Conditions on 17 meters are bad today. I pulled out my 6 inch reflector telescope to do some troubleshooting on ol' sol. Yea, just as I thought: one measly sunspot. Confirmed by the SOHO image above.
There was a discussion on QRP-L recently about historical solar flux data. I started wondering what the SFI was on the day I was born. A few clicks with google brought the answer: On September 14, 1958 SFI was close to 300. Today it was 94. :-(
Something should be done about this! Write to your Congressman! Demand more solar activity!
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The Radio Shack • Re: Fact, legend or fiction? - In a chinwag yesterday, the sage that I was discussing this with, made a couple of assertions that he claimed would further improve the useful range. 1. ...
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