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    12/10/2010 | Catch the Geminids!

    Try meteor scatter communication during the most intense shower of the year.
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    12/01/2010 | Soar High in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest

    The highest of the HF bands will be the central operating focus of many amateurs in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest, December 11-12. During the event, many propagation modes will be available: Sporadic-E will help you work stateside stations, a touch of meteor
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    08/09/2010 | “Dark Time” Is the Right Time for the Perseids

    The last time the annual Perseid meteor shower happened during a run of moonless nights -- known by astronomers as “dark time” -- was in 2007; there is a new moon on August 10, so this is a prime time to view a spectacular sky show. Not only are the meteo
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    04/30/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Our Sun has again become very quiet. We saw 13 days with no sunspots, April 15-27, then new sunspot group 1063 appeared April 28, and on April 29 it was gone again. Although the sunspot number for April 29 is 0, early on April 30 I can still see group 106
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    04/23/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    A Sun with no sunspots! The quiet Sun returned -- through Thursday, April 22, there have been eight days straight with no sunspots. A new spot began to emerge on Wednesday, but it quickly faded. For the next 10 days NOAA/USAF predict solar flux at 78, 78,
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