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    Weak sunspot cycle, good news for navigation
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2013 Jul 24, 12:04 -0700

    There have been occasional articles in the past couple of years talking about the "threat" to GPS and other electronic navigation and communications tools during solar maximum. As we've discussed previously, this solar maximum has been a bust, relatively speaking. Here's an article from S&T discussing some of the details of this "weakest in a century" solar cycle:
    http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/home/The-Weakest-Solar-Cycle-in-100-Years-216752671.html
    Low solar activity is a blessing for long-distance radio communication including GPS and other GNSS signals. On the other hand, good weather, even good "space weather", can lead to complacency. But we've got a decade to ponder that.

    -FER
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