Sunspots are gone again

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  1. K1LKP

    K1LKP Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    QST de W1AW
    Propagation Forecast Bulletin 16 ARLP016
    From Tad Cook, K7RA
    Seattle, WA April 17, 2020
    To all radio amateurs

    ARLP016 Propagation de K7RA

    Sunspots are gone again. We are at the bottom of the solar cycle,
    so conditions should only get better.

    There is an increase in
    on-air activity due to the large number of people staying at home
    because of Covid-19, and this week we seem to be overwhelmed with
    reports of sporadic E openings.

    The last observed sunspot disappeared on April 5, so weekly average
    daily sunspot numbers declined from 5.1 last week to zero this
    reporting week, April 9 to 15. Average daily solar flux went from
    70.2 to 69.5.

    HAPPY DXing
  2. KA2RRK

    KA2RRK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Well get ready now!
    It's about to change, everything!

  3. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Eh, 30m, 40m, 80m, and 160m are working just fine.

    No need to wait another five years for HF contacts, just use the bands that work today. :)
    NH6RF and K0UO like this.

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