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  • 07/31/2009 | The K7RA Solar Update

    No sunspot activity this week, and if no sunspot appears today, July 31, the average sunspot number for July will be 5.1; this is down from June's average of 6.6. The monthly average of the daily sunspot number, January-July 2009, is 2.8, 2.5, 0.8, 1.3, 4
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  • 07/17/2009 | The K7RA Solar Update

    We saw a nice run of eight days with a large sunspot, but none have emerged in the six days since. Unlike other recent spots, this one did not appear just for one or two days and then vanish. Sunspot numbers for July 9-15 were 15, 13, 0, 0, 0, 0 and 0 wit
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  • 07/02/2009 | The K7RA Solar Update

    It was a perfect Field Day weekend from where I stood. The weather was warm, skies clear, the space weather was calm and there was enough propagation to make a domestic contest interesting. I had no plans, so on Saturday I went to the ARRL Field Day Stati
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  • 06/26/2009 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Two new sunspots appeared last week, numbered 1022 and 1023, and both were Solar Cycle 24 spots, with 1022 lasting through June 23 and 1023 until June 24. On June 24, geomagnetic indices were unsettled. Sunspot numbers for June 18-24 were 0, 0, 0, 12, 24,
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  • 06/11/2009 | Central States VHF Society Seeks Presentations for Annual Conference

    The Central States VHF Society (CSVHFS) is soliciting presentations and Learn More

  • 05/29/2009 | Changes to ARRL VHF/UHF Contest Rules Now in Place

    The League's Programs and Services Committee has approved recommendations made by the ARRL's VHF-UHF Advisory Committee (VUAC) to change two rules in the ARRL's VHF/UHF contest program. These changes are in effect immediately, and include the 2009 June VH
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  • 04/01/2009 | Australian, British RTTY Contests to Merge

    John Barber, GW4SKA, of the British Amateur Radio Teledata Group (BARTG), announced that 2009 will be the last running of the Australian National Amateur Radio Teleprinter Society (ANARTS) RTTY Contest. Citing the failing health of ANARTS Secretary and Co
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  • 03/24/2009 | Hurricane Watch Net Seeks New Members

    With hurricane season approaching, the various organizations that assist the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami are gearing up for what could be a very active storm season. One organization that assists the NHC is the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN). To b
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