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    08/25/2014 | Balloons Carrying Amateur Radio Payloads Still Circling Earth

    Three simple, plastic-envelope balloons carrying Amateur Radio payloads continue to circle Earth.
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    07/31/2014 | Party Balloon Carrying Amateur Radio Payload Circles the Northern Hemisphere

    A party balloon carrying an Amateur Radio payload is about to complete its circumnavigation of the Northern Hemisphere.
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    06/21/2013 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The K7RA Solar Update
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    12/30/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily solar flux was down this week about 4 points to 113.4, while the average daily sunspot numbers were down 6.7 points to 65.4. The geomagnetic indices were very low and stable, which should please 160 meter operators who are also enjoying
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    05/20/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    We saw a decline in sunspot activity this week with a 23 point drop in the average daily sunspot numbers and a nearly 9 point decline in the average daily solar flux. These compare, of course, to the numbers for the previous reporting week, which always r
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  • 11/20/2009 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot 1029 made its trip around the Sun and has re-emerged as sunspot 1032. A new sunspot 1033 has come over the Sun's eastern limb. This steady appearance of sunspots has raised the MUF over many paths, and 15 meters is beginning to open regularly.
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  • 09/25/2009 | The K7RA Solar Update

    This week we had a double-dose of good news: Right at the time of the autumnal equinox on Tuesday, September 22, sunspot 1026 -- a new Solar Cycle 24 sunspot -- came into view over the Sun's eastern horizon. We watched this emerge a week ago on the Sun's
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  • 02/27/2009 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Excitement mounted a few days ago when new Solar Cycle 24 sunspot 1013 emerged, but two days later it was fading away, similar to other recent sunspot appearances. The sunspot number for February 24-26 was 12, 14 and 12. Today's number will likely be 0. S
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