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    07/05/2011 | Another Hollywood Blockbuster Features Amateur Radio

    The summer of 2011 is replete with big movies, ranging from action-adventure flicks to comedies to coming-of-age dramas. And already this summer, Amateur Radio has played a part in not one, but two movies. In Mr Popper’s Penguins, ham radio was featured,
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    03/11/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar Cycle 24 continued its upward trend this week. The average daily sunspot number was more than double the value of the week before, rising from 50.9 to 114, while the average daily solar flux rose 44 percent, from 96.8 to 139.4. All this week through
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    02/26/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Two new sunspot groups -- 1050 and 1051 -- appeared on February 23 and 24. We've now seen 38 continuous days with sunspots (including today); the last time there were no sunspots for two or more days in a row was back on November 23-December 8 when we saw
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    11/25/2009 | New Vice Directors in Central, Roanoke Divisions

    On Friday, November 20, ARRL staff members started opening ballots for the Vice Director races in the Central and Roanoke Divisions. Southeastern Division Director Greg Sarratt, W4OZK; Rocky Mountain Division Director Brian Mileshosky, N5ZGT, and ARRL Chi
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    09/09/2009 | IARU, ARRL Officials Attend Ham Fair, GAREC in Japan

    ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, attended Ham Fair in Tokyo, Japan, August 22-23, at the invitation of Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL) President Shozo Hara, JA1AN. "Ham Fair is by far the largest event of its kind in Asia. It is gen
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  • 08/28/2009 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot numbers for August 20-26 were 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 and 0 with a mean of 0. The 10.7 cm flux was 67.6, 66.4, 66.6, 67.3, 67.6, 67.1 and 67.3 with a mean of 67.1. The estimated planetary A indices were 11, 8, 5, 5, 3, 3 and 4 with a mean of 5.6. The est
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  • 08/07/2009 | The K7RA Solar Update

    We had some nice sunspot activity from July 3-10 -- and we were hoping for a return 27-28 days later -- but it never happened. Varying by latitude, the Sun rotates relative to Earth about every 27.5 days. If that same region was still active or the activi
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