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    01/06/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    We’re continuing to see good conditions, although sunspot activity has declined a bit. The average daily sunspot numbers for December 29-January 4 declined nearly 20 points (when compared to the previous seven days) to 88.1; this is the lowest reported we
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    12/22/2011 | ARRL Straight Key Night: A Time to Celebrate the Beginnings of Amateur Radio

    From the very beginnings of Amateur Radio, there was Morse code. To celebrate and remember this heritage, the ARRL sponsors Straight Key Night each year on New Year’s Eve. Straight Key Night is a special time to break out that old straight key or bug, may
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    12/16/2011 | ARRL Headquarters to Close for Christmas, New Year’s Holidays

    ARRL Headquarters will be closed Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day. There will be no W1AW bulletins or code practice transmissions those days. There will be no ARRL Letter or ARRL Audio News on Thursda
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    12/28/2010 | ARRL Straight Key Night: A Return to Amateur Radio’s Roots

    For more than 40 years, ARRL Straight Key Night has long been the favorite event of many amateurs. Always on New Year’s Eve and Day, Straight Key Night gives hams a chance to return to the time when Amateur Radio was just a bit simpler -- a time when a st
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