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    12/10/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers for the week were up more than nine points to 35, and average solar flux rose more than six points to 87.3. These differences compare the dates of December 2-8 with the previous seven days. The average planetary A index d
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    10/01/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    HF radio conditions were good over this past week, with the average daily sunspot numbers up more than 5 points to 45.3, and the average solar flux rising 1.5 points to 84.4. On Wednesday, September 29, the solar flux was 90.7; the last time flux values w
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    09/24/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The autumnal equinox occurred early yesterday, at 0309 UTC on September 23. Conditions were good this week, with sunspots visible every day -- and very little geomagnetic activity. The average daily sunspot numbers rose more than 24 points to 40 and the a
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    08/20/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Thanks so much to Tomas Hood, NW7US, who wrote last week’s bulletin while K7RA was in California at dance camp. Tomas writes the weekly propagation column for CQ magazine, and he has an excellent Web site devoted to propagation. Tomas mentioned that the A
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    08/16/2010 | Expanded Results for ARRL International DX SSB Contest Now Online

    Expended results for the ARRL International DX SSB Contest are now available on the ARRL Web site. Find close to 100 pages packed with results from around the world and your ARRL Division, including line scores and lots of photos, graphs and charts. You c
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    08/13/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot numbers and solar flux increased this week, with the average daily sunspot numbers up more than 32 points to 53, and the average daily 10.7-cm solar flux up more than 3 points to 84.5. These are the numbers from last Thursday through this Wednesda
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    07/30/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot activity increased again this week, but on Tuesday and Wednesday -- July 27-28 -- a stiff solar wind increased Earth’s geomagnetic activity, which is a negative for HF propagation. Sunspot numbers for July 22-28 were 39, 45, 41, 39, 39, 15 and 31,
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