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2018-04-10 PROGRESS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:34
Date: Tuesday Apr 10, 2018
Time: 9:14 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 70°
Approach: 31° above WNW
Departure: 24° above SE

2018-04-10 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:34
Date: Tuesday Apr 10, 2018
Time: 10:13 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 11° above W
Departure: 15° above WSW

2018-04-11 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:34
Date: Wednesday Apr 11, 2018
Time: 9:21 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 31°
Approach: 22° above W
Departure: 16° above S

2018-04-11 PROGRESS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:34
Date: Wednesday Apr 11, 2018
Time: 9:59 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 14°
Approach: 10° above W
Departure: 13° above SW

2018-04-12 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:34
Date: Thursday Apr 12, 2018
Time: 8:30 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 63°
Approach: 61° above WSW
Departure: 10° above SE

2018-04-12 PROGRESS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:34
Date: Thursday Apr 12, 2018
Time: 9:10 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 26°
Approach: 22° above WSW
Departure: 11° above S

2018-04-13 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:34
Date: Friday Apr 13, 2018
Time: 9:13 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 11° above WSW
Departure: 10° above SSW

2018-04-14 PROGRESS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:34
Date: Saturday Apr 14, 2018
Time: 9:05 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above WSW
Departure: 10° above SW

ARISS-Russia International Space Station Slow-Scan Television (SSTV) Event Set

ARRL News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:19

ARISS-Russia will mark Cosmonautics Day (International Day of Human Space Flight) with special SSTV transmissions from the International Space Station. Transmissions are to begin on April 11 at 1130 UTC and run through April 14 at 1820 UTC.

Images from the Interkosmos Project period of the Soviet space program have been stored on a computer in the ISS Russian segment, and these are transmitted t...

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Major Rove by Satellite Ops Could Make Rare Grids Squares Available

ARRL News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:10

2018 ARRL International Grid Chase (IGC) participants take note: satellite operators Doug Tabor, N6UA, and Ken Alexander, VE3HLS, will travel to the James Bay area of Québec, Canada, in early May, activating as many FO grid squares as are accessible by road in the limited time they have. The plan is to arrive in FO on May 6 and spend 7 or 8 days activating grids. The area is extremely remote.

Th...

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Second Public Test of FT8 DXpedition Mode Demonstrates High Contact Rates Possible

ARRL News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 07:56

The second public test of FT8 DXpedition Mode has shown that the mock DXpedition stations (“Foxes”) were able to work the pileups of callers (“Hounds”) at a fairly good clip. Logged data showed that 390 unique stations were copied by one or more of the three Foxes. FT8 is part of the WSJT-X digital software suite. Ned Stearns, AA7A, the operator at W7/KH7Z, learned to manage queues of calling s...

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ARRL VEC Conducts First-Ever Amateur Radio Licensing Exam Session in Cambodia

ARRL News - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 07:32

The first ARRL VEC Amateur Radio examination session in Cambodia was held on April 5. The session resulted in two new Technician licensees, both Cambodian nationals, and one university professor who tested all the way to Amateur Extra-class in a single bound. Currently, no path exists for Cambodians to obtain an Amateur Radio license in that Southeast Asia nation, but qualifying for an FCC-issu...

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New ISS Crew Member’s Ham Radio Contact to Highlight a Wider Educational Effort

ARRL News - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:06

Recent International Space Station (ISS) arrival Ricky Arnold, KE5DAU, will take the mic of the station’s NA1SS on April 10 to answer questions posed by students at Pinson Valley High School in Alabama, where ham radio already has a foothold. Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) will sponsor the ham radio event with Arnold, who arrived on station on March 23 with Drew Feuste...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 07:59

We only saw sunspots over two days of this past week, March 30 and 31 when the daily sunspot numbers were 11 and 12. There were no sunspots during the previous week, so the average daily sunspot number rose from 0 to 3.3.

Average daily solar flux changed from 68.2 to 68.6.

Geomagnetic indicators were quiet, with average daily planetary A index declining from 10.6 to 5, and average mid-latitude A ...

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ARRL Searching for its Next CEO

ARRL News - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 12:38

ARRL is seeking a full-time Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Newington, Connecticut, to direct its day-to-day activities. ARRL has 159,000 members, an annual budget of $15 million, 90 paid employees, a nationwide network of volunteers, and an elected board of 15 directors. ARRL publishes a monthly membership journal, QST, as well as many publications on radio-related topics; sponsors educationa...

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2018-04-04 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 07:34
Date: Wednesday Apr 4, 2018
Time: 9:00 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NE

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