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2017-12-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 23:34
Date: Friday Dec 29, 2017
Time: 5:55 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 41°
Approach: 40° above SSE
Departure: 10° above ENE

2017-12-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 23:34
Date: Friday Dec 29, 2017
Time: 7:29 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 25°
Approach: 11° above W
Departure: 25° above NW

2017-12-30 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 23:34
Date: Saturday Dec 30, 2017
Time: 6:38 AM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 41°
Approach: 29° above WNW
Departure: 11° above NE

2017-12-31 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 23:34
Date: Sunday Dec 31, 2017
Time: 5:49 AM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 24°
Approach: 24° above NE
Departure: 10° above NE

2017-12-31 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 23:34
Date: Sunday Dec 31, 2017
Time: 7:22 AM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 11° above WNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

More Room to be Available for Hamvention® at Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center

ARRL News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 08:32

Hamvention® reports that the Greene County Commissioners and the Greene County Fair Board have approved the construction of a new building at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, the new Hamvention venue in Xenia, Ohio.

“Greene County officials have decided to move forward with construction of a new building, as it will continue to expand their presence in the region as a world-class E...

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Vietnam Vet, Radio Amateur Granted Dying Wish to Get on the Air One More Time

ARRL News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 07:39

Vietnam War veteran John Nugent, WA2EQJ, got on the air for what likely will be his final time earlier this month, thanks to help from the Amateur Radio community. The 75-year old US Army Signal Corps veteran, who has cancer, lives at the James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Illinois. Licensed since he was 16, he told a social worker at the facility that one item on his “...

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Veteran DARC Monitoring System Coordinator Ulrich “Uli” Bihlmayer, DJ9KR, SK

ARRL News - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 07:37

Ulrich “Uli” Bihlmayer, DJ9KR, who was active in the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club’s (DARC) Monitoring System for more than 40 years, died on December 16. Bihlmayer headed the DARC program from 1986 until 2012, and he also served as Deputy Coordinator of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (Intruder Watch) (IARUMS). He also helped to promote international g...

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US Schools, Groups Move Into Phase 2 of ARISS Selections

ARRL News - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 13:36

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced that 13 schools or organizations will advance to the next phase of planning to host Amateur Radio contacts with the ISS during the second half of 2018. The new ARISS-US Education Committee selected the 13 applicants from a field of 25. ARISS anticipates that NASA will be able to provide scheduling opportunities from July to ...

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New IARU Region 2 Intruder Watch Coordinator Named

ARRL News - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:24

Carlos Beviglia, LU1BCE, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, takes over as the International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU R2) Monitoring System Coordinator on January 1. The Region 2 Monitoring System has been inactive recently.

Licensed at age 16 in 1979, he represents the third generation of radio amateurs in his family that began with his grandfather, LU2BJ, in 1927, and that he hopes will cont...

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FCC Penalizes Marketer of Ham-Band Drone Audio-Visual Transmitters

ARRL News - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:22

The FCC has imposed a $180,000 civil penalty on a Sarasota, Florida, company that had been marketing noncompliant audio-visual transmitters intended for use on drones in violation of the Commission’s Amateur Service and marketing rules. In an Order released on December 19, the FCC explained that Lumenier Holdco LLC (formerly known as FPV Manuals LLC) was advertising and marketing uncertified AV...

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