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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Solar Cycle Sunspot Number Progression
« on: May 10, 2022, 2010 UTC »
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Re: Solar Cycle Sunspot Number Progression
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2022, 2250 UTC »
Well sir, if ya'll like hearin' rantin' & ramblin' on cb channels yah got sumpin tah lookin' fawdward to, ya heah?  ::)
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Re: Solar Cycle Sunspot Number Progression
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2022, 0342 UTC »
Looks promising on the graph, but personally I'm not hearin' much of the resulting improved DX, at least not yet.
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Re: Solar Cycle Sunspot Number Progression
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2022, 2139 UTC »
I still am not hearing the results like I heard in 2011, when -- at least according to this graph -- the sunspot numbers were roughly comparable.... and this is with the same, or better equipment.

That said, the climb of sunspot numbers in this cycle appears less 'jumpy' than the previous one, so perhaps once it all kicks in we'll see more dependable long distance reception on HF and MW.

One can hope.
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Re: Solar Cycle Sunspot Number Progression? Another update.
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2022, 1758 UTC »
FWD, from K8RRT:   https://www.onallbands.com/solar-cycle-25-update-what-hams-should-know/   Just a slight warning that there's some DX Engineering pitching at the end of this.
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Re: Solar Cycle Sunspot Number Progression
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2022, 0339 UTC »
About 2-3 afternoons ago I heard my first snippet of Latin American CB Outbanders talkin' from country to country. It was weak, and there was a lot more fading than in 2011-2012, but at least it was there. Pretty sure I heard at least one guy from Costa Rica, and I'm in the PNW, so it's a sign that perhaps the cycle is starting to kick in.

Obviously, there are probably less CBers, even in Latin America, than there were ten years ago, but there should be enough of them wanting to shoot skip that the Outband should be fairly lively if the propagation permits.

I've heard at least three decent signals from Europe on 20 meters over the past couple weeks, so there's that, too.
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Re: Solar Cycle Sunspot Number Progression
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2022, 1221 UTC »
Latin American 11m signals have been fairly common here the entire year, although not all day long. Also the occasional opening to Europe, but I haven't encountered one in the past few weeks.
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