Here's some good news:
A research paper https://arxiv.org/pdf/2006.15263.pdf ,
"Overlapping Magnetic Activity Cycles and the Sunspot Number:
Forecasting Sunspot Cycle 25 Amplitude," by Scott W. McIntosh,
Deputy Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in
Boulder, et al., has concluded that Solar Cycle 25 could be among
the strongest sunspot cycles ever observed, and will almost
certainly be stronger than the just-ended Solar Cycle 24 (sunspot
number of 116). The scientists say it will also most likely be
stronger than Solar Cycle 23 (sunspot number of 180)
"Recent observationally-motivated studies have illustrated a
relationship between the Suns 22-year (Hale) magnetic cycle and
the production of the sunspot cycle landmarks and patterns, but
not the amplitude of the sunspot cycle. Using (discrete) Hilbert
transforms on more than 270 years of (monthly) sunspot numbers we
robustly identify the so-called termination events that mark the
end of the previous 11-yr sunspot cycle, the
enhancement/acceleration of the present cycle, and the end of
22-yr magnetic activity cycles. Using these we extract a
relationship between the temporal spacing of terminators and the
magnitude of sunspot cycles. Given this relationship and our
prediction of a terminator event in 2020, we deduce that Sunspot
Cycle 25 could have a magnitude that rivals the top few since
records began. This outcome would be in stark contrast to the
community consensus estimate of sunspot cycle 25 magnitude."
Hey there, wanted to see if anyone has an old Power Supply I could purchase
from them. Trying to program a mobile but would love to do it off my home
computer instead of a laptop and in the vehicle.
Thanks ahead of time!
Hi Dave -
I currently have multiple Yaesu VHF/UHF radios in-use & “have had” others over the past years; I've never had a noise issue as described with any. This said, I’ve never had a FTM-7250DR.
GL es 73 de Mike K6QD
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> More info on my new FTM-7250DR. Before I left from work on Weds, and
> before starting the truck, I compared the squelch settings on the Yaesu
> across its receive bands (it has a wide frequency receiver). Only the VHF
> ham band needed substantially more squelch than the other bands (you'll see
> this in the video). Next I tried my Kenwood TM-281 VHF only radio - it was
> happy with just 1 click of squelch.
> I had sent a note to Yaesu tech support asking 'is this normal' and they
> got back to me today with "No, doesn't sound like it. Send it in". I then
> sent the video and asked "after watching this, are you still sure it's not
> working right?" Their reply was "thanks for the video, it helped.
> Sensitivity sounds good but indeed your squelch could be helped with a
> re-alignment. Go ahead and send it in."
> Tomorrow I'm getting together with Denney (VCARC president) as he has the
> same radio and we're going to compare mine to his, but regardless I'm going
> to go ahead and send it in hoping they can make it behave like I think it
> Here's the demo video.
Question for the group - I have a new Yaesu FTM-7250DR dual band mobile rig
and I'm questioning whether what I'm about to describe is normal for a
The squelch level required to turn off the audio is very high but only on
VHF freqs. Range is 0-15 and I need to set it to 9 for VHF freqs and only 1
for UHF. This is very different than my Kenwood TM-281A, and my Anytone
77UV, both of which squelch level 1 is sufficient. This is with the same
antenna (Tram 1480 base antenna), coax (LMR400) and power supply (Astron
35A linear). I can swap them back and forth and only the Yaesu needs a high
I know I'm probably the only one with the 7250DR, but is this also seen on
the 100, 300 and 400 radios?
Thanks for your input.