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FCC Agrees to 90-Day Pause in Consideration of WT Docket 16-239

ARRL News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 07:49

It has been almost six years since the ARRL requested the FCC to
consider changes to the Amateur digital rules in 11-708 and almost three years since the ARRL filed comments in the resultant proceeding, identified by the FCC as 16-239.

The Commission's proposed changes differed from the ARRL's initial filing and caused the ARRL to be concerned about possible interference to current users resultin...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 07:42

Sunspots have been coming and going, and now this week they returned. The spots that returned didn't last long, though.

No sunspots were seen from January 31 through March 4, then from March 13-17, and again March 25-30. They returned on Sunday, March 31 but only lasted four days, through Wednesday, April 3. Sunspot numbers over that period were 14, 17, 18 and 17.

Average daily sunspot numbers de...

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ARRL Seeks Contest Program Manager

ARRL News - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 14:55

ARRL is inviting qualified candidates to apply for the position of Contest Program Manager. This is a permanent, full-time position at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut.

The Contest Program Manager is responsible for all aspects of ARRL’s Contest Program, including receipt and processing of entries, quality of results, awards fulfillment, public outreach, program development and promot...

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So Now What?

ARRL News - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 06:00

“Covering the Rules on Calling CQ” is the focus of the new (April 4) episode of the “So Now What?“ podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers. If you’re a newly licensed Amateur Radio operator, chances are you have lots of questions. This biweekly podcast has answers! “So Now What?” offers insights from those who’ve been just where you are now. New episodes will be posted every other Thursday, alterna...

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2019-04-03 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 23:34
Date: Wednesday Apr 3, 2019
Time: 8:20 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NE

2019-04-03 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 23:34
Date: Wednesday Apr 3, 2019
Time: 9:57 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 34°
Approach: 18° above NNW
Departure: 34° above N

2019-04-04 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 23:34
Date: Thursday Apr 4, 2019
Time: 9:06 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 26°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 19° above ENE

2019-04-04 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 23:34
Date: Thursday Apr 4, 2019
Time: 10:43 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 14°
Approach: 14° above WNW
Departure: 14° above WNW

2019-04-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 23:34
Date: Friday Apr 5, 2019
Time: 9:53 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 57°
Approach: 28° above WNW
Departure: 57° above WNW

2019-04-06 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 23:34
Date: Saturday Apr 6, 2019
Time: 9:02 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 56°
Approach: 22° above NW
Departure: 22° above ESE

2019-04-06 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 23:34
Date: Saturday Apr 6, 2019
Time: 10:38 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 11° above W
Departure: 11° above W

2019-04-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 23:34
Date: Sunday Apr 7, 2019
Time: 9:48 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 28°
Approach: 18° above W
Departure: 27° above SSW

2019-04-08 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 23:34
Date: Monday Apr 8, 2019
Time: 8:58 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 54°
Approach: 39° above W
Departure: 15° above SE

2019-04-09 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 23:34
Date: Tuesday Apr 9, 2019
Time: 9:44 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above WSW
Departure: 10° above SW

2019-04-10 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 23:34
Date: Wednesday Apr 10, 2019
Time: 8:53 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 18° above WSW
Departure: 11° above S

Petition for Rule Making Calls for “Amateur Digital Mode Transparency”

ARRL News - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 05:25

The FCC is accepting comments on a Petition for Rule Making (RM-11831) seeking to amend FCC Part 97 rules that require all ham radio digital transmissions to use techniques “whose technical characteristics have been documented publicly.” The Petition, filed by Ron Kolarik, K0IDT, of Lincoln, Nebraska, expresses concerns that some currently used digital modes are not readily and freely able to b...

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Florida ARES, State of Florida Considering Memorandum of Understanding

ARRL News - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 05:11

Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES®) Section Emergency Coordinators (SEC) from the ARRL Northern, West Central, and Southern Florida sections met recently with state Emergency Management Communication leaders to discuss improved integration of Amateur Radio during emergencies.

A draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ARES and the State of Florida was presented for further considerat...

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2019-04-01 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 23:34
Date: Monday Apr 1, 2019
Time: 8:25 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2019-04-01 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 23:34
Date: Monday Apr 1, 2019
Time: 10:01 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 20° above N

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