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2019-06-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 21:34
Date: Friday Jun 28, 2019
Time: 5:14 AM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 21°
Approach: 11° above S
Departure: 15° above E

2019-06-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 21:34
Date: Saturday Jun 29, 2019
Time: 4:26 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above SSE
Departure: 10° above ESE

ARRL Files Interim Report with FCC in “Symbol Rate” Proceeding

ARRL News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 19:23

ARRL has filed an interim report with the FCC in order to report on its efforts to find common ground regarding issues surrounding the “symbol” or “baud” rate proceeding, FCC Docket WT 16-239 (the FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in WT 16-239, which stemmed from ARRL’s rulemaking petition RM-11708). ARRL highlighted that the public benefits from the FCC’s “fairly flexible” regulat...

Categories: Amateur Radio News

Ham Radio Satellites to Deploy from ISS

ARRL News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:55

Three BIRDS-3 satellites with Amateur Radio payloads are scheduled to be deployed from the International Space Station on Monday, June 17. The BIRDS-3 constellation includes CubeSats from three countries: They are Nepal’s first satellite, NepaliSat-1; Uguisu from Japan, and Sri Lanka’s first satellite, Raavana-1.

The primary mission of the BIRDS constellation is to provide ciphered short message...

Categories: Amateur Radio News

ARRL Executive Committee Establishes Ad Hoc Committee on Communications

ARRL News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 08:23

Meeting right after Dayton Hamvention® at the University of Dayton on May 20, the ARRL Board’s Executive Committee (EC) adopted a motion to establish an Ad Hoc Committee on Communications with ARRL Members. The panel would review ARRL communications with members and members’ perceptions to “consider areas needing enhancement, [and] ways in which such communications might be enhanced,” and it wo...

Categories: Amateur Radio News

Tuning Electrically Short Antennas for Field Operation is Research Topic

ARRL News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 07:58

An article by two well-known radio amateurs, “Tuning Electrically Short Antennas for Field Operation,” appeared in Microwave Journal. Authored by QEX Editor Kai Siwiak, KE4PT, and award-winning researcher Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, the article points out that both Amateur Radio and military applications exist for 20-W battery-powered radios equipped with whip antennas. “In general, the whip antenna wh...

Categories: Amateur Radio News

The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 06:30

The long string of days with no sunspots continues, with spots last observed nearly a month ago, on May 18. According to spaceweather.com on June 12, there have been no sunspots for 24 days in a row.

 

Predicted solar flux for the next 45 days is 68 on June 14 through July 28. That’s right, the prediction updated on June 13 is nothing but 68 on every day for the near future.

Predicted planetary A ...

Categories: Amateur Radio News

Drunk Flying your Drone #1375

Geek News Central - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 17:39

There is a new law in Japan that fines you for drunk flying your drone with fines starting at $3000 or 300,000 Yen. The Japanese government is not fooling around and have introduced even more stiff fines for flying dangerously near people. I have wrapped up a week here in Columbus with a meeting in Clevland tomorrow morning and then back to Michigan. My travel schedule has been drawn up and it is nothing more than insane. But hey that’s what I have signed up for.

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Rick Murphy, K1MU, to Receive ARRL President’s Award

ARRL News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 13:07

At its May 20 meeting in Dayton, Ohio, the ARRL Executive Committee, acting on behalf of the Board of Directors, conferred the prestigious ARRL President’s Award on Rick Murphy, K1MU, one of the unsung heroes of Logbook of The World (LoTW). The President’s Award recognizes individuals showing long-term dedication in support of ARRL programs. Murphy was credited for his work to upgrade and impro...

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On-the-Air Activity to Mark 50th Anniversary of First Market Reef DXpedition

ARRL News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:01

The Aland Islands Postal Administration is issuing a postcard this year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first DXpedition to Market Reef, OJ0MR, in late December 1969 and its attainment of DXCC status. Soon after that initial operation, the permanent lighthouse keeper, Karl-Erik, OJ0MA, also hit the airwaves, and a stream of DXpeditions followed, establishing Market Reef as a dream lo...

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Ham Radio Newscast Producer Hap Holly, KC9RP, and The RAIN Report Retiring

ARRL News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 11:59

Hap Holly, KC9RP, who’s been producing the The RAIN Report Amateur Radio newscast every week for 30 years, has announced that he’s retiring and closing down The RAIN Report (Radio Amateur Information Network). “The archives will remain online for those who want to download and/or broadcast them,” Holly told ARRL.

“My thought is to expand the archive from RAIN Reports that have never been archive...

Categories: Amateur Radio News

So Now What? Podcast

ARRL News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 07:07

“Highlights from Hamvention” is the focus of the new June 13) episode of the So Now What? podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers. It will feature segments from Tony, KD8RTT, and Andy Milluzzi, KK4LWR, of The Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative, (CARI), Teachers Institute instructor Tommy Gober, N5DUX, who was at the ARRL Lifelong Learning booth this year, Jet Jurgensmeyer, KE0UWZ, of Last Man Stan...

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Paul Bourque, N1SFE, Joins ARRL Headquarters Staff as Contest Program Manager

ARRL News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 14:18

Paul Bourque, N1SFE, of Middletown, Connecticut, has joined the ARRL Headquarters staff as Contest Program Manager. He succeeds Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, who recently was promoted to the post of ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager. Licensed since 1994, Bourque’s interest in radio began when, as a youngster, he listened for distant AM stations, and he later developed a career involving various a...

Categories: Amateur Radio News

FCC Settles with Massachusetts Pirate Broadcaster

ARRL News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 13:14

After filing a civil action and seeking an injunction to stop a church-related pirate radio station from operating in Worcester, Massachusetts, the US Attorney’s Office this week reached a settlement with the station’s operators, Vasco Oburoni and Christian Praise International Church. US Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief Rosemary Harold announced the settlement on Jun...

Categories: Amateur Radio News

QRZ.com Institutes Password Security, Seller Verification Programs

ARRL News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 13:10

In an effort to combat fraudsters and password phishers, the popular QRZ.com Amateur Radio website is offering the option of establishing two-factor authentication (2FA) for its registered users. The site’s founder and president, Fred Lloyd, AA7BQ, explains that 2FA secures a user’s password on the site.

“With 2FA, your actual password becomes nearly moot, and revealing it to a crook has no det...

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ISS Tourism Destination #1374

Geek News Central - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 17:50

The ISS is opening up for tourism, but the price per night is gonna set you back $33k with a minimum 30-day stay. That news and more. Many apologies for sending the wrong show notes last episode. It helps to clear the cache. I am in Columbus this week next show though from Clevland.

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Kroger recalling certain beef products from some stores due to possible E. coli risk

Channel 10 news - Sat, 06/08/2019 - 18:53

Kroger is recalling certain beef products from some of its stores due to potential E. coli contamination.

The products included bone-in ribeye steaks, boneless ribeye steaks and in-store produced ground beef. The items will have the following labels:

Kroger beef product recall labels. (Kroger)

Customers who purchased these items from April 23 through June 7 should not eat the product and should take it to the store for a full refund. Kroger says the affected stores are in the Cincinnati area, northern Kentucky, Dayton, Ohio, and southeastern Indiana.

Kroger says there have been no confirmed reports of illness due to consumption of the products at this time.

Customers with questions can contact Kroger at (800) 576-4377, option 1 and then option 5.

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