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Sunspots!!!
« on: September 23, 2008, 12:25:10 AM »
> Space Weather News for Sept. 22, 2008
> http://spaceweather.com
>
> NEW SUNSPOT: For the first time in months, a significant sunspot is
> emerging on the sun.  It is a fast-growing active region with two dark
> cores, each larger than Earth.  The magnetic polarity of the sunspot
> identifies it as a member of new Sunspot Cycle 24.  Because the year 2008
> has brought so many blank suns, some observers have wondered if we are
> ever going to climb out of the ongoing deep solar minimum.  Today's new
> sunspot is an encouraging sign that the 11-year solar cycle is indeed
> progressing, albeit slowly.   Visit http://spaceweather.com for sunspot
> photos and updates.
>

Nathan HS0ZHG

HS0ZIA

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Re: Sunspots!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2008, 02:01:34 PM »
I hope so - the bands seem completely dead up here recently. I mean no signals anywhere CW, RTTY or SSB!

Anybody actually working anything on HF recently?

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Re: Sunspots!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2008, 11:35:39 AM »
Just worked VU4RG on 20 CW. Ironic since it was the only DXCC country I hadn't worked before going inactive from the US in 1999. Good place to start over again from I guess. Band actually sounds OK today with several stations heard...

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Re: Sunspots!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2009, 06:53:02 AM »
Looks like bad news - at least we now have 80 and 160m bands!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8008473.stm