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ARRL Announces Mobile DXCC Operating Award

ARRL News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 07:50

ARRL this week announced a Mobile DXCC Operating Award, available to radio amateurs who have contacted at least 100 DXCC entities from a working vehicle, with antennas and power source capable of operating while in motion. ARRL Radiosport Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, advised those pursuing the award to put safety first.

“Distracted driving is a serious concern, so we hope all mobile operators exer...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 07:23

Compared to the previous seven days, solar activity increased in the first week of February. There were two days with no sunspots, February 1 and 3. On February 2 a new sunspot region emerged, but by the next day it had disappeared. Another sunspot region appeared on February 4, and the area it covered on February 4-7 was 80, 130, 160 and 200 millionths of the solar hemisphere.

We haven’t seen a...

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NBC News Left Field Report Says Hams “Could Save Our Lives” in a Disaster

ARRL News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 15:41

A team from NBC News’ nascent digital news unit Left Field was in Hawaii to visit with some radio amateurs to produce a report when the false nuclear missile alert happened on January 13.

Left Field’s report points out how much we rely on cell phones and 21st century technology…and what we would do if these suddenly were no longer available. Amateur Radio operators “are standing at the ready and...

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2018-02-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 21:34
Date: Wednesday Feb 7, 2018
Time: 6:21 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 11° above NNE
Departure: 10° above NE

2018-02-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 21:34
Date: Wednesday Feb 7, 2018
Time: 7:54 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 20° above NNW

2018-02-08 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 21:34
Date: Thursday Feb 8, 2018
Time: 7:02 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 22°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 20° above NE

2018-02-08 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 21:34
Date: Thursday Feb 8, 2018
Time: 8:38 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above WNW
Departure: 10° above WNW

2018-02-09 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 21:34
Date: Friday Feb 9, 2018
Time: 7:46 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 59°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 59° above NNW

2018-02-10 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 21:34
Date: Saturday Feb 10, 2018
Time: 6:54 PM
Duration: 5 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 41°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 19° above E

2018-02-11 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 21:34
Date: Sunday Feb 11, 2018
Time: 7:40 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 40°
Approach: 29° above W
Departure: 26° above S

2018-02-12 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 21:34
Date: Monday Feb 12, 2018
Time: 6:46 PM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 83°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 10° above SE

2018-02-13 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 21:34
Date: Tuesday Feb 13, 2018
Time: 7:33 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 16° above SW
Departure: 11° above SSW

2018-02-14 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 21:34
Date: Wednesday Feb 14, 2018
Time: 6:41 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 31°
Approach: 31° above SW
Departure: 11° above SSE

2018-02-16 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 21:34
Date: Friday Feb 16, 2018
Time: 6:34 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 12° above SW
Departure: 10° above SSW

ARRL Foundation Announces Joel R. Miller (W7PDX) and Martha C. Miller STEM Scholarship

ARRL News - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:47

The ARRL Foundation has announced a new scholarship, the Joel R. Miller (W7PDX) and Martha C. Miller STEM Scholarship. Endowed through the generosity of Joel R. Miller, W7PDX, and Martha C. Miller, this scholarship is intended to supplement the educational expenses of an Amateur Radio operator pursuing higher education. The ARRL Foundation will administer the scholarship, which is $1,000 annual...

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2018-02-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:34
Date: Monday Feb 5, 2018
Time: 6:26 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-02-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:34
Date: Monday Feb 5, 2018
Time: 8:02 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 11° above NNW

2018-02-06 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:34
Date: Tuesday Feb 6, 2018
Time: 7:10 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 15° above NNE

2018-02-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Feb 7, 2018
Time: 6:21 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 11° above NNE
Departure: 10° above NE

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