Solar Cycle 25 info.

Tonight I was scanning the bands and I heard a single CQ at 22:46 local on 14.238 from WA0HHX.
Never heard him again but looked up on QRZ to see where it was coming from. He was in Stillwell, Kansas.

On his QRZ page I found this lovely information on the solar cycle of which we have many conversations with new hams about.

July 1, 2019: that the first sunspots of Cycle 25 briefly emerged, then disappeared on July 1st. The polarity and location were indicative of spots from the new cycle.

Dec. 24, 2019: Two new cycle 25 sunspots appear. comments that the previous sunspots of cycle 25 observed in July along with these two new spots indicate that cycle 25 is proceeding normally; that speculation that the significant absense of sunspots is the beginning of a “Maunder” like extended minimum are unfounded; that the Cycle will peak in 2025.

July 15, 2020: Chart below from Only UP from here!

These pictures nicely sum it up and back up many a conversation.