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2019-02-08 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 21:34
Date: Friday Feb 8, 2019
Time: 7:38 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 39°
Approach: 28° above W
Departure: 27° above S

2019-02-09 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 21:34
Date: Saturday Feb 9, 2019
Time: 6:45 PM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 78°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 11° above SE

2019-02-10 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 21:34
Date: Sunday Feb 10, 2019
Time: 7:33 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 15° above SW
Departure: 10° above SSW

2019-02-11 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 21:34
Date: Monday Feb 11, 2019
Time: 6:42 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 29°
Approach: 29° above SW
Departure: 11° above SSE

2019-02-13 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 21:34
Date: Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
Time: 6:36 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above SW
Departure: 10° above SSW

FCC Now Processing Amateur Radio Applications

ARRL News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 14:27

The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator said today that the FCC has begun processing Amateur Radio applications for the first time since early January, when it shut down because of the lapse in funding.

“The FCC worked through its backlog very quickly, and started processing our files about noon today,” Assistant ARRL VEC Manager Amanda Grimaldi, N1NHL, said on Wednesday. “We’re slowly submittin...

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Amendment Aims to Promote CITEL/CEPT Amateur Radio Operating Reciprocity

ARRL News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 14:22

Chile recently became the third country to sign the Amendment of the Inter-American Convention on the use of an International Amateur Radio Permit (IARP). Once the Amendment is in effect, Chile and other Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) signatories may offer reciprocal Amateur Radio privileges to Amateur Radio licensees from European Conference of Postal and Telecommunication...

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FCC Resets Filing Deadlines, Receipt Dates in Wake of Government Shutdown

ARRL News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:51

As it attempts to dig out from beneath a blizzard of applications from all services, the FCC has reset some filing deadlines and established new receipt dates. Certain electronic filing and database systems, including the Universal Licensing System (ULS) that Amateur Radio licensees use, were unavailable or not supported from January 3 until January 28, 2019. As the shutdown began, the FCC had ...

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NEXUS designated as Fuji-OSCAR 99

AMSAT news - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:41

On January 18, 2019, NEXUS was launched on an Epsilon launch vehicle from the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center in Japan. NEXUS (NExt generation X Unique Satellite) is a satellite developed jointly by Nihon University College of Science and Technology and the Japan Amateur Satellite Association (JAMSAT).

NEXUS demonstrates several new amateur satellite communication technologies, and includes a mode V/u linear transponder.  Telemetry has been received and decoded around the world since the launch, and the transponder was successfully tested on January 26th. More information may be found at http://sat.aero.cst.nihon-u.ac.jp/nexus/E0_Top.html

At the request of the Nihon University College of Science and Technology and JAMSAT, AMSAT hereby designates NEXUS as Fuji-OSCAR 99 (FO-99). We congratulate the owners and operators of FO-99, thank them for their contribution to the amateur satellite community, and wish them continued success on this and future projects.

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National Weather Service Dropping High Seas and Storm Warnings on WWV/WWVH

ARRL News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:41

The National Weather Service (NWS) is discontinuing its high seas and storm warnings transmitted via National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) WWV/WWVH time and frequency-standard HF transmissions, starting January 31 at 1800 UTC. The NWS warnings are aimed at the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific.

“This service is being terminated because weather information in the current...

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The FCC is Back in Business

ARRL News - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 09:06

In the wake of the more-than-month-long partial government shutdown, the FCC has said it would begin processing the Amateur Radio application backlogs starting today, January 29, in addition to the other applications that have built up. Information released before the shutdown said the FCC would take the first day it was open, Monday, January 28, to get idle systems up and running again.

“The FC...

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Europe’s Youngsters on the Air Enthusiasm Breeds Contesting Exuberance in US

ARRL News - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 08:59

Some of the enthusiasm engendered by Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) in International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 (Europe and Africa) has spilled over into IARU Region 2 (the Americas). A group of a half-dozen young radio operators calling itself “Team Exuberance” will visit the contest superstation of Tim Duffy, K3LR, in late March for the CQ World Wide WPX SSB event. The team was inspire...

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2019-01-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 19:34
Date: Monday Jan 28, 2019
Time: 7:22 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 13° above N

2019-01-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 19:34
Date: Tuesday Jan 29, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 11° above NW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2019-01-30 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Jan 30, 2019
Time: 7:17 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 11° above N

2019-01-31 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 19:34
Date: Thursday Jan 31, 2019
Time: 6:25 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2019-02-01 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 19:34
Date: Friday Feb 1, 2019
Time: 7:11 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 12° above N

2019-02-02 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 19:34
Date: Saturday Feb 2, 2019
Time: 6:19 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2019-02-02 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 19:34
Date: Saturday Feb 2, 2019
Time: 7:55 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 12° above NNW

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