Monitoring Times: A Quest to Find the Disappearing Sunspots

Russ Steele

My article on the disappearing sunspots has been published in the September issue of Monitoring Times. Ham radio operators and radio spectrum monitors depend on an active sun to ionize the upper atmosphere to enable long range communications. When the sun goes quiet and there are fewer sun spots, there is less ionization, and the opportunity for long distance listening and long distance radio transmissions are also diminished. My article covers the possible disappearance of all sunspots between 2017 and 2022.

You will soon be able to click HERE and down load the September Issue, or pick up a copy up at Barnes and Noble in Roseville, my only know newsstand source of Monitoring Times.


Author: Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

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