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    11/20/2012 | Top Off the Year on Top Band in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest

    While Solar Cycle 24 is making the high bands the focal point for HF operators, 160 meters -- Top Band -- is still chock full of DX. There’s no better time to get on 160 meters than the ARRL 160 Meter Contest, November 30-December 2.
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    11/09/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity retreated again this week, with the average daily sunspot numbers declining 8.7 points to 49.7, while the average daily solar flux was down nearly 20 points to 97.2.
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    09/14/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity retreated this week, with the average daily sunspot numbers off nearly 46 points -- about 35 percent -- to 83.1, while the average daily solar flux declined 18 points to 118.9.
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    09/07/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    There was a surprising jump in solar activity occurred this week: The average daily sunspot numbers rose nearly 55 points (that’s almost 74 percent) to 128.7, while the average daily solar flux values were up more than 28 points to 136.9.
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    08/31/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Although solar activity is quite low, there was an increase in sunspot numbers and in the solar flux over the past week. The average daily sunspot numbers were up nearly 20 points -- about 36 percent -- to 74.1, while the average daily solar flux increase
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    08/29/2012 | Get In on the VHF Fun in the 2012 ARRL September VHF QSO Party

    September is here -- and according to ARRL Contest Branch Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, the VHF+ bands have been getting a workout: “If you’ve never experienced the fun of VHF+ operating, the 2012 ARRL September VHF QSO Party the weekend of September 8-10 is
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    08/17/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    There was a big drop in solar activity over the past week, with the average daily sunspot numbers declining nearly 42 points to 77.6, and the average daily solar flux down 20 points to 114.7.
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    06/01/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers sank more than 28 points this week (nearly 26 percent) to 81.9, while the average daily solar flux declined more than 16 points to 111.6. This is for the seven days of May 24-30, and is compared to the previous seven days
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