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    11/26/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    In November 16 edition of the Solar Update, we reported that the average daily sunspot number on November 8-14 was 104.9. In the next seven day reporting period -- November 15-21 -- the average was 126.9, making for a nice increase; with solar flux, the a
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    11/20/2012 | Top Off the Year on Top Band in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest

    While Solar Cycle 24 is making the high bands the focal point for HF operators, 160 meters -- Top Band -- is still chock full of DX. There’s no better time to get on 160 meters than the ARRL 160 Meter Contest, November 30-December 2.
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    10/25/2012 | W1AW Receives Semi-Annual Antenna Inspection, New Antenna for 160 Meters

    On October 24, Matt Strelow, KC1XX, and Andrew Toth of XX Towers came to Newington to inspect the antennas and towers at W1AW, the Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station, and W1HQ, the Laird Campbell Memorial HQ Operators Club.
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    04/17/2012 | ARRL Card Checkers Can Now Check Cards for 160 Meters, Deleted Entities

    Acting on a recommendation by ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs Manager Dave Patton, NN1N, the ARRL’s Programs and Services Committee (PSC) adopted new rules for ARRL field card checkers. ARRL card checkers now may check QSL cards for those entities
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    04/05/2012 | Two New Books and Digital Software Library -- Now Shipping!

    The ARRL has just released two new books and a digital software library that you are going to want to have in your shack: Hints & Kinks for the Radio Amateur (18th edition) and Short Antennas for 160 Meter Radio by Grant Bingeman, KM5KG. The newest versio
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    11/22/2011 | Reach for the Top in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest

    While Solar Cycle 24 is making the high bands the focal point for HF operators, 160 meters -- often called “Top Band” -- is still chock-full of DX. There’s no better time to explore this fun and exciting band than the ARRL 160 Meter Contest, running the w
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    11/30/2010 | The Spratly Islands DXpedition Gets Wings

    The 37 operators from 15 countries who make up the DX0DX DXpedition Team that will go to the Spratly Islands are finalizing preparations for the almost month-long DXpedition that begins January 6, 2011. Instead of going by boat, the team will instead fly
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    05/07/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspots made a strong return this week -- and so did geomagnetic activity. The average daily solar flux increased 4.2 points to 79.6; on Wednesday, May 5, the daily sunspot number reached 77, the highest in nearly four years. The sunspot number hasn’t be
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