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    11/19/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Five new sunspot groups appeared in the past nine days, and the average daily sunspot number for the November 11-17 period rose nearly 28 points from the week before to 60.9. The average daily solar flux was up nearly four points to 87.9. Sunspot numbers
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    11/12/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Both the average daily sunspot numbers and solar flux increased over the past week, with sunspot numbers up 7.4 points to 33.1, and solar flux up 2.1 points to 84.2. Four new sunspot groups have appeared since November 4. For some reason, NOAA is currentl
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    10/23/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average sunspot numbers for the week were up nearly 44 points to 55.6, while the average solar flux readings remained unchanged, at 84.9. For a few days, solar flux values rose above 90, but currently the projection from USAF and NOAA for solar flux o
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    09/03/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Over this past week, four new sunspot groups appeared. Group 1101 was already in place since August 24, and 1102 emerged on August 29. On September 1, two new sunspot groups -- 1103 and 1104 -- appeared, and on September 2, sunspot group 1105 arrived. Thr
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    08/20/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Thanks so much to Tomas Hood, NW7US, who wrote last week’s bulletin while K7RA was in California at dance camp. Tomas writes the weekly propagation column for CQ magazine, and he has an excellent Web site devoted to propagation. Tomas mentioned that the A
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    07/16/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Two new sunspot groups appeared in the last week -- groups 1087 and 1088. Group 1088 lasted just one day -- on July 13, 2010 -- with a relative area of 10 (millionths of a solar hemisphere). Sunspot group 1087 had a relative area from July 9-15 of 30, 100
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    06/11/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    With calmer solar activity, geomagnetic conditions were stable this week. The average daily sunspot numbers were down 7.6 points to 17.7, and the average daily solar flux dropped two points to 71. The average planetary A index declined 6.4 points to 7.9,
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    05/14/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    This lack of sunspots is bothersome. Thursday -- May 13 -- is the fifth day in a row with no spots, and there is no sign of any change. The solar flux has been declining and is now below 70. The predicted solar flux for May 14-19 is 70, then 74 on May 20,
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