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    06/14/2013 | The K7RA Solar Update

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    03/14/2013 | Solar Cycle 24 May Have “Double Peaks,” Says NASA Solar Physicist

    According to NASA, the current solar cycle -- Solar Cycle 24 -- should hit its “solar max” sometime in this year, but so far, solar activity has been relatively low. According to an article by NASA’s Dr Tony Phillips, this period of quiet has led some obs
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    10/26/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Good conditions should prevail for the CQ World Wide SSB DX Contest this weekend. A chance for solar flares has greatly diminished in the past few days, and the latest forecast has the planetary A index at a steady and quiet 5 for this weekend and beyond,
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    05/18/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers for the past week rose nearly 25 points, or about 27 percent, to 117.3. The big day was Monday, May 14 when the daily sunspot number jumped to 156. This was the day after four new sunspot groups, numbered 1481 through 148
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    03/23/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity declined this week: The average daily sunspot numbers were off by more than 13 points to 75.1, while the average daily solar flux dropped over 32 points to 102.1. The solar flux dropped barely below 100, but rounded up to 100 as shown on th
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    03/16/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers over the past reporting week (March 8-14) were 88.3, a rise of nearly 19 points; the average daily solar flux rose more than 12 points to 134.2. Sunspot numbers for March 8-14 were 86, 96, 89, 103, 89, 80 and 75, with a m
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    02/24/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    We don’t know if this is a significant trend, but solar activity has really leveled off recently. But not everyone is unhappy about this. During the recent long minimum, 160 and 80 meter operators sang the praises of great conditions. In response to my “w
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    01/20/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    New sunspot groups appeared on every day over the past week. On January 12, new sunspot group 1396 appeared, and the next day two more -- 1397 and 1398 -- popped into view. On January 14, four new sunspot groups appeared: 1399, 1400, 1401 and 1402. Januar
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