2012 ARRL 10 Meter | The Stats

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Good afternoon from the #hamr shackadelic zone while Radio Dawg is waiting for her walking work out! Admittedly, my lower back pain is definitely associated with the lack of stretching, and yoga is my answer. I started walking breaks after long periods in the chair and it looks like stretching is a good prescription as well.

My above screens shots detail Q production from the effects of 10m propagation over the course of 20 hours. Also, after watching the news last night, I’m curious if mid-western storm systems, contributed to the radio blackout for this region? Heat. Snow. Rain. Tornadoes.

On the other hand, Florida 41 Qs, Ohio 31 Qs, and North Carolina 28 Qs, with South America stacking up like this — Lima Uniforms (Argentina) 32 Qs, Papa Yankees (Brazil) 19 Qs, Charlie Echoes (Chile) 7 Qs between two operating modes.

Ten meter propagation favored southerly latitudes perhaps related to either a positive or negative Bz with a relatively poor sunspot showing as well? There wasn’t enough ionospheric ionization to open northern latitude paths because of diminished sunspot numbers on the visible disc.

When paths were stable my rate(s) spiked — 61 Qs at 1500UTC (shortly after sunrise to East coast); 51 Qs at 1900UTC on Saturday (sun beginning descent suggesting enhancement effect); and 54 Qs at 1900UTC on Sunday much like Saturday.

I’m noting 8 Qs at 2000UTC on Saturday and 10 Qs at 2000UTC on Sunday suggesting significant path decay after 1900UTC peaks.

Is Cycle 24 peaking? Has Cycle 24 peaked?

73 from the shackadelic near the beach. 

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