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2019-06-08 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 21:34
Date: Saturday Jun 8, 2019
Time: 9:48 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above WSW
Departure: 10° above SSW

The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 13:54
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No Edition of The ARRL Letter on May 30

ARRL News - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 13:49

The ARRL Letter will not be published on Thursday, May 30, and there will be no edition of ARRL Audio News on Friday, May 31. Both will return next week.

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RSGB Cricket World Cup Radio Marathon Set

ARRL News - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 11:57

The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) has announced a Cricket World Cup Amateur Radio Marathon, from May 30 until July 14. The Cricket World Cup will take place in England and Wales. UK and international call signs will be active on nine HF bands on SSB, CW, and digital modes. Award certificates will be offered based on the number of contacts made with the special UK and international stati...

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Special Event Station Chain to Mark 75th Anniversary of D-Day

ARRL News - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 11:41

June 6 will mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord during World War II and the D-Day landings in Normandy. To commemorate those who took part, a small team from the Torbay Amateur Radio Society (TARS) in England is organizing a chain of five special event stations along the UK’s southern coastline. Each will be based in the geographical area of a beach-landing force point of departure ...

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Ohio ARES Active in Wake of Tornadoes that Badly Damaged Hara Arena

ARRL News - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 11:25

Hara Arena, in Trotwood, Ohio, which served as the home for Dayton Hamvention® for more than six decades, was among the structures damaged when tornadoes swept through the Dayton area on Memorial Day. According to a report from WHIO TV, Hara Arena suffered extensive damage. Drone video showed that the roof and side of the structure had been blown off in several places. Hamvention relocated to t...

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AMSAT, ARISS Veteran Keith D. Pugh, W5IU, SK

ARRL News - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 10:05

An AMSAT and ARISS engineering veteran, Keith Pugh, W5IU, of Fort Worth, Texas, died on May 24. An ARRL Life Member, he was 80.

Born and raised in Dodge City, Kansas, Pugh was licensed in 1953. Amateur Radio strongly influenced his decision to pursue a career in electrical engineering, and he earned a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering degree at Kansas State University in 1961. He moved...

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WX4NHC Annual Hurricane Season Station Test Set for June 1

ARRL News - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 15:26

WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, will conduct its annual station test on Saturday, June 1, the first day of hurricane season. WX4NHC will operate from 1300 to 2100 UTC.

“This will be our 39th year of public service at NHC,” said WX4NHC Amateur Radio Assistant Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R. The event is aimed at testing Amateur Radio equipment, antenn...

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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

ARRL News - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 09:39

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

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The 2019 Atlanta Hamfest has been Cancelled

ARRL News - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 09:14

The Atlanta Hamfest, set for June 1 in Marietta, Georgia, has been cancelled, according to the Hamfest Committee of the Atlanta Radio Club and the Kennehoochee Amateur Radio Club.

“It’s every event organizer’s worst nightmare to have to cancel an event for things other than weather, and this was not done lightly,” said Atlanta Hamfest Chair John Talipsky, N3ACK. The Atlanta Hamfest is also the A...

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ARRL Headquarters will be Closed on Monday, May 27

ARRL News - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 08:19

ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions on that day. ARRL Headquarters will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, at 8 AM EDT. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 07:37

May 18 was the last day we saw sunspot activity, after more than two weeks with daily sunspots visible. Average daily sunspot number declined to 5.3 this week following 22.7 during the previous week. Average daily solar flux declined from 75.7 to 69.8.

Geomagnetic conditions were quieter, with average daily planetary A index declining from 13 to 5.

Predicted solar flux over the next 45 days is 67...

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LoTW Now Accepting FT4 Contacts

ARRL News - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 13:28

The latest TQSL update (Config.xml version 11.8), released on May 22, includes FT4 as a submode of MFSK. It also adds AISAT-1 and PO-101 in the satellite category.

As of May 23, 1,048,281,611 contact records have been entered into the system, resulting in 200,387,247 contact confirmations. LoTW has 118,328 users. 

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 06:00
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2019-05-22 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday May 22, 2019
Time: 9:15 PM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 42°
Approach: 10° above WSW
Departure: 11° above NE

2019-05-22 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday May 22, 2019
Time: 10:56 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 13° above N
Departure: 10° above NNE

2019-05-23 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 19:34
Date: Thursday May 23, 2019
Time: 00:34 AM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 12° above N
Departure: 10° above NE

2019-05-23 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 19:34
Date: Thursday May 23, 2019
Time: 10:06 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 16° above N
Departure: 11° above NNE

2019-05-23 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 19:34
Date: Thursday May 23, 2019
Time: 11:43 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 11° above N
Departure: 10° above NNE

2019-05-24 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 19:34
Date: Friday May 24, 2019
Time: 1:18 AM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 17°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 17° above NNW

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