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    11/29/2012 | The ARRL 10 Meter Contest: The Band Is Hot!

    Will it be possible to beat the 2011 running of the ARRL 10 Meter Contest? With more than 5300 logs received and worldwide openings last year, that may be a tall order.
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    11/20/2012 | Top Off the Year on Top Band in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest

    While Solar Cycle 24 is making the high bands the focal point for HF operators, 160 meters -- Top Band -- is still chock full of DX. There’s no better time to get on 160 meters than the ARRL 160 Meter Contest, November 30-December 2.
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    02/22/2012 | One Down, One to Go: The ARRL International DX Contest Gears Up for SSB

    With the CW portion of the ARRL International DX Contest now a series of fading dits and dahs in the memories of participants, preparations for the SSB portion of the DX Contest -- the weekend of March 3-4 -- are already underway.
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    02/08/2012 | The 2012 ARRL International DX CW Contest Takes to the Air Next Weekend

    CW DXing and contesting take center stage the weekend of February 18-19, as the 2012 ARRL International DX CW Contest takes to the airwaves. “After years of lackluster conditions on 15 and 10 meters, 2011 finally saw the propagation gods giving us a break
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    11/30/2011 | The ARRL 10 Meter Contest: Get On While the Bands Are Hot!

    Ten meters -- in case you haven’t heard, it’s alive in a big way! That means that the ARRL 10 Meter Contest -- coming up the weekend of December 10-11 -- is going to be the one of the best we’ve seen in years! During this event, many propagation modes wil
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    11/22/2011 | Reach for the Top in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest

    While Solar Cycle 24 is making the high bands the focal point for HF operators, 160 meters -- often called “Top Band” -- is still chock-full of DX. There’s no better time to explore this fun and exciting band than the ARRL 160 Meter Contest, running the w
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    05/13/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    As reported in The ARRL Letter on Wednesday, six sunspot groups were visible, but that number shrunk to two on Thursday. Daily sunspot numbers declined from 84 to 29 over those two days as well, but the average sunspot number for the reporting week (Thurs
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