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Solar Cycle 25 Is Upon Us

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Turkeytop
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Solar Cycle 25 Is Upon Us

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:59 pm

So long, cycle 24. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

But, they're predicting #25 will be even weaker than 24.

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/sola ... hat-means/



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Re: Solar Cycle 25 Is Upon Us

Post by k8jd » Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:44 pm

Just put up more wire and get on in the night hours :D
I have had fun on 160, 80 and 60 M, making QSOs,
while the other ops are on line moaning about 20 M being flat !! :D :D :D



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Re: Solar Cycle 25 Is Upon Us

Post by Turkeytop » Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:47 pm

Arnie Coro is predicting MUF 6 MHX.



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Re: Solar Cycle 25 Is Upon Us

Post by WOHO » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:40 pm

MUF of 6MHz - so forget about coast to coast on 10 meters, or even hearing WWV on 20MHz?
That's too bad- but lack of sunspots and solar activity should be good in that we don't end-up
with a giant solar flare that would hit Earth right after the Covid vaccines make their way around
we would have a new disaster on our hands with satellites and GPS ruined, cell system in tatters
and the power grid shot to hell.
We don't need any massive solar events these days, although it means waiting
another 11 years to have fun playing radio- crap, I'll be 'old' then!



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Re: Solar Cycle 25 Is Upon Us

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:57 pm

WOHO wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:40 pm
MUF of 6MHz - so forget about coast to coast on 10 meters, or even hearing WWV on 20MHz?
That's too bad- but lack of sunspots and solar activity should be good in that we don't end-up
with a giant solar flare that would hit Earth right after the Covid vaccines make their way around
we would have a new disaster on our hands with satellites and GPS ruined, cell system in tatters
and the power grid shot to hell.
We don't need any massive solar events these days, although it means waiting
another 11 years to have fun playing radio- crap, I'll be 'old' then!
I'm old now. This may be my last solar cycle



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Re: Solar Cycle 25 Is Upon Us

Post by innate-in-you » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:54 pm

I'm assuming that Arnie's estimate of 6MHz was for nighttime.

I'm still hearing a little skywave propagation in the 15MHz spectrum during the day.



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Re: Solar Cycle 25 Is Upon Us

Post by k8jd » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:13 pm

Having Fun on the HF Bands
We still have some sporadic E-layer propagation , Managed to fill some log lines on 17, 15 and 12 M early this summer and looking forward to the December openings. Looks like I have 31 states worked on 12 M (24.1 MHz) Just started getting on there a few years ago.
I have been having some fun on the lower freq bands, 1.8, 3.5 and 5.3 MHz range, this fall ! Down south as far as FL and out to the rocky mountains. Just running 100 W and wire antennas in the trees.
I just got my 10 M Yagi antenna back up after over a year without it, hope to be making some noise on that band again this winter E-season.



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Re: Solar Cycle 25 Is Upon Us

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:07 pm

Glen Hauser's solace forecast this week says solar flux will get up to 75 by Nov 5. That's still pretty low, but at least it's coming to life at last. It's been stuck at around 68 to 70 for months now.



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