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Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KB7TBT, Oct 11, 2019.

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  1. KB7TBT

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    Two Solar Cycles at Once & A Big Meteor Nearly Hits | Space Weather News 10.10.2019

     
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  2. K1LKP

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    JIM,

    ONCE AGAIN...THANK YOU FOR KEEPING UP POSTED.
     
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  3. NG9F

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    Very nice to hear that cycle 25 is coming! Let's hope sooner rather than later.
     
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  4. KX5JT

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    Very interesting post James!

    73 de KX5JT
     
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  5. HB9AIS

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    Very happy tu hear that, thank you.
    73 de HB9AIS
     
  6. KG4QAB

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    That's Good News to Hear - Fingers Crossed !!!:)
     
  7. W1YW

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    We are at the bottom of this cycle. Propagation is remarkably poor and noisy, more so, IMO, than other SC bottoms I've seen over 50 years plus.

    There is no justification for any optimism at moment on HF. We have two years more of very poor conditions, then a three year rise in mediocre conditions. What will the 'peak' be like? Probably disappointing, although that is less certain.

    Yeh, I know: some of you will brag about all the juicy DX you worked last week. That's BS. The overall trend is very poor and anecdotal issues do not a trend make.

    Maybe you are scared of the words 'very poor'. I dunno. I am just presenting the facts. And 53 years of HF experience. Wanna vet my 'DX'? Go onto DXCC and look me up.

    I count at least a dozen DXers who just sold off some or all of their stations because of this cycle--and the shift to FT8 (which is a clear result of the poor conditions.)

    73
    Chip W1YW
     
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  8. KN1UM

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    Gee, Chip don't be such a "Debbie Downer" ... ;)
    73, Greg KN1UM
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    There is no justification for any optimism at moment on HF. We have two years more of very poor conditions, then a three year rise in mediocre conditions. What will the 'peak' be like? Probably disappointing, although that is less certain.
     
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  9. W1YW

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    WHy can't we accept reality--that is the first step in dealing with it...positively.

    I haven't sold my station. But it sure isn't OTA the way it was 4 years ago.I am not switching over exclusively to FT8 (unlike many others) in these feeble prop times , as I prefer to be a real part of the OTA experience. Your opinion may differ.

    The solution to poor prop is more human activity, not a run to almost all machine to machine Q's.

    Try calling 'CQ DX'...you will see the problem is only partially the poor prop. RBN shows openings, operators show silence.
     
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  10. KN1UM

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    Just jaggin' Chip .... been at this since '59 and experienced some great cycles ... this one is definitely memorable for its weak peak (excuse me, double peak) and its long, deep low which we are in the depths of experiencing. If anything I feel bad for newer hams who may have to wait to experience things like 24 hour wide open 20m, work DXCC in a day, or darn near ( I worked 72 countries in one memorable day on 10m in '89 or '90). And, if FT8 is going to define what newer folks think is HF propagation that is unfortunate. But, as my Dad used to say "what the hell ya gonna do?". Take care, Chip.

    73, Greg KN1UM
     
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