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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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    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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    12/17/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers for this week declined more than 7 points to 27.6 from the previous week, December 2-8. The solar flux was about the same as last week, with the average up less than a point. Sunspot numbers for December 9-15 were 22, 33,
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    11/05/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers declined again this week, this time by nearly 25 points to 25.7, about half what it was last week. Last week’s average was down about 5 points from the week before, when it was 55.6. Sunspot numbers for October 28-Novembe
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    10/29/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The daily sunspot number went all the way to 74 this week (on Tuesday, October 26), but the average sunspot number was down more than 5 points from the previous week, to 50.3. Sunspot numbers for October 21-27 were 34, 34, 43, 57, 57, 74 and 53, with a me
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    09/10/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers for the week rose nearly 13 points to 38.3, while the average daily solar flux was up more than four points at 78.4. On September 2, one new sunspot group emerged, numbered 1105, joining sunspot groups 1101, 1102 and 1103
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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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    06/18/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers were up 2.5 points from last week, despite the fact that there were no sunspots at all this week on June 15-16. A new sunspot group 1082 emerged yesterday, June 17, and yielded a daily sunspot number of 14. A nice thing a
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