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Nothing on AM for days now

Discussion in 'Announcements & Open Forum' started by Redbeard U812, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. Redbeard U812

    Redbeard U812 Sr. Member

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    There has been nothing on AM for days now. Been checking antenna connections, but still nothing but static. Notices at the sub station yesterday work being done. Had some bad RF coming in before. Like a pile driver sound. That is gone now.


     
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  2. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    As of Friday 2-27 there has not been one single sunspot for the month of February.

    So long as the sun remains quiet the skip will be rare and brief when it does occur.

    We are nearly at the bottom of the 11-year cycle of solar activity. Simple explanation is more sunspots equals more skip.

    More info here: http://www.spaceweather.com

    And here: http://www.solarham.net

    73
     
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  3. Redbeard U812

    Redbeard U812 Sr. Member

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    Been about a week and a half with no skip. Had made contacts from South TX to NC and IL, & FL. Now just dead. I'll check out those links. Guess I need to mark my calendar for Sunspots.
     
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  4. 338_MtRushmore

    338_MtRushmore Sr. Member

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    You shut your filthy mouth. We are on the upswing now, I know it.
     
  5. Redbeard U812

    Redbeard U812 Sr. Member

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    That sounds like ionic thought. :whistle:
     
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    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Hmm I am still making nice contacts, worked into Russia over the weekend... time to move up maybe?
     
  7. 338_MtRushmore

    338_MtRushmore Sr. Member

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    15 or 17?
     
  8. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Actually 20
     
  9. Redbeard U812

    Redbeard U812 Sr. Member

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    Have a 50/50 shot for sunspot today. Just turned on Stryker in hopes of ionic transmutations. Seems the RF interference making the pile driving effect is back. We definitely have issues with power grid down here. Guess need to file more complaints with VEC about RF interference. Wondering if the power is fluctuating.
     
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    Redbeard U812 Sr. Member

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    Nothing for days now but radio is crackling with sounds from down south of the border..

     
  11. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 From the high plains of Texas

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    Nothing for a couple of weeks now up in the Panhandle of Texas either. Switching from the vertical to the dipole in hopes of hearing something, nothing even on the bowl....
     
  12. S&W357

    S&W357 WDX-556 Supporting Member Space For Rent

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    About midnight here in NC now. Nothing on the radio now for sure. ZZZZZZZZZ
     
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    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    old goat 321 Well-Known Member

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    I have that pile driver interference also. Which is a good way to describe it. I have it on the 11 meter base. I also have it on the mobil untill i get away from the house. Then its gone. Pull back into the driveway and there it is again. What is this?
     
  15. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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