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Author Topic: Updated Prediction for Cycle 25  (Read 785 times)

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Re: Updated Prediction for Cycle 25
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2019, 0110 UTC »
Another 3-4 years until things pick up enough to really hear the world without a beverage. :-) Right now it sounds like nuclear winter propagation out there... although the other night there was some activity, a few nights before even WWV on 10000 kHz was nonexistent.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2019, 0116 UTC by BoomboxDX »
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Re: Updated Prediction for Cycle 25
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2019, 2104 UTC »
Yes. It is quite dismal at the time, but at least there's some good catches here and there. Relative to the poor conditions.
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Re: Updated Prediction for Cycle 25
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2019, 2318 UTC »
There's still lots to hear, you just need to focus more on the lower frequencies. And the low solar activity means fewer solar flares that wreck the bands for days.
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Re: Updated Prediction for Cycle 25? Maybe???
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2020, 1731 UTC »
From Tim, K8RRT,    https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/solar-cycle-25-forecast-update       Time will tell.
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Re: Updated Prediction for Cycle 25
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2020, 2000 UTC »
Looks like another great LW season lies ahead.
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Re: Updated Prediction for Cycle 25
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2020, 2005 UTC »
Looks like another great LW season lies ahead.

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Re: Updated Prediction for Cycle 25
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2020, 0222 UTC »
Yes. It is quite dismal at the time, but at least there's some good catches here and there. Relative to the poor conditions.

I think a lot of the differences in what people are hearing depends on their latitude. The northern tiers of states in the US probably are seeing more nuclear winter conditions right now than, say, Texas or California.

RE: Lower frequencies: when 49 meters is next to dead, and even Rebelde on 5025 is marginal compared to the way it was even 4-5 years ago, I think that decent catches are still a few years away. But then I'm farther north. For those of you farther south in the US (no idea how it's racking up right now in Europe) it will probably get better, sooner.
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