Whats the deal with HAM's and sun spots?

Discussion in 'Communications' started by lexsurivor, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. lexsurivor

    lexsurivor Well-Known Member

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    People keep on talking about sunspots when talking about HAM radios. What do sunspots have to do with it? Does it boost its range?
     
  2. nj_m715

    nj_m715 www.veggear.blogspot.com

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    It can let you speak to your father if he's dead. Atleast that's how the movie goes.

    I'm not a ham, but believe it can cause disruptions in the atmosphere that can reflect signals normaly lost into space. Some wave lentghs are affected differently that others.
     

  3. bunkerbob

    bunkerbob Supporting Member

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    Here is some info from a HAM operator, the sun solar cycle http://www.solarcycle24.com/ is much welcomed by the amatuer radio faterinity with an impact on the different E-layers surrounding the earth. It tends to make propagation for DX(long distance) communication much better. Propagation
     
  4. HarleyRider

    HarleyRider Comic Relief Member

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    Sunspots are spots on the sun, and HAM radios are radios make out of pig parts. :eek: :D

    It's range is only as big as it's pigpen. :eek: :D

    You know what they say.... a pig in the pan is worth two in the bush! :cool:
     
  5. bunkerbob

    bunkerbob Supporting Member

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    Huh???:scratch:scratch
     
  6. HarleyRider

    HarleyRider Comic Relief Member

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    See, you learn something new every day on this site. :) I would have thought it would cause interference with the signal such as increased static or overwhelming the signal. Thanks, bunkerbob. :congrat:

    BTW, just ignore the comic relief... the real comic is out of town, I'm just the relief. :D
     
  7. bunkerbob

    bunkerbob Supporting Member

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    Oh, now I get it this is the spots you thought I was referring to...:D:D;) get it HAM spots.
     

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  8. HarleyRider

    HarleyRider Comic Relief Member

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    That was truly "Spot On". :eek: :D:D:D