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  • 11/18/2009 | GAREC Returns to Region 2 for 2010

    The 2010 meeting of the Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Conference ( GAREC ) will take place October 11-12 on the Dutch island of Curacao in the Caribbean. The theme of the co
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  • 10/14/2009 | Mathias Bjerrang, LA5NM/JW5NM (SK)

    Noted DXer Mathias Bjerrang, LA5NM/JW5NM, passed away October 11. He was 67. While in Svalbard, Norway, Bjerrang slipped and fell while walking, hitting his head and was later found Sunday morning, cold and unable to speak. He was brought inside where he
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  • 10/09/2009 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sweet memories of that 11-day run of sunspots ending on the second day of this month will eventually fade. So far, the number of spotless days is seven -- or perhaps eight by later today -- with the last sunspot seen on October 1. A peek at the latest STE
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  • 12/19/2008 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Last week's sunspot group was only visible for three days, December 10-12. The average daily sunspot number for all of 2007 was 12.8; if we see no sunspots for the rest of 2008, the average for this year will be 4.7. By comparison, the yearly averages of
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    10/14/2008 | Contester/DXer Paolo Cortese, I2UIY (SK)

    Well-known contester, DXer, and QST and NCJ author Paolo Cortese, I2UIY, passed away from a brain aneurysm the weekend of October 11. He was 48. According to fellow contester Doug Grant, K1DG, Cortese was the "most popular competito
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