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SAQ Alexanderson Alternator 2019 Christmas Eve Transmission Heard by More than 400 Listeners

ARRL News - 7 hours 36 min ago

The Alexanderson alternator 2019 Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2 kHz from SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, was heard by more than 400 listeners. SAQ reported conditions were very good, with clear, dry weather, and the vintage transmitter functioned flawlessly. Lars Kålland, SM6NM, was at the key to deliver the Christmas message, his last as he is retiring. SAQ said it was stunned by the number of re...

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Large-Scale DXpedition to Timor-Leste Planned for this Fall

ARRL News - 7 hours 39 min ago

The Lagunaria DX Group is planning a “large-scale DXpedition” to Timor-Leste (4W) in the October/November 2020 timeframe.

“We currently have one team member in Timor-Leste negotiating with different ministries, companies, and accommodation facilities,” said team member Chris Janssen, DL1MGB. “Right now, we have positive feedback from all. We even already have a confirmed reservation for two clos...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - 8 hours 13 min ago

Cycle 25 sunspots persisted for the first two days (January 9-10) of this reporting week, January 9-15, with daily sunspot numbers of 14 and 11. That brought the weekly average daily sunspot number from 8.4 last week to 3.6. Average daily solar flux edged up from 71.8 to 72.5.

Average daily planetary A index declined from 6.3 to 5.6, and average middle latitude A index went from 5.3 to 3.7.

Predi...

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2020-01-17 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:34
Date: Friday Jan 17, 2020
Time: 7:22 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above S
Departure: 10° above S

2020-01-18 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:34
Date: Saturday Jan 18, 2020
Time: 8:09 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above SW
Departure: 12° above SW

2020-01-19 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:34
Date: Sunday Jan 19, 2020
Time: 7:21 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 38°
Approach: 10° above SSW
Departure: 38° above S

2020-01-20 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:34
Date: Monday Jan 20, 2020
Time: 6:34 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 27°
Approach: 10° above SSW
Departure: 19° above E

2020-01-20 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:34
Date: Monday Jan 20, 2020
Time: 8:11 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 16° above W
Departure: 16° above W

2020-01-21 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:34
Date: Tuesday Jan 21, 2020
Time: 7:24 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 56°
Approach: 26° above WSW
Departure: 56° above NNW

2020-01-22 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:34
Date: Wednesday Jan 22, 2020
Time: 6:36 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 84°
Approach: 28° above SW
Departure: 17° above NE

2020-01-22 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:34
Date: Wednesday Jan 22, 2020
Time: 8:12 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 10° above WNW
Departure: 13° above WNW

2020-01-23 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:34
Date: Thursday Jan 23, 2020
Time: 7:25 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 25°
Approach: 17° above WNW
Departure: 25° above NNW

2020-01-24 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:34
Date: Friday Jan 24, 2020
Time: 6:37 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 36°
Approach: 26° above WNW
Departure: 14° above NE

2020-01-25 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:34
Date: Saturday Jan 25, 2020
Time: 7:27 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 15° above N

2020-01-26 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:34
Date: Sunday Jan 26, 2020
Time: 6:39 PM
Duration: 5 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 19°
Approach: 11° above WNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2020-01-27 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:34
Date: Monday Jan 27, 2020
Time: 7:29 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 12° above N

2020-01-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:34
Date: Tuesday Jan 28, 2020
Time: 6:41 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2020-01-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:34
Date: Wednesday Jan 29, 2020
Time: 7:32 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 11° above N

Iowa State Parks on the Air 2020 Celebrating Centennial of Iowa State Parks

ARRL News - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:08

Iowa State Parks on the Air (IASPOTA-2020) is under way and will continue through year’s end. The event is sponsored by the Great River Amateur Radio Club, with the support of Iowa ARRL Section Manager Lelia Garner, WA0UIG, and the Iowa Division of Natural Resources (DNR).

According to Colin Wheatley, W9UPK, Iowa had the first state park system in the nation, and Iowa’s first state park, Backbon...

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