 93% spotless days from Feb 28 to Oct 24, 1913
> > 73
> > Frank
> > W3LPL
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