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    10/27/2012 | Hurricane Watch Net to Activate as Hurricane Sandy Approaches Eastern Seaboard

    The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has announced plans to reactivate its nets in advance of Hurricane Sandy’s approach to the East Coast of the United States. The HWN will relay on-the-ground reports from hams to WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the Nation
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    08/24/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Weak solar activity continues: The average daily sunspot numbers for the seven days of August 16-22 were down 23 points -- 30 percent -- to 54.6, while the average daily solar flux dropped a little over 16 percent -- 18.7 points -- to 96.
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    08/23/2012 | WX4NHC, HWN and VoIP to Activate in Advance of Tropical Storm Isaac

    According to WX4NHC Associate Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R, WX4NHC -- the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida -- along with the Hurricane Watch Net and the VoIP Hurricane Net -- will activate in advance of Tropical S
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    07/21/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    In last week’s Solar Update, we reported a blast of energy from a solar flare headed our way, predicted to arrive on Saturday, July 14. The CME hit at 1800 UTC, and it had a huge effect on propagation and geomagnetic indices.
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    07/17/2012 | FCC Denies Arizona Ham’s Petition to Extend PRB-1 to Private Contracts, Such as CC&Rs

    The FCC denied a Petition for Rulemaking filed by Leonard Umina, W7CCC, that sought to expand PRB-1 protection to those covered by CC&Rs and other restrictions.
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    07/06/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity jumped way up this week, with the average daily sunspot numbers increasing by nearly 92 points to 118.1, while the average daily solar flux rose to 138.5 from 92.8 the week before.
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    06/15/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity was lower this week, although for the past few days, both the sunspot numbers and solar flux were rising. The average daily sunspot numbers declined more than 14.3 points to 116.1, while the average daily solar flux was off by 14.5 points t
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    05/11/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily solar flux for the past week rose slightly, 116.2 to 119, but the average daily sunspot numbers declined more than 14 points (about 13 percent), to 92.6. Sunspot numbers for May 3-9 were 107, 101, 88, 104, 79, 90 and 79, with a mean of 9
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