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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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    12/22/2011 | ARRL Straight Key Night: A Time to Celebrate the Beginnings of Amateur Radio

    From the very beginnings of Amateur Radio, there was Morse code. To celebrate and remember this heritage, the ARRL sponsors Straight Key Night each year on New Year’s Eve. Straight Key Night is a special time to break out that old straight key or bug, may
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    11/23/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Not much in the way of solar excitement this week, except there are many sunspots, but the solar activity in terms of flares or coronal mass ejections is low. The overlapping (by one day) average sunspot numbers in this bulletin declined 21 points to 124.
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    09/29/2011 | Attention Techs: 10 Meters Is Hot!

    With solar flux numbers not seen since 2004, the higher HF bands have seen a surge in activity. The solar flux has been at least 100 since August 20. On September 10, it reached 116, rising to 121 the next day. It climbed steadily, reaching a peak of 190
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    02/24/2011 | New Zealand Amateurs Assist in Earthquake’s Aftermath

    A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Canterbury region in New Zealand’s South Island on Tuesday, February 22 at 12:51 PM local time (2351 on February 21 UTC). According to IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee Chairman Jim Linton, VK3PC, 10 rad
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