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FCC Adopts New Rules for Spectrum above 95 GHz in Branded “Spectrum Horizons” Initiative

ARRL News - 4 hours 41 min ago

The FCC has adopted new rules to encourage development of new communication technologies and expedite the deployment of new services above 95 GHz. The action was the latest move in the Commission’s “Spectrum Horizons” branded initiative.

“This spectrum has long been considered the outermost horizon of the usable spectrum range, but rapid advancements in radio technology have made these bands esp...

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Canadian Amateur Radio Interference Case Adjudicated

ARRL News - 7 hours 26 sec ago

Interference from what ISED, Canada’s telecommunications regulator, called an individual “operating an Amateur Radio station without proper authorization and was known to insult, threaten and impersonate other Amateur operators” has been adjudicated. The case resulted in a petition, which attracted 1,135 signatures, being presented to the House of Commons on January 30, and the Government of Ca...

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FCC Cites Amateur Service Rule Violations in Unlicensed Broadcasting Case

ARRL News - 9 hours 54 min ago

An FCC Enforcement Bureau Notice of Unlicensed Operation (NoUO) issued last fall to a California Technician-class licensee for alleged unlicensed FM broadcasting on 95.7 MHz now has been upgraded to a Notice of Violation (NoV) that cites violations of the Part 97 Amateur Service rules. The March 15 NoV sent to Daryl Thomas, KE6MWS, of Carmichael, also specifically acknowledges Thomas as an Amat...

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Hans Zimmermann, HB9AQS/F5VKP, Receives IARU Diamond Award

ARRL News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:53

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council has recognized Hans Zimmermann, HB9AQS/F5VKP, for his success over many years in raising the visibility at international forums for Amateur Radio’s role in providing disaster-relief communication. A presentation took place on February 20 in Geneva.

While at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, ...

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Smithsonian Institution’s NN3SI Returning to the Air

ARRL News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:46

The historic NN3SI call sign is being reactivated under the aegis of the Smithsonian Institution Amateur Radio Group. “We do not have a physical station location, and we are not open for guest operation as in the past, but this this is the start to Amateur Radio slowly coming back at the Smithsonian,” the group’s president, John Weise, N4NPG, told ARRL. “We expect to begin operating holiday sty...

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Radio Amateurs to Launch APRS Balloon at Young Researchers Congress

ARRL News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:39

Radio amateurs attending the 20th Young Researchers Congress in Münster, Germany, plan to launch an APRS-carrying weather balloon on March 21. The payload will transmit on 433.000 MHz with the call sign DL9II-11. The weather balloon carries a probe with two cameras, meteorological probes, and a Geiger counter. Two University of Heidelberg students will handle the launch under the supervision of...

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2019-03-19 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 19:34
Date: Tuesday Mar 19, 2019
Time: 9:42 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above SW
Departure: 10° above SW

2019-03-20 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Mar 20, 2019
Time: 8:52 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 27°
Approach: 11° above SSW
Departure: 27° above SE

2019-03-21 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 19:34
Date: Thursday Mar 21, 2019
Time: 9:37 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 56°
Approach: 10° above WSW
Departure: 56° above NW


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