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    04/15/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    On Wednesday, April 13, the daily sunspot number reached a new high for Solar Cycle 24 when it hit 153. I looked back over this calendar year and saw that the previous high was 137 on March 8, 2011, 16 points lower than Wednesday. That week’s Solar Update
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    10/01/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    HF radio conditions were good over this past week, with the average daily sunspot numbers up more than 5 points to 45.3, and the average solar flux rising 1.5 points to 84.4. On Wednesday, September 29, the solar flux was 90.7; the last time flux values w
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    09/10/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers for the week rose nearly 13 points to 38.3, while the average daily solar flux was up more than four points at 78.4. On September 2, one new sunspot group emerged, numbered 1105, joining sunspot groups 1101, 1102 and 1103
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    08/13/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot numbers and solar flux increased this week, with the average daily sunspot numbers up more than 32 points to 53, and the average daily 10.7-cm solar flux up more than 3 points to 84.5. These are the numbers from last Thursday through this Wednesda
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  • 01/02/2009 | The K7RA Solar Update

    2008 was a year of very low solar activity. More than 40 percent of this year's propagation bulletins reported zero sunspots for their respective weeks. The average daily sunspot number for the year was 4.7; in 2007, it was 12.8. The yearly averages of da
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  • 11/14/2008 | ARRL Sweepstakes Celebrates Diamond Anniversary this Weekend

    Fans of domestic contesting will take to the airwaves this weekend for the 75th running of the ARRL November SSB Sweepstakes. According to ARRL Contest Branch Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, the event started back in 1929 as a competition for handling formal t
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  • 07/18/2008 | The K7RA Solar Update

    If today is like yesterday and the day before that, it will be the 26th consecutive day with no sunspots. Think this is bad? At the last solar minimum, there were only four days showing any sunspots between September 5 and October 24, 2006.
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