Solar Cycle 25 Stirs & Mercury Crosses the Sun | Space Weather News 11.07.2019

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  1. KB7TBT

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    Solar Cycle 25 Stirs & Mercury Crosses the Sun | Space Weather News 11.07.2019

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  2. KA1BSZ

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    I would say that the solar minimum, the ROCK BOTTOM has passed. However there will be a few good time and bad and discovered a new mode and work bunch of DX on 40 meters with JS8! OH MAN THIS GREAT MODE! Thank you JORDEN!!
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  3. M1WML

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    yes i agree.. i think we are over the worst.. on the up and up from now on..
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  4. KG4BFR

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    You Operators are Dreaming in Radio fantasy Land...............we are in the Marauder Minimum again !!!
    By the time this one ends you will all be SK.......
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  5. LU8DAL

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    [QUOTE = "KA1BSZ, post: 5254696, member: 64966"] Diría que el mínimo solar, el ROCK BOTTOM ha pasado. Sin embargo, habrá algunos momentos buenos y malos y descubrimos un nuevo modo y un montón de DX en 40 metros con JS8. ¡OH HOMBRE ESTE GRAN MODO! Gracias JORDEN !! [/ CITA]
    buenisimo, tendremos propagueta...............
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  6. KA2DDX

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    I've noticed a little uptick lately. e.g., working dx on 17m again, and hearing stuff on 15m. Even heard a little 10m activity the other day.

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  7. WA7NTL

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    Well, Annie and Edward Maunder are no longer around, but I agree sadly that we are approaching another minimum. At my age, I think my best ham radio days are over. I respect the optimism these days, but I am jaded with memories of working Japan all day long on 6 meters and near 24 hour global conditions on 10. Nobody was too cheap mail a QSL card, everybody liked CW and hams actually gave accurate signal reports. Oh, the good ole days.
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  8. K0UO

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    I agree, You may be right.........., so put up some 160 to 40 meter antennas and keep making QSOs
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  9. KQ6XA

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    I photographed the 2016 transit of Mercury through an early morning break in the fog on a hill above the San Francisco Peninsula, near Redwood City, California.
    Note, there was also a Cycle 24 sunspot at that time, about twice the size of Mercury.
    Photo was taken with a relatively crude set up: digital camera on a tripod with 300mm zoom lens and polymer "eclipse" filter.
    I highly recommend viewing the transit of Mercury through properly filtered optics, especially if you have sun-filtered binoculars... it is a wonderful experience that puts the solar system in greater personal perspective.

    Last edited: Nov 8, 2019
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  10. WB4YAL

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    Yep, I remember those days fondly. I practically camped out on 10 meters. My oh my! I sure miss it...probably have the best gear I have ever owned but don't really get much use out of it. Still love CW though!
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