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    01/21/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers dropped from 50 (on the reporting week ending January 5) to 38 on January 6-12, and now 21.3 on January 13-19. Sunspot numbers for January 13-19 were 14, 11, 11, 15, 36, 34 and 28, with a mean of 21.3. The 10.7 cm flux wa
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    12/31/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    There were no sunspots for a full week, December 18-24. Christmas Day saw a return to sunspot activity, so the last two of those spotless days were in the Thursday through Wednesday reporting period in this bulletin, December 23-29. The average daily suns
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    11/26/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily solar flux declined this week more than 36 points compared to last week, to 24.6. Our reporting week -- which ran until November 24 -- showed the daily sunspot number declining from 40 to 11, but on November 25 the sunspot number rose to
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    09/24/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The autumnal equinox occurred early yesterday, at 0309 UTC on September 23. Conditions were good this week, with sunspots visible every day -- and very little geomagnetic activity. The average daily sunspot numbers rose more than 24 points to 40 and the a
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    05/28/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    This weekend is the CQ WPX CW Contest and conditions may be a little rough. Our current sunspot group 1072 has reached the Sun’s western horizon and is shrinking, and to top it all off, what looked like a possible emerging spot on Wednesday was not to be.
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    04/16/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Weakened sunspots faded this week, and we were buffeted with more geomagnetic instability, but without the dramatic geomagnetic storms of the previous week. The average daily sunspot numbers fell more than 20 points to 12.1, and the average solar flux dro
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    03/19/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    On March 6-9, we got a taste of the bad old days from 2008-2009 when there were frequent stretches of 0 sunspots. After March 9, activity picked up and we hope there is no end in sight to the much-welcome sunspots. This week -- March 11-17 -- the average
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    03/12/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    We experienced a bit of a scare this week when four days went by without sunspots. That's right -- for the first time in three months, we saw more than a single day with a sunspot number of 0, and that last period was back during November 23-December 8.
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