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    06/07/2013 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The K7RA Solar Update
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    05/24/2013 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity remains quiet, but on May 16 the daily sunspot number reached 212. I had to keep searching further and further back in the records to find a higher sunspot number. One year, six months and one week earlier -- November 9, 2011 -- the sunspot
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    05/17/2013 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Since we are now at (or close to) the peak of Solar Cycle 24, it is no surprise that the solar indices are up. The latest forecast predicts Solar Cycle 24 to peak this fall, but that will be determined after the fact, and it will be based on a long runnin
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    05/03/2013 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity made a healthy jump over the past week, with the average daily sunspot numbers up more than 30 points to 120.9, while the average daily solar flux increased more than 27 points to 136.5.
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    03/29/2013 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity was down this week, with the average daily sunspot number at 49.6, less than half last week’s figure. The average daily solar flux dropped 22 points to 97, and geomagnetic activity was quiet also.
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    03/14/2013 | Solar Cycle 24 May Have “Double Peaks,” Says NASA Solar Physicist

    According to NASA, the current solar cycle -- Solar Cycle 24 -- should hit its “solar max” sometime in this year, but so far, solar activity has been relatively low. According to an article by NASA’s Dr Tony Phillips, this period of quiet has led some obs
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    02/06/2013 | Ride the Wave in the 2013 ARRL International DX CW Contest

    CW DXing and contesting take center stage the weekend of February 16-17, as the 2013 ARRL International DX CW Contest takes to the airwaves. If you’ve never operated the CW contest, now is the time to start.
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    02/01/2013 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Both the sunspot numbers and the solar flux barely changed in the past week: The average daily sunspot numbers were 55.7, down slightly from 56.4 the previous week, while the average daily solar flux was 98.7, down from 110.7.
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