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Re: Lousy conditions

Josef 'Jeff' Sipek
 

On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 20:35:05 +0000, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Just quoting what I was told back when the dinosaurs roamed the land...
Perhaps you are confusing the A index with Solar Flux Index (SFI)?

Jeff.

Jerry   n9avy
On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:31:05 PM CDT, Mike / KC7MAW <mneiner@gmail.com> wrote:

Are we talking about A index or something else. Everything I have ever read and observed supported a lower A index as being better for propagation...25 is not a good number to be sure, but as I understand things,   going higher isn't going to make things better?  
But, I sort of fly by the seat of my pants anyway..if the bands are dead, they are dead..
On Sun, Apr 18, 2021, 13:17 Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Nothing good.  A Index was in the 70s past couple weeks.
Back at height of last couple Cycles it was around 125. Higher the number the better the propagation.
Jerry  n9avy
On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:03:36 PM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Jerry,What does an A index of 29 mean?Milt.N6MG

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Apr 18, 2021 11:18 am
Subject: [070Club] Lousy conditions

A index is 29 ... now we know why activity is low.
Jerry  n9avy






Re: Lousy conditions

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just quoting what I was told back when the dinosaurs roamed the land...

Jerry   n9avy

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:31:05 PM CDT, Mike / KC7MAW <mneiner@...> wrote:


Are we talking about A index or something else. Everything I have ever read and observed supported a lower A index as being better for propagation...25 is not a good number to be sure, but as I understand things,   going higher isn't going to make things better?  

But, I sort of fly by the seat of my pants anyway..if the bands are dead, they are dead..

On Sun, Apr 18, 2021, 13:17 Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Nothing good.  A Index was in the 70s past couple weeks.

Back at height of last couple Cycles it was around 125. Higher the number the better the propagation.

Jerry  n9avy

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:03:36 PM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:


Jerry,
What does an A index of 29 mean?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Apr 18, 2021 11:18 am
Subject: [070Club] Lousy conditions

A index is 29 ... now we know why activity is low.

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Lousy conditions

Mike / KC7MAW
 

Are we talking about A index or something else. Everything I have ever read and observed supported a lower A index as being better for propagation...25 is not a good number to be sure, but as I understand things,   going higher isn't going to make things better?  

But, I sort of fly by the seat of my pants anyway..if the bands are dead, they are dead..

On Sun, Apr 18, 2021, 13:17 Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Nothing good.  A Index was in the 70s past couple weeks.

Back at height of last couple Cycles it was around 125. Higher the number the better the propagation.

Jerry  n9avy

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:03:36 PM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:


Jerry,
What does an A index of 29 mean?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Apr 18, 2021 11:18 am
Subject: [070Club] Lousy conditions

A index is 29 ... now we know why activity is low.

Jerry  n9avy


ON QSO Party

GA - Bob - K4VBM
 

Managed to contact Steve VA3TPS on Phone during the ON QSO Party - was nice to hear the voice behind our many QSOs! :)

Thanks, Steve, for the non-PSK31 contact, and hope to hear and chat with you again sometime.

Bob
K4VBM (Very Bad Memory)


Re: Lousy conditions

Jerry N9AVY
 

Nothing good.  A Index was in the 70s past couple weeks.

Back at height of last couple Cycles it was around 125. Higher the number the better the propagation.

Jerry  n9avy

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 03:03:36 PM CDT, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io <n6mg@...> wrote:


Jerry,
What does an A index of 29 mean?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Apr 18, 2021 11:18 am
Subject: [070Club] Lousy conditions

A index is 29 ... now we know why activity is low.

Jerry  n9avy


Re: Lousy conditions

 

Jerry,
What does an A index of 29 mean?
Milt.
N6MG


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: main@070club.groups.io <main@070club.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Apr 18, 2021 11:18 am
Subject: [070Club] Lousy conditions

A index is 29 ... now we know why activity is low.

Jerry  n9avy


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Barry VA7GEM
 

On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 10:25 AM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Barry -
They are driving south to San Antionio.  They were in EM03 earlier today, but I couldn't see them.  Didn't see them from EM02 either.  But he was booming in from EM01!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
Rick
Looks like horizontal prop only today.
cheers
Barry


Lousy conditions

Jerry N9AVY
 

A index is 29 ... now we know why activity is low.

Jerry  n9avy


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Jerry N9AVY
 

Mental slip there - yes, I meant EM03.  I usually get it right when sent over the airwaves.  @-0m is virtually dead here again.   Saw a prediction for Cycle 25 and the peak  looks to be around 2025-26 or so -  too bad fr all those looking for great propagation now....

Maybe we could get one of those self-driving vehicles and put a PSK31 station in it with emote access to get around the lousy propagation ??? Emoji


Jerry  n9avy

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 12:21:05 PM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Jerry-
Think you meant EM 03.  DN03 is in Oregon and I need that one too!  Now if we could talk them into a road trip to the Pacific Northwest, you, Barry, and I would all be happy!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Rick - N7WE
 

Barry -
They are driving south to San Antionio.  They were in EM03 earlier today, but I couldn't see them.  Didn't see them from EM02 either.  But he was booming in from EM01!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Rick - N7WE
 

Jerry-
Think you meant EM 03.  DN03 is in Oregon and I need that one too!  Now if we could talk them into a road trip to the Pacific Northwest, you, Barry, and I would all be happy!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Barry VA7GEM
 

Dick
I am watching for you in EM03 this am.
drive safe
Barry


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Jerry N9AVY
 

Saw both of you working each other.  Dick was 599 here. Was going to ask him to do a 180 back to DN03, but fingured I didn't want to incur his YLs wrath, hi, hi !

Jerry  N9AVY

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 11:51:47 AM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Just got Dick in EM01.  14.072.  S9+ into central Florida!  Dream come true and the EM01 slot is now filled!  TU Dick and Kathy!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Rick - N7WE
 

Just got Dick in EM01.  14.072.  S9+ into central Florida!  Dream come true and the EM01 slot is now filled!  TU Dick and Kathy!
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Jerry N9AVY
 

BTW  had all 3 elements pointed at TX - no joy.  

John was 599 here in IL... think he has a pipeline from Inverness to IL. 

Jerry  n9avy

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 11:11:44 AM CDT, John - KC3FL via groups.io <kc3fl@...> wrote:


He was on around 15:00 and Jerry was calling him.  Dick called back but Jerry couldn't cpy him.  He was solid 599 here in Fl so I gave him a shout but Dick didn't come back to me.  One way propagation today?

John
KC3FL


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Jerry N9AVY
 

Yep !   Dick messaged me earlier this morning as he was headed to DN03. I briefly heard him with a very, very weak signal, but not enough to print. We tried several times, but no joy. Had a 1-lander call me who failed to copy all or didn't understand what a "KN" means at end of a call. Otherwise not much on this morning...

Jerry n9avy

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 10:55:06 AM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


Anyone seen Dick - KC3EF/M - on the 20m waterfall this morning or got a text from him?  I haven't, but then prop looks pretty difficult in central Florida right now.  Not much on the waterfall or showing on PSK Reporter.  Hope things improve as we get on into the afternoon.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

 

He was on around 15:00 and Jerry was calling him.  Dick called back but Jerry couldn't cpy him.  He was solid 599 here in Fl so I gave him a shout but Dick didn't come back to me.  One way propagation today?

John
KC3FL


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Rick - N7WE
 

Anyone seen Dick - KC3EF/M - on the 20m waterfall this morning or got a text from him?  I haven't, but then prop looks pretty difficult in central Florida right now.  Not much on the waterfall or showing on PSK Reporter.  Hope things improve as we get on into the afternoon.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


World Amateur Radio Day

 

Best of wishes to everybody on "World Amateur Radio Day"!
Turn on those radio's! Let's all heat up the Ether Waves together!
Health, wealth & family!
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Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Jerry N9AVY
 

Hi Dick !

Hope y'all are having fun !

Looks like only grid I need is EM03.  Hope I can hear you.

73,  Jerry  N9AVY

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, 02:17:11 PM CDT, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:


We will be going thru EM03, EM02, and EM01 tomorrow on our way to San Antonio.  Will be starting at EM03 and then heading South.  I will send a text when we are heading out and when we hit the grid.  Worked VA7GEM from EM24, but it was like pulling teeth.  Hope the band is a little more kindly tomorrow.  Will be around 14.072 as usual.

73
Dick - KC3EF

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