Calling all CB & HF radio hobbyists:
|I got my
first Ham license in 1960, when I was just 14 and not even in high school yet. As shown in
both graphs, 1960 was the year to beat! It had the highest levels in the recorded history
of sunspots. All the HF bands like CB, 10M, 15M, and 20M were smokin' hot! But all the
peaks since then have been almost as good, so whatcha waiting for?
The red graph (bottom) shows the predicted peak of our current 11-year sunspot cycle, Cycle 24. As you can see, it peaked around 2010, and was MUCH higher than Cycle 23. This means there are still several years of great DXing left! Make sure your CB radio is working at its best!