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    07/21/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    In last week’s Solar Update, we reported a blast of energy from a solar flare headed our way, predicted to arrive on Saturday, July 14. The CME hit at 1800 UTC, and it had a huge effect on propagation and geomagnetic indices.
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    07/17/2012 | FCC Denies Arizona Ham’s Petition to Extend PRB-1 to Private Contracts, Such as CC&Rs

    The FCC denied a Petition for Rulemaking filed by Leonard Umina, W7CCC, that sought to expand PRB-1 protection to those covered by CC&Rs and other restrictions.
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    07/06/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity jumped way up this week, with the average daily sunspot numbers increasing by nearly 92 points to 118.1, while the average daily solar flux rose to 138.5 from 92.8 the week before.
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    06/15/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity was lower this week, although for the past few days, both the sunspot numbers and solar flux were rising. The average daily sunspot numbers declined more than 14.3 points to 116.1, while the average daily solar flux was off by 14.5 points t
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    05/11/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily solar flux for the past week rose slightly, 116.2 to 119, but the average daily sunspot numbers declined more than 14 points (about 13 percent), to 92.6. Sunspot numbers for May 3-9 were 107, 101, 88, 104, 79, 90 and 79, with a mean of 9
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    04/20/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Both the solar flux and sunspot numbers reached a short term low on April 8-11, but they are now rising again. For the past week -- April 12-18 -- the average daily sunspot numbers more than doubled, compared to the previous seven days, rising more than 3
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    02/17/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    We are more than halfway through the winter season, and today -- February 17 -- is 58 days after the winter solstice. Propagation should improve as we approach the vernal equinox on March 20, which is just 32 days from now. Solar activity is still in the
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    02/03/2012 | New Rules for 5 MHz (60 Meters) To Go Into Effect March 5

    On November 18, the FCC released a Report and Order (R&O), defining new rules for the 60 meter (5 MHz) band. These rules are in response to a Petition for Rulemaking (PRM) filed by the ARRL more than five years ago and a June 2010 Notice of Proposed Rulem
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