Conditions! What are we going to expect?
Much favorable comment
has been received concerning the change in the period of validity of the DX
Propagation Charts which appeared last month's . Beginning this Month (July)
therefore the short skip propagation Charts will also be valid for
10 Meters: While fewer
DX openings are forecast, same fairly good ones still should be
possible during daylight hours, especially to southern and tropical areas .
Some fairly good short-skip openings should also be possible between
distances of approximately 1000 and 2300 miles-. Conditions are expected to
peak during the afternoon hours.
12 Meters: Some fairly good openings ,
still should be possible during daylight hours.
15 Meters: This should be the best Band for DX
Propagation during most of daylight hours. Excellent openings are forecast
to most areas of the world during this period, with condition speaking
during the late afternoon hours. Some openings to southern and tropical
areas may take place during the evening hours as well. Excellent short-skip
openings are also forecast for most of daylight hours , between distances of
approximately 1000 and 2300 miles.
17 Meters: During most of the daylight
hours, this is expected to be the a good band for DX openings.
20 Meters: With
longer hours of daylight, 20 meters should remain open for DX well
into the evening hours. This should be optimum ban for DX openings during
sunrise period, and again during sunset and early evening hours. The
band is likely to remain throughout the hours of darkness as well,
especially to southern and tropical areas. Excellent short-skip openings are
expected during the daylight hours, between distances of approximately 750
and 2300 miles, with may openings continuing through the evening
30 Meters: Some fairly good openings , however , are
predicted to various areas of the world during the hours of darkness and
during the sunset and sunrise periods
40 Meters: Fairly
good DX openings to many areas of the world from sundown through sunrise,
with conditions peaking during the hours of darkness. Excellent short-skip
openings are expected between a range of 50 to 750 miles during the daylight
hours, and between approximately 500 and 2300 miles at night.
The solar Observatory
reports a mean monthly sunspot
number 70 for August. This results in a 12-month smoothed sunspot number .The
average strength of the polar fields near the end of Cycle 24 will be
similar to (or slightly weaker) that measured near the end of Cycle 23
This means that the plateau
in then level of the present sunspot
Cycle 24, which began December 2008 with a smoothed minimum value
sunspot number now is
that the polar fields indicate that Cycle 24 as the current small cycle.
Small cycles, like Cycle 24y
start late and leave behind long cycles with deep
extended minima. Therefore, we expect a similar deep, extended minimum for
the Cycle 24/25 minimum in 2020.
We may repeat just a few
characters of a call if we cannot resolve the complete call. This means we
are listening to someone specific and will persist until we get the complete
call. If we made a genuine mistake and nobody returns to our first or
second offer, we will say something like “No copy, QRZ” or “NIL” on CW but
please be patient until that point.