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    12/02/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar Cycle 24 continues its upturn. We have a new high for the trailing three month daily sunspot number average. Starting with the three month period ending in December 2010 and going through November 2011, they were 30.1, 35.3, 55.7, 72.3, 74.4, 65.9,
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    11/11/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Another sunspot number record for Solar Cycle 24 has been shattered: On Wednesday, November 9, the daily sunspot number reached 220, the highest it has been in more than eight years. The last time the sunspot number was higher than 220 was November 1, 200
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    11/04/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    First, a few updates on Solar Cycle 24. As you might suspect, the average of daily sunspot numbers for October shot way up -- from 55.5 in June, to 67.2 in July, 66 in August, 106.4 in September and 123.6 in October. Our three month moving average of dail
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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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