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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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EXPERTS PREDICT A LONG, DEEP SOLAR MINIMUM:
« on: April 12, 2019, 0954 UTC »
f you like solar minimum, good news: It could last for years. That was one of the predictions issued last week by an international panel of experts who gathered at NOAA's annual Space Weather Workshop to forecast the next solar cycle. If the panel is correct, already-low sunspot counts will reach a nadir sometime between July 2019 and Sept 2020, followed by a slow recovery toward a new Solar Maximum in 2023-2026.

"We expect Solar Cycle 25 will be very similar to Cycle 24: another fairly weak maximum, preceded by a long, deep minimum," says panel co-chair Lisa Upton, a solar physicist with Space Systems Research Corp.

"Here," she says, "is a figure showing the last minimum and where we are with the current minimum."



"As you can see we haven't quite reached the lowest levels of the last cycle where we experienced several consecutive months with no sunspots. However, the panel expects that we should reach those levels [between now and the end of 2020]."

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Re: EXPERTS PREDICT A LONG, DEEP SOLAR MINIMUM:
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2019, 1627 UTC »
Hmmm...it might be time to buy that bigger generator, and a larger transmitter :)

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Re: EXPERTS PREDICT A LONG, DEEP SOLAR MINIMUM:
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 1808 UTC »
Solar minimum is why there are cobwebs on my IC-7300, and why I've purchased a lot of new gear for my U/VHF radio setup.

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Re: EXPERTS PREDICT A LONG, DEEP SOLAR MINIMUM:
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2019, 1839 UTC »
Time to get familiar with the extreme low power modes like wspr and so on and so forth.
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