[amsat-bb] Better work that HF DX while you can!
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Tue Jun 14 10:48:08 PDT 2011
Interesting results from a major scientific meeting about why the sun is
doing what it is. Bits and pieces of this have been floating around for a
few years, but it now seems to have been made into a coherent theory.
The punch line:
>>"If we are right, this could be the last solar maximum we'll see for a few
decades," Hill said. "That would affect everything from space exploration to
Of course when you primarily work satellites, your motto is: "Sunspots? We
don't need no stinking Sunspots!" ;) OTOH, this does have implications FOR
satellites in terms of radiation effects, not all of them good.
As with all scientific theories and predictions, we will have to wait to see
whether it pans out.
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