The plot below shows the behavior of the PM_Min rate during an active 2 week period. The 5 events labeled in bold all originated in Western solar longitudes, and were therefore relatively close to the preferred longitude for the appearance of flare particles at earth. Each of these events indeed produced a signature in the rate profile. The remaining 2 events (E50 and E31) were relatively far from the preferred longitude of ~ W45, and did not produce a signature in the rate profile. The largest rate occured on day 93 (Apr 3), and was associated with a very large X-ray flare (X17), the largest observed in this solar cycle. However, the associated PM_Min rate is only about 2% of that observed during the solar events in July and Nov 2000.