Friday, March 10, 2006

Looks like there could be some good DX in the future 

My thanks to Erne, N3TXH, for the pointer to this story. If you have never ventured into the world of CW this could be an incentive. Upgrade to general class and get in on the fun when the bands start opening up again.

Sun's next 11-year cycle could be 50 pct stronger

By Deborah Zabarenko
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sun-spawned cosmic storms that can play havoc with earthly power grids and orbiting satellites could be 50 percent stronger in the next 11-year solar cycle than in the last one, scientists said on Monday.

Using a new model that takes into account what happens under the sun's surface and data about previous solar cycles, astronomers offered a long-range forecast for solar activity that could start as soon as this year or as late as 2008.

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