7 Jul 2009

Sunspots creeping up

Noticed the sunspot numbers trend recently? Whereas a few months ago there were weeks and weeks without a spot, now there are spots on a high proportion of days and the general level of active cycle 24 spots is creeping upwards. All this bodes well for this autumn when I hope we'll see some F2 transatlantic propagation on 10m again on many days, with plenty of US and Canadian stations workable with QRP - a sure sign that the old sun is waking up.

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