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Reports of Knacksat CubeSat Reception Requested

ARRL News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 10:15

The Knacksat 1U CubeSat launched on December 3 by a SpaceX vehicle may be in safe mode. The Knacksat project team at King Mongkut’s University of Technology-North Bangkok, Thailand, has speculated that launch delays may have led to battery depletion, preventing normal antenna deployment. Safe mode will let the spacecraft recharge its battery and receive commands from the ground.

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Reports of Knacksat CubeSat Reception Requested

ARRL News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 10:15

The Knacksat 1U CubeSat launched on December 3 by a SpaceX vehicle may be in safe mode. The Knacksat project team at King Mongkut’s University of Technology-North Bangkok, Thailand, has speculated that launch delays may have led to battery depletion, preventing normal antenna deployment. Safe mode will let the spacecraft recharge its battery and receive commands from the ground.

The Knacksat tea...

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New 2200-Meter Beacon on the Air from Australia

ARRL News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 10:08

The Caboolture Radio Club (VK4QD) in Queensland, Australia, is now operating a beacon on 2200 meters on 137.444 kHz using the call sign VK4RBC. Australia’s telecommunications authority ACMA has granted permission for continuous operation of the beacon, using WSPR2 (6H00F1D), plus a CW identifier. The power is 1 W EIRP into a 500-meter (1,640-foot) wire at a maximum of 40 meters (131 feet).

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China to Launch Two Amateur Radio Satellites in April

ARRL News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 09:59

Two new Chinese satellites with Amateur Radio payloads are planned for an April 5 launch, CAMSAT has reported.

CAS-7A will carry H/T (21/29 MHz) and H/U (21/435 MHz) mode linear transponders, V/U linear and V/U FM transponders, a UHF CW telemetry beacon, UHF AX.25 4.8k/9.6k baud GMSK telemetry, and 3-centimeter AX.25 1 Mbps GMSK image data transmission for an onboard camera.

CAS-7B is described a...

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2019-01-20 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:34
Date: Sunday Jan 20, 2019
Time: 7:44 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 19°
Approach: 11° above SW
Departure: 19° above SSW

2019-01-21 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:34
Date: Monday Jan 21, 2019
Time: 6:54 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 25°
Approach: 11° above S
Departure: 25° above SE

2019-01-22 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:34
Date: Tuesday Jan 22, 2019
Time: 6:03 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 10° above SSE
Departure: 10° above E

2019-01-22 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:34
Date: Tuesday Jan 22, 2019
Time: 7:39 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 42°
Approach: 22° above WSW
Departure: 42° above W

2019-01-23 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:34
Date: Wednesday Jan 23, 2019
Time: 6:48 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 69°
Approach: 19° above SW
Departure: 28° above ENE

2019-01-23 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:34
Date: Wednesday Jan 23, 2019
Time: 8:24 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above WNW
Departure: 10° above WNW

2019-01-24 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:34
Date: Thursday Jan 24, 2019
Time: 7:33 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 29°
Approach: 18° above WNW
Departure: 29° above NNW

2019-01-25 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:34
Date: Friday Jan 25, 2019
Time: 6:43 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 47°
Approach: 31° above W
Departure: 15° above NE

2019-01-26 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:34
Date: Saturday Jan 26, 2019
Time: 7:27 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 18°
Approach: 11° above WNW
Departure: 17° above N

2019-01-27 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:34
Date: Sunday Jan 27, 2019
Time: 6:36 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 24°
Approach: 17° above WNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2019-01-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:34
Date: Monday Jan 28, 2019
Time: 7:22 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 13° above N

2019-01-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:34
Date: Tuesday Jan 29, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 11° above NW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2019-01-30 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:34
Date: Wednesday Jan 30, 2019
Time: 7:17 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 11° above N

2019-01-31 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:34
Date: Thursday Jan 31, 2019
Time: 6:25 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2019-02-01 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:34
Date: Friday Feb 1, 2019
Time: 7:11 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 12° above N

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

ARRL News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:38

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

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