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    04/13/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity took a serious nosedive this week, with the average daily sunspot numbers dropping to a value less than half the previous week’s average -- down nearly 43 points to 32.6. The solar flux values were also off, down nearly 12 points to 95.9. T
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    03/14/2012 | Mark Your Calendars: It’s Time for the Spring FMT

    The Frequency Measuring Test (FMT) continues its successful “round-table” format when it takes to the airwaves on the evening of April 19 (April 20 UTC). The test moves to Thursday from the November FMT’s usual Wednesday evening, giving everyone an opport
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    03/09/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    This has been quite a week for dramatic solar activity. The average daily sunspot number was up nearly 26 points to 69.4, while the average daily solar flux rose nearly 17 points to 121.9 for the period March 1-7. Sunspot numbers for March 1-7 were 24, 24
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    02/24/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    We don’t know if this is a significant trend, but solar activity has really leveled off recently. But not everyone is unhappy about this. During the recent long minimum, 160 and 80 meter operators sang the praises of great conditions. In response to my “w
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    12/23/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers this week were about the same as last week, while the average daily solar flux declined a little more than eight points to 128.9. Geomagnetic indicators were quiet. The average daily sunspot numbers of 95.3 for the week i
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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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