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    04/15/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    On Wednesday, April 13, the daily sunspot number reached a new high for Solar Cycle 24 when it hit 153. I looked back over this calendar year and saw that the previous high was 137 on March 8, 2011, 16 points lower than Wednesday. That week’s Solar Update
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    04/08/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Our Sun is still quite active, but sunspot numbers are down this week, when compared with the week before. The average daily sunspot numbers were down nearly 34 points to 68.3, while the average daily solar flux declined nearly 3 points to 111.8. But geom
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    04/07/2011 | ARRL Frequency Measuring Test Scheduled for Tuesday, April 12

    The Frequency Measuring Test (FMT) adds a couple of new wrinkles to the format when it takes to the airwaves on April 12. The first change is that the FMT will be held on Tuesday evening instead of Wednesday. If weeknight schedules have prevented you from
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    04/01/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The activity we could see recently on our Sun’s far side -- thanks to the STEREO mission -- has been rotating into view, producing some nice sunspot activity and the resulting improved upper-HF propagation. Compared to the previous week (March 17-23), the
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    03/30/2011 | Revised Spread Spectrum Rules to Go Into Effect April 29, 2011

    New spread spectrum rules go into effect April 29, 2011
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    03/18/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers this week plummeted 45 points to 69, while the average daily solar flux was off over 26 points to 113.1. Sunspot numbers for March 10-16 were 88, 105, 78, 64, 51, 47 and 50, with a mean of 69. The 10.7 cm flux was 131.3,
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    03/11/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar Cycle 24 continued its upward trend this week. The average daily sunspot number was more than double the value of the week before, rising from 50.9 to 114, while the average daily solar flux rose 44 percent, from 96.8 to 139.4. All this week through
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    03/05/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity is rising again, but the average sunspot numbers and solar flux are down, compared with last week. This week, the average daily sunspot number declined more than 14 points to 50.9, and the average daily solar flux was off 7 points to 96.8.
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