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    09/17/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers dropped nearly 23 points to 15.6 this week, and geomagnetic indices were quiet. The average daily solar flux was 78.1, but the latest prediction from USAF and NOAA calls for rising solar flux values. The September 17-23 p
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    08/27/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    This week, we saw three days -- August 21-23 -- with no sunspots, and the average daily sunspot numbers for the week -- August 19-25 -- declined over 28 points to 8, compared to the previous week. The average daily solar flux was down more than 8 points t
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  • Sunspot081910

    08/20/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Thanks so much to Tomas Hood, NW7US, who wrote last week’s bulletin while K7RA was in California at dance camp. Tomas writes the weekly propagation column for CQ magazine, and he has an excellent Web site devoted to propagation. Tomas mentioned that the A
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  • Sunspot080610

    08/06/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot numbers and solar flux declined this week, with the average daily sunspot numbers down more than 15 points to 20.3, and the average daily solar flux down nearly 4 points to 81.4. These are the numbers from last Thursday through this Wednesday, Jul
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  • Sunspot071510

    07/16/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Two new sunspot groups appeared in the last week -- groups 1087 and 1088. Group 1088 lasted just one day -- on July 13, 2010 -- with a relative area of 10 (millionths of a solar hemisphere). Sunspot group 1087 had a relative area from July 9-15 of 30, 100
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  • Sunspot062410

    06/25/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot numbers were lower for the past week, compared to the previous period. The average daily sunspot numbers fell nearly 11 points to 16.1. Sunspot numbers for June 17-23 were 14, 16, 28, 13, 14, 14 and 14, with a mean of 16.1. The 10.7 cm flux was 70
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  • Sunspot052810

    05/28/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    This weekend is the CQ WPX CW Contest and conditions may be a little rough. Our current sunspot group 1072 has reached the Sun’s western horizon and is shrinking, and to top it all off, what looked like a possible emerging spot on Wednesday was not to be.
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  • Sunspot052010

    05/21/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Eleven days with no sunspots, but something emerged late Thursday, and it may be the return of old sunspot group 1069. Sunspot group 1069 was visible from May 4-8 before disappearing over the horizon. The return of that sunspot gives a daily sunspot numbe
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