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    09/23/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Compared to the uneventful past few years, sunspot activity was truly remarkable this week. The daily sunspot number for September 16 was 173. We haven't see numbers like this in more than six years, when the sunspot number was 181, way back on July 5, 20
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    08/05/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity markedly increased this week, with the sunspot number rising to 130 on Monday, August 1 -- the highest since a reading of 131 on April 14, 2011. The average daily sunspot numbers more than doubled this week compared to last, rising nearly 5
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    07/01/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The predicted Field Day geomagnetic storm never appeared, although conditions were unsettled leading up to last weekend. The average daily sunspot numbers for the week were down 13 points compared to the previous week, while the average daily solar flux w
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    06/03/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot activity is up sharply this week, with the average daily sunspot number increasing more than 55 points to 89.9, while the average solar flux rose nearly 20 points to 103.1. Sunspot numbers for May 26-June 1 were 40, 65, 91, 89, 105, 132 and 107, w
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    05/13/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    As reported in The ARRL Letter on Wednesday, six sunspot groups were visible, but that number shrunk to two on Thursday. Daily sunspot numbers declined from 84 to 29 over those two days as well, but the average sunspot number for the reporting week (Thurs
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    05/06/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Currently, there are seven sunspot groups that are visible. But even so, the average daily sunspot number is down more than 7 points over the past reporting week (April 28-May 4), when compared to the previous seven days. The average daily solar flux was
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    04/29/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Geomagnetic conditions are quiet this week, but they may become slightly unsettled over this weekend. The average daily sunspot numbers were down more than 18 points to 74.9, while the average daily solar flux was off less than 4 points to 113.4. Sunspot
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    04/01/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The activity we could see recently on our Sun’s far side -- thanks to the STEREO mission -- has been rotating into view, producing some nice sunspot activity and the resulting improved upper-HF propagation. Compared to the previous week (March 17-23), the
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