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Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition Plans Coming Together for this Fall

ARRL News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:41

The Perseverance DX Group (PDXG) reports that its plans to activate the protected marine area of Ducie Island from October 20 to November 3, 2018 are starting to jell. The last Ducie Island DXpedition was VP6DX in 2008. Ducie is currently the 21st most-wanted DXCC entity according to Club Log. The 2018 DXpedition would operate as VP6D. A team of 15 operators will be on the island for up to 14 d...

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Z60A Operation Has Moved Kosovo Down the Most-Wanted List a Few Notches

ARRL News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:08

What a difference a week makes! The ongoing Z60A special operation to celebrate the addition of Kosovo to the DXCC List and Kosovo’s 10th anniversary of independence appears to have put a big dent in demand for the new entity, which briefly stood at the top of the heap. According to Club Log’s DXCC Most Wanted list as of February 14, the Republic of Kosovo now is in the #8 position after rocket...

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Es’hail 2 Geostationary Satellite Set to Launch Soon

ARRL News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:47

According to the SatBeams website, the estimated launch date for the Es’hail 2 satellite is March 28. Es’hail 2 will carry the world's first geostationary Amateur Radio S-band and X-band payload capable of linking amateurs from Brazil to Thailand. The satellite will be positioned at 25.5° E.

Es’hail 2 will carry two “Phase 4” Amateur Radio transponders operating in a 2.4 GHz uplink/10.45 GHz dow...

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Nominations Now Open for CQ Amateur Radio, Contest, and DX Halls of Fame

ARRL News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:37

Nominations will be accepted until March 1 for membership in the CQ Amateur Radio, DX, and CQ Contest halls of fame. The DX and Contest halls of fame recognize radio amateurs who have made major contributions to DXing and contesting, respectively. The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made major contributions to Amateur Radio generally, and radio amateurs who have made maj...

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Key Hamvention Hand Jerry Miller, WD8QAI, SK

ARRL News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:23

A key member of the Hamvention team, Jerry Miller, WD8QAI, of Centerville, Ohio, died on February 11. An ARRL member, Miller was 77.

“Jerry was in charge of producing the programs for Hamvention as well as the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) monthly newsletter [RF Carrier],” Hamvention spokesperson Mike Kalter, W8CI, told ARRL. “He was a longtime board member of DARA and a driving force ...

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Order 2017 ARRL November Sweepstakes “Clean Sweep” Mugs, Participation Pins Now!

ARRL News - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:28

Those lucky enough to score a “Clean Sweep” during the 2017 ARRL November Sweepstakes by working all 83 ARRL/RAC sections is invited to commemorate that accomplishment by purchasing a 2017 November Sweepstakes “Clean Sweep” mug. Awards are based on claimed scores.

Keepsake mugs are $15 each, including postage and handling. In addition, participation pins are available to operators who made at le...

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3Y0I Bouvet Island DXpedition Revived

ARRL News - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:12

Peripatetic Polish DXpeditioner Dom Grzyb, 3Z9DX, and four other operators announced over the weekend that their postponed plans to mount the 3Y0I DXpedition to Bouvet Island are back on. This comes as the 3Y0Z DXpedition team members, who were unsuccessful in landing on the remote South Atlantic island, are currently en route to South Africa on their way back home. According to the latest Club...

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Radio Amateur Named as Next President of Harvard University

ARRL News - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 08:55

Lawrence S. Bacow, KA1FZQ, of Brookline, Massachusetts, has been selected to become the 29th president of Harvard University, the home of W1AF. Selected from among a field of some 700 candidates, Bacow will take office on July 1, succeeding Drew Faust.

“Larry Bacow is one of the most accomplished, admired, insightful, and effective leaders in American higher education,” said William F. Lee, chai...

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2018-02-09 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 21:34
Date: Friday Feb 9, 2018
Time: 7:46 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 59°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 59° above NNW

2018-02-10 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 21:34
Date: Saturday Feb 10, 2018
Time: 6:54 PM
Duration: 5 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 41°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 19° above E

2018-02-11 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 21:34
Date: Sunday Feb 11, 2018
Time: 7:40 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 40°
Approach: 29° above W
Departure: 26° above S

2018-02-12 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 21:34
Date: Monday Feb 12, 2018
Time: 6:46 PM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 83°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 10° above SE

2018-02-13 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 21:34
Date: Tuesday Feb 13, 2018
Time: 7:33 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 16° above SW
Departure: 11° above SSW

2018-02-14 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 21:34
Date: Wednesday Feb 14, 2018
Time: 6:41 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 31°
Approach: 31° above SW
Departure: 11° above SSE

2018-02-16 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 21:34
Date: Friday Feb 16, 2018
Time: 6:34 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 12° above SW
Departure: 10° above SSW

2018-02-24 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 21:34
Date: Saturday Feb 24, 2018
Time: 6:41 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 21°
Approach: 10° above S
Departure: 21° above SE

Paul Danzer, N1II, is 2017 Bill Orr, W6SAI, Technical Writing Award Winner

ARRL News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:53

Acting on a recommendation of the QST editorial staff, the ARRL Foundation Board of Directors has selected Paul Danzer, N1II, of Norwalk, Connecticut, as the winner of the 2017 Bill Orr, W6SAI, Technical Writing Award for his article, “The ABCs of a Digital Multimeter,” which appeared in the October 2017 edition of QST (p 37). The Foundation Board announced the award recipient on February 7.

“I ...

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Sisterhood of Amateur Radio Supports Girl Scouts in Obtaining Radio Wireless Patch

ARRL News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:18

The Sisterhood of Amateur Radio (SOAR), in conjunction with the Girl Scout Council of Southern Nevada, hosted a Radio and Wireless Tech Field Day on February 3 in Las Vegas, for more than 60 girls and their adult chaperones. ARRL began offering its Radio and Wireless Technology Patch Program for Girl Scouts in 2016. The program defines the requirements for Girl Scouts to earn the patch at the B...

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