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    02/21/2014 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Geomagnetic activity has been high, and it likely to continue to be above normal
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    02/06/2013 | Ride the Wave in the 2013 ARRL International DX CW Contest

    CW DXing and contesting take center stage the weekend of February 16-17, as the 2013 ARRL International DX CW Contest takes to the airwaves. If you’ve never operated the CW contest, now is the time to start.
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    02/08/2012 | The 2012 ARRL International DX CW Contest Takes to the Air Next Weekend

    CW DXing and contesting take center stage the weekend of February 18-19, as the 2012 ARRL International DX CW Contest takes to the airwaves. “After years of lackluster conditions on 15 and 10 meters, 2011 finally saw the propagation gods giving us a break
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    03/05/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity is rising again, but the average sunspot numbers and solar flux are down, compared with last week. This week, the average daily sunspot number declined more than 14 points to 50.9, and the average daily solar flux was off 7 points to 96.8.
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    02/25/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average solar flux was nearly unchanged this week, up just 0.3 point to 103.8, while the average daily sunspot number was down 4.9 points to 65. Sunspot groups 1161 and 1162 -- which brought so much activity last week -- have now rotated across our Su
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    02/23/2011 | The HF Bands Come Alive for the ARRL International DX SSB Contest

    With the CW running of the ARRL International DX Contest over, it’s time to get ready for the phone portion. With the solar flux peaking at 125 during the CW contest -- and 10 meters in unexpectedly good shape and open to Europe all through the event -- o
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    02/18/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    A dramatic surge in solar activity is underway, with a level of sunspot numbers and solar flux not seen since 2005-2006. Tuesday’s sunspot number of 100 has not been equaled or exceeded since April 6, 2006 when it was 105. On Wednesday, the solar flux was
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    02/09/2011 | The ARRL International DX CW Contest Is Just One Week Away!

    The weekend of February 19-20 is prime time for CW DXing as the 2011 ARRL International DX CW Contest takes to the airwaves. According to ARRL Contest Branch Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, stations in the US and Canada work only DX stations -- Alaska and Hawa
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