Exciting Bumper New Solar Cycle

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  1. M1MRB

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    ICQPodcast Episode 332

    In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP, Frank Howell K4FMH and Bill Barnes WC3B to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is a discussion with Dr Scott McIntosh of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, the USA regarding Exciting Bumper New Solar Cycle.

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  2. M1WML

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  3. N6YFM

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    Yawn. No sunspots again today...
     
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  4. AJ6KZ

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    This just in: New study shows likelihood of a permanent absence of any further significant sun spot activity, apparently due to a not well understood "latching" effect of being so low for so long.
     
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  5. K4FMH

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    Uh, link to this study?
     
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  6. AJ6KZ

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    Source: Me.

    It was a joke. I'm just venting some frustration. :)
     
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  7. WL7PM

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    "Maunder-Deuce"
    . Throw some wire up in the trees; 160 is the new 80
     
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  8. K2MQJ

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    No sunspots? Love it...160, 80 and 40, my favorite DXing bands are better now. 20-15m DXing was quite boring, way too easy, no challenges.
    160 and 80 DXing take some operating skill and CW proficiency, not just a fat wallet and a loud mouth. I wish old Sol a great long snooze and pleasant dreams.
     
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  9. NL7W

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    Good one!
     
  10. W7UUU

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    Someday, when 2200 is the only band we can make contacts, we'll all lament the days when "160 was the DX band" :D:D

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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