• [W2LJ] Solar weather

    From W2LJ via rec.radio.amateur.moderate@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jul 6 10:04:05 2022
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    W2LJ QRP - When you care to send the very least!

    Solar weather

    Posted: 06 Jul 2022 05:09 AM PDT http://w2lj.blogspot.com/2022/07/solar-weather.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

    Found this photo on the Interweb (my XYL jokingly calls it that). For you newbies who get confused by solar weather index numbers ..... and for some
    of us veterans who keep forgetting which way is which:

    So take right now, for instance - as of this moment on July 6th 2022, the
    SFI is 155 (best), the A index is 4 (best) and the K index is 2 (OK) and
    the number of sunspots on the side of the sun facing us is 92. This
    indicates pretty good solar weather for those of us in radioland.
    We seem to be on the upswing of the current sunspot cycle, so take
    advantage of good propagation while you can! It never lasts forever - but
    then again, the crummy conditions never last forever, either. They just
    seem to.
    72 de Larry W2LJQRP - When you care to send the very least!

    NJQRP Skeeter Hunt Bonus for 2022

    Posted: 05 Jul 2022 12:10 PM PDT http://w2lj.blogspot.com/2022/07/njqrp-skeeter-hunt-bonus-for-2022.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

    "Show up!"
    That's the theme and that's the bonus. Show up, operate and submit a log
    and you automatically get 100 Bonus Points.
    Each year, it's become more difficult to come up with an Bonus Activity
    that's inclusive of both CW and SSB entrants. The "spelling thing" is OK,
    but I don't want to get into a rut with that. The very first Bonus Activity
    was to homebrew a key - but since we added SSB as a mode, that would not be fair to those entrants.
    So this year, it's just "show up". I'll try and come up with something
    novel for 2023.
    72 de Larry W2LJ
    QRP - When you care to send the very least!

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