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2019-08-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:34
Date: Wednesday Aug 28, 2019
Time: 5:48 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 60°
Approach: 23° above SSW
Departure: 34° above ENE

2019-08-28 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:34
Date: Wednesday Aug 28, 2019
Time: 6:27 AM
Duration: 5 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 72°
Approach: 10° above WSW
Departure: 35° above NE

2019-08-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:34
Date: Thursday Aug 29, 2019
Time: 5:01 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 32°
Approach: 32° above SE
Departure: 20° above E

2019-08-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:34
Date: Thursday Aug 29, 2019
Time: 6:35 AM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 22°
Approach: 11° above W
Departure: 22° above WNW

FCC Dismisses ARRL, AMSAT Requests in Small Satellite Proceeding

ARRL News - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:15

An FCC Report and Order (R&O) released August 2 in the so-called “small satellite” rulemaking proceeding, IB Docket 18-86, failed to address concerns expressed by ARRL and AMSAT. Both organizations filed comments on the FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the proceeding last year, seeking changes in the FCCs interpretations and procedures affecting satellites operating on Amateur Satell...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 07:20

No sunspots were visible over the recent reporting week, Thursday through Wednesday, August 8 through 14.

According to Spaceweather.com, 67% of the days so far in 2019 have been spotless, and for all of 2018 it was 61%. In the previous solar minimum in 2008 and 2009 the spotless days ran 73% and 71%, respectively.

Solar flux has been minimal and unremarkable, with average daily solar flux changin...

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FCC Staff Recommends Designating 988 as National Suicide, Mental Health Crisis Hotline

ARRL News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:16

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau and its Office of Economics and Analytics have sent a report to Congress that recommends that the Commission considers designating 988 as a three-digit emergency code for a nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The report, mandated by the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, finds that such a three-digit number “would ...

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Chinese Satellite Profiles Earth’s RF Spectrum as Seen from Lunar Orbit

ARRL News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 13:30

The Chinese DSLWP-B (LO-94) satellite that had been in lunar orbit provided a profile of Earth’s HF spectrum as seen from the moon. The microsatellite subsequently was crashed into the moon’s surface after having completed its mission. DSLWP stands for “Discovering the Sky at Longest Wavelengths Pathfinder.” Among other things, DSLWP-B was designed to test low-frequency radio astronomy and spac...

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Ulrich L. Rohde, N1UL, Named as Honorary Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers

ARRL News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:56

The Governing Council of India's Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) has conferred its Honorary Fellowship on noted researcher Ulrich Rohde, N1UL. The IETE is a prominent professional society in the field of electronics, telecommunication computer science/engineering, broadcasting, information technology, and related areas.

The Honorary Fellowship is accorded to an ...

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22nd International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend Set for August 17 – 18

ARRL News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:54

Amateur Radio operations at some 400 lighthouses and lightships will commence on August 17 as the 22nd International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) activity gets under way. Germany and the US lead the field in registered operations.

New this year is the US Virgin Islands’ Buck Island Lighthouse, built by the Danish government shortly Denmark sold the islands to the US in 1917, and they beca...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 06:00
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Dayton Hamvention Radio Club of the Year to Hold Ham Bootcamp at New England Convention

ARRL News - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:41

The Nashua (New Hampshire) Area Radio Society (NARS) will conduct a free Ham Bootcamp at the ARRL New England Division Convention next month to encourage and assist new and inexperienced radio amateurs in becoming more active and engaged in the various facets of ham radio. NARS, the Dayton Hamvention® Club of the Year for 2019, operated a guest exhibit for ARRL at this year’s show. It will also...

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Results Posted for USA, IARU Region 2 ARDF Championships in North Carolina

ARRL News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 16:11

The results of the 19th USA ARDF Championships and 10th IARU Region 2 ARDF Championships in Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) are now in the record books. The joint event was held earlier this month in North Carolina. Results from these championships will factor into the equation to determine the makeup of ARDF Team USA at the 20th ARDF World Championships, set for September 2020 in Serbia...

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ARRL Board Confers Awards

ARRL News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:31
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ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program Application Window Opens on September 1

ARRL News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 04:21

Applications for the 2020 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted between September 1 and December 31, 2019. All applicants must be FCC-licensed radio amateurs, and many scholarships have other specific requirements, such as intended area of study, residence within a particular ARRL Division, Section or state, and license class. Applicants should review the scholarships and check o...

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2019-08-06 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 03:34
Date: Tuesday Aug 6, 2019
Time: 10:14 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 18°
Approach: 11° above W
Departure: 14° above SSW

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