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    08/28/2012 | Hams to Put Nine Azorean Islands On the Air in One Weekend

    Stretching over a distance of 305 miles from east to west, the nine populated islands of the Azores count for a single DXCC entity and three IOTA groupings. A group of radio amateurs from eight countries and the Azores will be putting these islands on the
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    04/27/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity revived over the past week, with a big increase in sunspot numbers. On Friday, April 20, the daily sunspot number reached 162; four days later on April 24, the number reached 169. This level of activity has not been seen since last fall, wh
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    04/13/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity took a serious nosedive this week, with the average daily sunspot numbers dropping to a value less than half the previous week’s average -- down nearly 43 points to 32.6. The solar flux values were also off, down nearly 12 points to 95.9. T
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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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    09/30/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Our Sun has been very active this past week, with the average solar flux rising nearly 12 points to 155.5, while the average daily sunspot numbers dropped nearly 41 points to 96.1. This implies fewer, but more intense, sunspots. Sunspot numbers for Septem
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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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    08/19/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity was down again this week. The sunspot number on Sunday, August 14 went all the way to 0 for the first time since January 27, which was 29 weeks ago. The average daily sunspot numbers declined nearly 50 points, to 25.6, while the average dai
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    07/26/2011 | ARRL Official Observers Team with FCC to Solve Rogue Keyer Problem on 17 Meters

    On July 15, Walt Bilous, K3DQB -- an Official Observer (OO) in ARRL’s Eastern Pennsylvania Section -- notified ARRL Headquarters of a keyer continuously sending a series of dits on 18.0855 MHz. According to ARRL Field Regulatory Correspondent Chuck Skolau
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