From: Paul R. Valko (email@example.com)
On Fri, 1 Nov 1996, L. B. Cebik wrote:
> E-W and W-E in the same hemisphere: that takes real sunspots!
> LB, W4RNL
I always enjoy your posts L.B.. This one is right on target too. I hear
a lot of the new folks on the repeaters, who have yet to enjoy a
sunspot maximum talk about "DX" and the band (usually 10M) being open
to "Texas and Florida" (from Michigan!).
<speaking to ops licenced after 1993...>
When the sunspots return, you'll all know it, because you'll work a west
european one contact and an asian station the next... at midnight... on
15... with a dipole... QRP... etc.
Don't hold your breath though... it's still a good three or four years
away. :-( Which is why you should refrain from getting caught up in
DXing, QRP is a much saner alternative :-)
Lot's of foxhunting and 40/80M rag chews until then!
73! =paul= wb8zjl
emps: QSO-4 States-4 DX-0
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