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Opportunity



Timing is everything.

With several LEO and HEO projects already underway, perhaps what may be not
so good news for the HF DXer will result in an opportunity to engage more
satellite users?

I'm referring to this recent article:  The Next Solar Maximum the Smallest
in 100 Years?

Several propagation forecasters are predicting the solar maximum for solar
cycle 24 will only reach a sunspot number of 75.  If their prediction holds
true this would be the lowest solar cycle maximum since cycle 14 which was
64 in 1906.

http://solar.uleth.ca/news/05Mar2005/index.php

Just an educated guess, but I'd say that right now is not a good time to
shrink back from supporting any AMSAT projects and initiatives around the
world. The best may be yet to come.

-- 
73, Jeff-KE9V
AMSAT #28350
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