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It’s been said that you can patent a ham-and-cheese sandwich if you prepare your application cleverly enough. In your description of the invention, you might include some “legalese” like, “A plurality of slices of the cooked flesh of Sus scrofa interspersed with a plurality of pieces of curdled bovine lactations....” In the early days of radio, it must have been at least as difficult for patent examiners to understand radio-related inventions. Priority was even more difficult to determine—as it is even now. However, hindsight allows an intriguing chronological look at the facts and folklore surrounding a unique era.
Originally posted by pluckynoonez
I'm glad I never wear underwear.
Originally posted by kc0jfy
As a Ham I do believe this will be an above normal solar cycle.
Originally posted by RoofMonkey
Um... you guys don't actually go out and look at data do you?
Originally posted by Chaos Lord
Read before you bash.
[edit on 9/5/2009 by Chaos Lord]
Originally posted by bluemooone2
A huge solar max is like Christmas to ham operators . It does outrageous things to there signals . During a big solar max its not unusual to talk to the other side of the planet... literally . So I think a lot of this may be wishfull thinking)
Originally posted by tallcool1
I wish I had the time that it took me to read the comments in this thread back. For anyone who skipped to the last page of posts here, allow me to condense the thread into this one post.
Several alarming posts about the "sunspot" maximum in 2012 and how much smarter ham radio operators are than the rest of us.
Intelligent and source backed rebuttal from Phage.
Random 2012 mumbo jumbo postings from a 4chan teenager type.
Intelligent rebuttal from SlasherOfVeils.
Childlike chants of "I'm smarter than you." "I heard it on ham radio."
Request for proof of this "2012 sunspot maximum" and more intelligent rebuttals from Phage and SlasherOfVeils.
Me wishing I had all that time back.
Edited for spelling - as I wish others would do too.
[edit on 4-9-2009 by tallcool1]
Originally posted by snoopyuk
i thought we were in a low period ??
"September 3, 2009: The sun is in the pits of the deepest solar minimum in nearly a century. Weeks and sometimes whole months go by without even a single tiny sunspot. The quiet has dragged out for more than two years, prompting some observers to wonder, are sunspots disappearing
even nasa does ??"