Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W7USD, Sep 12, 2020.
You might find this better. I created it for a DX web page I had a couple of solar cycles ago.
Keith, I'm waiting for SC 25 and it can't be worse than it is now!!! Like you I need 13 more to get to Honor Roll. 327 confirmed and that was done with SC24. DX is what it is.
73 de AC5O Jeff
The "11 year solar cycle" actually lasts from 9-14 years. That is not the only cycle the sun goes through. Some last hundreds of years and others last a thousand years or longer.
These alleged scientists cannot accurately produce a hypothesis since somewhat intelligent humans have only been on Earth a few thousand of Earth's several billion year life.
As with climate change, polar reversals, the solar system and so much more, these scientists are rarely close to being accurate yet still reap large salaries. If anyone else failed at their job as much as these "scientists" do, we would be quickly terminated.
Instead of wasting time on their fabricated fiction, just get on the radio and be "radioactive" by any and all means. When HF is not cooperating, play around on VHF/UHF, build and install new antennas, rearrange the shack etc.
Most wait for the miracle of the sun, few operators worry about better antennas, look for a better reception, experiment!
Many QAP stations and few calling CQ or DX, at least in my area.
Excuse my English, I use a translator
Sometimes reading reports of solar activity this and coronal ejection that I feel like an Etruscan priest might have, trying to make predictions based on the entrails of a sheep. (For those who care this is called haruspicy.) Still, nothing lasts forever and sooner or later Old Sol will come back. Let's hope it is sooner.
If you have the time check out suspiciousobservers.org
They are very cutting edge to whats going on and if you dig going back years you can clearly see how the science establishment does back flips to counter them then over time accept much of their work. One of the biggest takeaways is their tracking of the weakening magnetic field as we close in on reversal. As it stands now lesser solar storms will have a greater impact then in the past. Going to be interesting how that will play in relation to radio. and propagation.
As a scientist, although in a different field, your statements are so wrong.
Coming from a "scientist", I would expect a remark such as yours.
Yes, cycle 25 will be as bad or worse than 24... as we slip further into Grand Solar Minimum.... and our shields continue to weaken. Solar forcing is the leading progenitor of our planet's increased carbon emissions... We are actually cooling.... more so then warming...
Ben has been covering this unfolding train wreck for years....
We golfing hams frequently use haruspicy to settle disputes on the course. It's much easier than reading "The Rules of Golf"!