Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby ZL1TPH » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:17 pm

Hey Wayne don't worry about it too much and best not to challenge someone. Let every one have their say.
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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby VK4WDM » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:36 am

Ok, thanks for the comment Steve and emails from others. Maybe I was being a bit over-sensitive and the remark only concerned WSPR, which I don't think can be used for awards anyway.

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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby VK5PJ » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:03 am

Cycle 25, um er not sure if it will be much fun but I will be there, then aged around 62 I will not be retired yet (dam you superanuation) and will be working on my "third class 50MHz DXCC" inbetween times.
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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby VK3LU » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:56 pm

I will be 82, I hope!
It's a daunting thought.
My introduction to 6m was in 1958 when a few watts,AM, and a reasonable antenna enabled me to work all VK, ZL, and a heap of JAs without really trying.
See you in 2022?

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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby ZL3ADT » Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:01 am

Will be 69 myself,If still here and brain still alive.Wonder about what noise level on bands will be.
Mark best I did was first US QSO 1980 W5UWB with 10 watts or less and tiny 3 element yagi up 12 feet.
Still remember that day.

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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby VK4NWH » Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:20 am

:P Still 21 :om: age is all in the mind :thumbup:
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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby ZL2FAE » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:12 am

Darn it i'll be 63 and still working :shock:
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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby VK2ZRH » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:18 am

I don't care. I'll be there. :beer:

Meanwhile, I'll be chasing global Es DX on 6m . . . even if vicarioulsy. :mrgreen:
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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby VK4BZ » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:51 am

I'll be just reaching my official use-by date in the military (yes - 60!) but hopefully still getting better run times in the Basic Fitness Test than some of the recruits...assuming my knees don't get worse...my back doesn't give out...my glasses don't fall off...

If the Army doesn't want me any longer - I'll be off with my better half in the caravan doing the "Big Lap" and working dx from some remote location in the Kimberleys using a doublet hung from a gum tree...but realistically, I'll probably still be working part-time in the Green (can do that until 65), trying to make more money for retirement, battling the rising QRN on 40m from my home station in the burbs, and dreaming about "doin' the big lap." }:[
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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby VK3ZAZ » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:03 pm

VK2ZRH wrote:I don't care. I'll be there. :beer:

Meanwhile, I'll be chasing global Es DX on 6m . . . even if vicarioulsy. :mrgreen:


In your dreams Roger.
What was date of your last dx worked again?
And me Ill be on my 5th solar cycle and an older SOF than I am now :om: 1st lic 1963.
In fact Im going to stay alive and annoy crap out of folks until I cant remember your names.. :popcorn
And then end up like Brian Falkenberg VK3FW Active from 1937-1957 1st guy to work ZS on 6M band and now buried in Byaduck Cemetry,
I would never join a club that would have me as a member. :om:
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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby VK4WDM » Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:57 pm

In fact I'm going to stay alive and annoy crap out of folks until I cant remember your names


Come on Steve, you will just grow mellow, quiet, and gentle just like me! :mrgreen: (forgot to mention the word "cuddly." :D

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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby VK2MUS » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:44 am

does not matter how bad the cycle gets as long as Japan exists where will always be a QSO available
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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby VK1MTS » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:59 pm

I'll be 35 in 2022 and hopefully still very much engaged in the hobby, seeing as how I'm still just a beginner!!
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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby VK3OE » Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:33 pm

Stop dreaming.

There is a whole new world of nEs to explore to NA and Europe as has already been shown this year, and it happens twice a year.

So, the big question is how big is n, 14, 20? You do not have to wait till 2022.
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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby VK4WDM » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:21 pm

Hi Andrew

happens twice a year.


What times of the year? Where is published info?

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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby VK3OE » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:32 pm

Hi Wayne,

Yep, summer and winter solstices, +- 1 about month usually.

But you need to keep your ears pinned,,, look out when there is any local Es, summer or winter.

Check out the excellent series on nEs By Roger Harrison in DUBUS.
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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby VK4GHZ » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:44 pm

VK3OE wrote:Check out the excellent series on nEs By Roger Harrison in DUBUS.

Unfortunately, this is an example of why ham radio became invisible to younger generations.
Information in a printed book (it's 2016!), you have to purchase.
* And, you need to know about it, in the first place. :thumbdown:

Hopefully there is an arrangement with the Dubus publisher to also allow publication of the article on the internet, where infinitely more people would benefit.
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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby VK2ZRH » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:47 pm

VK4GHZ wrote:
Hopefully there is an arrangement with the Dubus publisher to also allow publication of the article on the internet, where infinitely more people would benefit.

Yep. Already done it. It's on summink called VK Logger. :lol:
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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby VK3QI » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:34 pm

Probably more important is whether a Google Search will generate links to new information.

A quick test using "A NEW MODEL OF VHF SPORADIC E PROPAGATION" as an example, turns up the 2012 WIA Magazine article, but nothing later.

It is not until one puts Andrew's callsign in a search that we start to see possible links to investigate.

Even when you type in "50MHz SSSP propagation", you don't see reference to Roger's series of articles until the second page of links.

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Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Postby VK3KTO » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:18 pm

Greetings all,
If I am still vertical I will be 83 years old and hope to be doing all the things I do now. IE. Chasing DX in my spare time, making things, working portable and if my XYL lets me near a ladder, playing with antennas. When I read the post from Ross ZL3ADT about working W5UBW on 6 metres back in 1980 with 10 watts to a 3el. Yagi, I was promted to drag out a box of old 6 metre QSLs and found cards from W5EU and W5GVE in 1991 on April 20th and 28th. I was only running 30 watts to a 4 el yagi @ 20 ft. and received 5/7 and 5/8 reports. Jim W5EU noted on the back of his QSL that "it was his best opening to VK ever"! Bill W5GVE was running a Swan 250 at 90 watts. I think we used to call them a "Swan Too Drifty" Will we ever see the like again?
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