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VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition Team Under Way aboard the Braveheart

ARRL News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:02

After 18 months of intensive planning, the 14-member international VP6D team now is en route on the long voyage to Ducie Island from Mangareva, French Polynesia, aboard the MV Braveheart. The team rendezvoused in Tahiti before flying to Mangareva and set sail on October 16. The DXpedition is scheduled to begin on October 20 and continue until November 3. VP6D will use DXA to post contacts on a ...

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ARRL Website Security Software Update Could Affect Certain LoTW ADIF Downloads

ARRL News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 06:44

The ARRL website updated its security software on October 15 in order to meet standards required to continue accepting credit cards for internet purchases. ARRL Information Technology Department Manager Mike Keane, K1MK, said that the upgrade should not affect the vast majority of members, beyond a guarantee of better security on the website. It’s possible that those using old browsers or runni...

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FT8 to be Permitted in 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup

ARRL News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 06:41

The ARRL Contest Branch has announced that participants in the 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup will be permitted to use the new FT8 protocol, which is part of the WSJT-X software suite.

“Even though digital modes other than RTTY have been permitted in the RTTY Roundup for 30 years, FT8 was excluded in 2018, because it could not manage the required exchanges,” ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ...

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2018-10-16 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:34
Date: Tuesday Oct 16, 2018
Time: 7:13 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 13° above SW
Departure: 10° above SSW

2018-10-24 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:34
Date: Wednesday Oct 24, 2018
Time: 7:22 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 10° above S
Departure: 20° above SE

2018-10-25 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:34
Date: Thursday Oct 25, 2018
Time: 6:32 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above SE
Departure: 10° above SE

2018-10-26 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:34
Date: Friday Oct 26, 2018
Time: 7:14 AM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 53°
Approach: 10° above SW
Departure: 36° above E

2018-10-27 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:34
Date: Saturday Oct 27, 2018
Time: 6:23 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 26°
Approach: 11° above S
Departure: 25° above ESE

2018-10-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:34
Date: Sunday Oct 28, 2018
Time: 5:34 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 13° above ESE
Departure: 12° above ESE

2018-10-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:34
Date: Sunday Oct 28, 2018
Time: 7:07 AM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 59°
Approach: 12° above WSW
Departure: 10° above NE

2018-10-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:34
Date: Monday Oct 29, 2018
Time: 6:18 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 70°
Approach: 69° above SSE
Departure: 10° above ENE

2018-10-30 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:34
Date: Tuesday Oct 30, 2018
Time: 7:01 AM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 28°
Approach: 21° above WNW
Departure: 11° above NE

Bidding in ARRL On-Line Auction Set to Begin on October 19

ARRL News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:29

More than 230 items will be on the block as bidding gets under way on Friday, October 19, for the 13th Annual ARRL On-Line Auction. The auction will continue through Friday, October 26. An auction preview opens on Wednesday, October 17.

The 2018 auction includes lab-tested QST “Product Review” gear, vintage books, used equipment, and one-of-a-kind items, plus the ARRL Lab team has contributed f...

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ARRL Executive Committee to Meet in Minneapolis

ARRL News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:10

The ARRL Executive Committee (EC) is set to meet on Saturday, October 20, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will preside. In addition to reports from the President and the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary, Barry Shelley, N1VXY, the EC will hear a status report of the ad hoc committee to draft updates/changes to Code of Conduct.

ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, ...

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ARRL Executive Committee Meeting to Meet in Minneapolis

ARRL News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:10

The ARRL Executive Committee (EC) is set to meet on Saturday, October 20, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will preside. In addition to reports from the President and the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary, Barry Shelley, N1VXY, the EC will hear a status report of the ad hoc committee to draft updates/changes to Code of Conduct.

ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay,...

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2018-10-12 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 21:34
Date: Friday Oct 12, 2018
Time: 7:24 PM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 89°
Approach: 12° above NW
Departure: 11° above SE

2018-10-13 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 21:34
Date: Saturday Oct 13, 2018
Time: 8:11 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 17°
Approach: 17° above SW
Departure: 11° above S

2018-10-14 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 21:34
Date: Sunday Oct 14, 2018
Time: 7:20 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 33°
Approach: 33° above SW
Departure: 10° above SSE

2018-10-16 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 21:34
Date: Tuesday Oct 16, 2018
Time: 7:13 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 13° above SW
Departure: 10° above SSW

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