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QRP Club => Mike's Tavern => Topic started by: VE2TH on May 02, 2020, 22:09:35 UTC

Title: Solar cycle 25....
Post by: VE2TH on May 02, 2020, 22:09:35 UTC

What's going on with radio propagation,? Very disappointing, for me.

Check this official website:  https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/news/view/400/20191210-official-solar-cycle-25-forecast-update (https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/news/view/400/20191210-official-solar-cycle-25-forecast-update)

We have to wait  a bit. But I hope Sporadic-E (Es) to be present on the highbands 21/28/50 MHz.

So check this website from time to time to see the progress...

See you on the bands,

72/73 Michel VE2TH The QRP'er

Title: Re: Solar cycle 25....
Post by: GM0LVI on July 07, 2020, 20:49:14 UTC
Longest low SFI I can remember, just doesn't seem to be improving. I have recently worked a few Es into EU, but there's very little CW now on 6m as most seem to be using FT8 which bores me out of my skull.
Title: Re: Solar cycle 25....
Post by: f8wbd on August 24, 2020, 07:40:05 UTC
Seems like it has been years since I was last here. Actually, has been.  As for poor prop, well, I just redefined  my definition of DX.  Now, I am satisfied with hundreds rather than thousands of km distances when contacts arrive. In fact, I do not become depressed when nul contacts occur. Just pick up my Kindle and read a book or listen to Mozart. Still at 5 watts with a TS120V and TS130V set up now and a low wire on 20M. All CW as usual.  72 de Dick F8WBD