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Three CubeSats with Amateur Radio Payloads Deployed from ISS

ARRL News - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:59

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced that three CubeSats carrying Amateur Radio payloads, including one with a V/U linear transponder, were deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) on May 11 at around 1030 UTC.

Irazu (Costa Rica) and 1KUNS-PF (Kenya) carry beacon/telemetry in the 70-centimeter Amateur Radio band, while UBAKUSAT (Turkey) carries an Amateur Radio ...

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Amateur Radio Parity Act Language Inserted in National Defense Authorization Act

ARRL News - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:19

ARRL is praising the work of US Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), and Mike Rogers (R-AL) for their successful efforts in securing language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 that aids in the survival and growth of Amateur Radio by giving radio amateurs the right to install an outdoor antenna at their residences with the approval of th...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 07:46

Sunspots reappeared this week, after none on April 28 through May 3. Average daily sunspot numbers increased from 3.6 (last week) to 14.6 (May 3-9).

So far in 2018 56-percent of days were spotless. For all of 2017 the rate was about half or 28-percent, for the whole year, a total of 104 days. These numbers are according to spaceweather.com.

Seemingly counter-intuitively considering the slight ris...

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CQ World Wide DX Contest CW Logs to be Rescored Using Original Scoring Method

ARRL News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 15:10

A change in scoring methodology for handling duplicate contacts in the CW weekend of the 2017 CQ World Wide DX Contest led to an inconsistency with the standards by which logs submitted for the SSB weekend of the same contest were scored. After considerable discussion and debate among members of the CQ WW Contest Committee and consultation with CQ management, it was decided to restore the origi...

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Space Station Digital Amateur Television Signal Not Being Seen on the Ground

ARRL News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 14:36

The signal from the digital amateur television (DATV) transmitter aboard the International Space Station (ISS) cannot be detected on the ground, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has reported. The unit indicates that it is functioning, however. So far, ARISS has been at a loss to pin down the problem.

“A series of steps are currently being undertaken to try to diagnose the...

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Get on the Satellites for Field Day!

AMSAT news - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:57

Field Day is right around the corner!

Posted below with the ARRL’s permission is an article entitled “Get on the Satellites for ARRL Field Day” written by Sean Kutzko, KX9X, and published in the June 2018 issue of QST.

As a reminder, AMSAT runs a Field Day event concurrently with ARRL Field Day. For more information, please see https://www.amsat.org/field-day/.

Get on the Satellites for ARRL Field Day

 

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 07:00

“RF Loss” is the topic of the latest (May 10) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joel H...

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2018-05-10 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:34
Date: Thursday May 10, 2018
Time: 4:06 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 25°
Approach: 24° above NNW
Departure: 18° above NNE

2018-05-10 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:34
Date: Thursday May 10, 2018
Time: 5:42 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-05-11 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:34
Date: Friday May 11, 2018
Time: 3:15 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 22°
Approach: 22° above NNE
Departure: 19° above NNE

2018-05-11 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:34
Date: Friday May 11, 2018
Time: 4:49 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 11° above N

2018-05-12 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:34
Date: Saturday May 12, 2018
Time: 3:57 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 15° above NW
Departure: 14° above N

2018-05-12 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:34
Date: Saturday May 12, 2018
Time: 5:34 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 11° above NNE

2018-05-13 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:34
Date: Sunday May 13, 2018
Time: 3:07 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 18°
Approach: 18° above N
Departure: 18° above N

2018-05-13 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:34
Date: Sunday May 13, 2018
Time: 4:42 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 11° above N

2018-05-14 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:34
Date: Monday May 14, 2018
Time: 2:16 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above NE
Departure: 10° above NE

2018-05-14 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:34
Date: Monday May 14, 2018
Time: 3:49 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 11° above N

2018-05-14 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:34
Date: Monday May 14, 2018
Time: 5:26 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 13° above NNE

2018-05-15 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:34
Date: Tuesday May 15, 2018
Time: 2:58 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 15° above N
Departure: 13° above N

2018-05-15 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:34
Date: Tuesday May 15, 2018
Time: 4:34 AM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 11° above N

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