Ol’ Sol slowing down?

Looks like we’re headed directly for a period of minimal solar activity:

And here’s a related article from the Helsinki Times:


The video was brought to my attention by Don K2DSV.  IF the hypothesis of the video is correct, lower ionospheric activity would be the least of our worries.

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!

Larry Makoski, W2LJ, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Jersey, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “Ol’ Sol slowing down?”

  • Harry K7ZOV:

    Thanks for sharing this. I have been sharing the same info since 2000 when I saw the pattern forming. I have been driving people nuts with my theory and predictions, which have been 90% right on. The next decade is going to be bad, weather wise, and radio wise. That is why I am planning more antennas in the 160, 80, 60, 40 and 30 meter bands and I have a TS-711 and TS-811 and matching Eggbeater satellite antennas. I figure at 66 I might not be around for the next super 10 meter cycle. WSPR, JT9/JT-65, PSK31 and others might be the future. Not sure about DV. Too iffy. Loose too many bits and loose information. Time will tell.

    Need more wood for my wood burning stove… Yes I am in AZ but at 6.700 ft. Tall trees and no cactus.

    73 Harry K7ZOV

  • Jeff Wilson - W1LZN:

    Thanks for posting- it seems to be more predictive of our weather and sun’s solar patterns than most popular press reports.

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