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    11/29/2011 | AMSAT Announces End of OSCAR 51 Mission

    According to AMSAT, the popular OSCAR 51 satellite has reached the end of its mission.
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    11/28/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Recently, I mentioned recently that some of the sunspot numbers released by NOAA didn’t seem right. I just got word from Mike Husler at NOAA that data posted recently -- like that record-breaking day when the sunspot number hit 220 -- was wrong. The corre
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    11/18/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    This week geomagnetic indices quieted a bit, as did solar activity in general. On November 9, sunspot numbers reached a high of 220, and this week, they declined, rose to 176 and then declined again. The average daily sunspot numbers slipped 8.4 points to
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    11/11/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Another sunspot number record for Solar Cycle 24 has been shattered: On Wednesday, November 9, the daily sunspot number reached 220, the highest it has been in more than eight years. The last time the sunspot number was higher than 220 was November 1, 200
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    09/30/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Our Sun has been very active this past week, with the average solar flux rising nearly 12 points to 155.5, while the average daily sunspot numbers dropped nearly 41 points to 96.1. This implies fewer, but more intense, sunspots. Sunspot numbers for Septem
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    07/29/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot activity dipped over this past week, but now it on its way back up. On July 20, five sunspot groups were visible, but on July 21, only groups 1251, 1254 and 1259 remained. On July 24, new sunspot group 1260 appeared, and the next day, 1251 disappe
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    07/20/2011 | Newly Licensed Hams Help with Search for Missing California Man

    After Derrick Rush -- a 28 year old state corrections officer from Arroyo Grande, California – disappeared on July 9, several state agencies and volunteers began searching for him. According to reports, Rush vanished when he fell off his inner tube in the
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    07/01/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The predicted Field Day geomagnetic storm never appeared, although conditions were unsettled leading up to last weekend. The average daily sunspot numbers for the week were down 13 points compared to the previous week, while the average daily solar flux w
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