Sunspot Cycle 25 Will Be a BIG One -- Latest Research for Ham Radio

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  1. KC1CCG

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    Keeping bugging Sol and you'll get a big CME for your trouble.
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  2. KQ9I

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  3. AJ6KZ

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    If wishes were sun spots hams would DX.
  4. WN1MB

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    I'm reminded of meteorologists' predictions for Henri and Ida. What does Las Vegas or Reno say about the over/under for Cycle 25?
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  5. K8QS

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    Hi, Wayne. Great idea. Please post on your site a link to the video, if you have not done so already. Here is the link:

    Quin, K8QS
    Ham Radio Perspectives co-host
  6. M1WML

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    i will many thanks... ;);)
  7. K1LKP

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    write THANK TOU.gif

    73 - K1LKP
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  8. ZS1SBW

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    Loved it ! Thank you Gentlemen
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  9. KC7JNJ

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    I think we should name sun cycles like they do hurricanes! ;)
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  10. N1FM

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  11. K0UO

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    True what solar cycle,

    Very poor numbers for the past week
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  12. N8ZI

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    The bands aren't that bad. I worked HZ91ND today on 20m through a EU wall with a wire antenna.
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  13. K8DO

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    Fool me once, shame on you Cycle 25

    I remember Cycle 19
    Those were the days my friend
    We thought they'd never end
    We'd dit and dah forever and a day
    We had a Vibroplex
    And an 8JK
    We'd break the pile with just a single call
    We'd hit the honor roll
    Before the end of day
    For we were young and sure to have our way
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  14. W1YW

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    Thanks Mary!
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  15. W4HM

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    For whatever it's worth, some of my thoughts that I first published on February 1, 2008.

    W4HM Solar Cycle 24 Update and Solar Cycle 25 Forecast- Short and to the point.

    Solar minimum will begin later in 2019-2020 and may last longer than any previous solar cycle minimum in the 20th century. When solar cycle 25 finally gets underway it could be the weakest since the middle of the 19th century. Another “Dalton” type lesser grand solar minimum may occur with a corresponding cooling of earth’s climate.

    On February 1, 2008 I forecasted that solar cycle 24 would be the smallest solar cycle in the past 100 years. That forecast verified. I also forecasted that solar cycle 25 would be almost non nonexistent.

    During solar minimum 160-30 meters will be okay. 20 meters will be marginal especially on long paths. It's 17-6 meters that will be affected the worst by no sunspot groups.

    But if the approaching solar minimum is to low and to long then 160 meter propagation conditions may suffer also due to more incoming galactic cosmic rays that over ionize the D layer.

    I was not part of the scientific consensus for the recent solar cycle 25 forecast. I believe that solar cycle 25 will be weaker than solar cycle 24. Solar cycle 25 may be very weak (SSN <50) much like the Dalton minimum that occurred in the first half of the 1800's.

    Last edited: Sep 21, 2021
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