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Ham Radio Magazine Cofounder, Publisher Skip Tenney, W1NLB, SK

ARRL News - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 11:57

Ham Radio Magazine cofounder and publisher Skip Tenney, W1NLB, of Francestown, New Hampshire, died on August 4 after a period of declining health. He was 89. In 1968, Tenney and Jim Fisk, W1DTY (SK), joined forces to publish Ham Radio Magazine, which was published for 23 years.

Tenney launched the spin-off Ham Radio Report, edited by Joe Schroeder, W9JUV (SK), a weekly Amateur Radio newsletter, ...

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Ninth YOTA Summer Camp Gets Under Way on August 11

ARRL News - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 08:55

Up to 80 young radio amateurs, primarily from IARU Region 1 but including participants from other parts of the world, will gather in Bulgaria on August 11 for the ninth annual Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Summer Camp. Special call sign LZ19YOTA will be on the air during the weeklong event, hosted by the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA).

The event offers an opportunity for the partic...

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So Now What? Podcast

ARRL News - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 07:00

"SATERN’S involvement in the hurricane season using Amateur Radio" is the focus of the new (August 8) episode of the So Now What? podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers.

If you’re a newly licensed Amateur Radio operator, chances are you have lots of questions. This biweekly podcast has answers! So Now What? offers insights from those who’ve been just where you are now. New episodes will be posted e...

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AMSAT 50th Anniversary Space Symposium Banquet Speakers Announced

ARRL News - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 16:18

Tickets now are available for the AMSAT Symposium Saturday evening banquet on Saturday, October 19. A panel of guest speakers will present “The Foundations of AMSAT” followed by a question-and-answer session.

Guest speakers will include Lance Ginner, K6GSJ (Project OSCAR); George Jacobs, W3ASK (author, diplomat); Perry Klein, W3PK (AMSAT founding president); Owen Mace (Australis-OSCAR 5 builder)...

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First ARRL Centurion Award Winner “Fritz” Nitsch, W4NTO, SK

ARRL News - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 13:12

ARRL member and honoree Reynold L. “Fritz” Nitsch, W4NTO, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, died on August 5 following a brief illness. He was 100 years old. Nitsch was the first recipient of the ARRL Board of Directors’ Centurion Award in recognition of his centenarian status and of his almost half-century of continuous activity in the ARRL Field Organization as an Official Observer, an Official...

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ARRL Dayton Hamvention Videos Available

ARRL News - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 12:55

Video recordings of presentations made by several ARRL officials at the 2019 Dayton Hamvention® and ARRL National Convention are now available for viewing on the ARRL YouTube channel. Most of the videos were shot and edited by ARRL Great Lakes Division Vice Director Tom Delaney, W8WTD, with assistance from David Vine, WA1EAW, during the ARRL Members Forum and during other ARRL-sponsored forums ...

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2019-08-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 23:34
Date: Monday Aug 5, 2019
Time: 9:24 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 87°
Approach: 44° above NW
Departure: 11° above SE

2019-08-06 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 23:34
Date: Tuesday Aug 6, 2019
Time: 10:10 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 11° above W
Departure: 13° above SSW

2019-08-06 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 23:34
Date: Tuesday Aug 6, 2019
Time: 10:15 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 17°
Approach: 11° above W
Departure: 13° above SSW

2019-08-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 23:34
Date: Wednesday Aug 7, 2019
Time: 9:22 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 29°
Approach: 24° above W
Departure: 11° above SSE

2019-08-07 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 23:34
Date: Wednesday Aug 7, 2019
Time: 9:46 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 15° above W
Departure: 11° above S

2019-08-08 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 23:34
Date: Thursday Aug 8, 2019
Time: 9:17 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 23°
Approach: 19° above WSW
Departure: 11° above S

2019-08-09 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 23:34
Date: Friday Aug 9, 2019
Time: 9:20 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above WSW
Departure: 10° above SW

AMSAT and ARISS Designing Amateur Radio System for Lunar Gateway

ARRL News - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 13:37

Details are still being fleshed out, but AMSAT and ARISS are working on the design of an Amateur Radio system for NASA’s Lunar Gateway. As NASA explains, the Gateway “will be a small spaceship in orbit around the moon that will provide access to more of the lunar surface than ever before with living quarters for astronauts, a lab for science and research, ports for visiting spacecraft, and more...

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Arizona ARES Volunteers Support Communication during Arizona Wildland Fire

ARRL News - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 12:39

Members of the Coconino County Amateur Radio Club (CARC) in Arizona activated on July 21 as winds accelerated the Museum Fire beyond 50 acres, triggering the activation of the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Members of the club, many of them ARES volunteers, staffed the EOC. The fire appears to have been named for its proximity to the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Arizona Histo...

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ARRL Member Had Role in Promising RF Treatment Device for Alzheimer’s

ARRL News - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 11:55

ARRL member Eric Knight, KB1EHE, played a role in the development of an RF-based Alzheimer’s disease treatment that now shows great promise. A study published today in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease following a months-long FDA clinical trial of the treatment protocol concluded that memory decline in most patients “appeared to have been reversed to cognitive levels equivalent to 12 months ea...

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AMSAT and ARISS Designing Amateur Radio System for Lunar Gateway

AMSAT news - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 10:20

As announced at the AMSAT Forun at the Dayton Hamvention, AMSAT and ARISS are working on the design of a ham radio system for NASA’s Lunar Gateway. The Gateway will be a small spaceship in orbit around the Moon that will provide access to more of the lunar surface than ever before with living quarters for astronauts, a lab for science and research, ports for visiting spacecraft, and more. First sections of the Gateway are scheduled for launch in 2022.

To make this happen we are leveraging the work and expertise of the world-wide AMSAT organizations and the international ARISS community in this endeavor. We have an international team working this and are meeting 2x a month to mature the concept. In May we presented our solid concept to NASA and got great, positive feedback. This was followed up a few weeks later at the ARISS-I meeting at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in Montreal where we received great feedback from the CSA Gateway Program Manager after he saw our presentation.

The AREx (Amateur Radio Exploration) team have done some really good work. The challenge for amateurs will be on the order of a 30 dB signal path loss as compared to LEO. But the link margins on our design seem to close.

AMSAT NA, UK & DL and ARISS-together — are working this phenomenal ham radio challenge. Come to the AMSAT Symposium in DC to hear more.

Lunar Orbit Gateway Configuration

To help make this project a reality, please consider a one time or recurring donation to ARISS today.

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50th Anniversary AMSAT Space Symposium Banquet Speakers Announced, Tickets Now Available

AMSAT news - Mon, 08/05/2019 - 15:37

AMSAT is pleased to announce that the AMSAT Symposium Saturday Evening Banquet on Saturday, October 19th will feature a panel of guest speakers presenting “The Foundations of AMSAT” followed by a question and answer period. Guest speakers will include:

Lance Ginner, K6GSJ (Project OSCAR)
George Jacobs, W3ASK (Author, Diplomat)
Dr. Perry Klein, W3PK (Founding President of AMSAT)
Dr. Owen Mace (Australis-OSCAR 5 Builder, University of Melbourne)
Richard Tonkin (Australis-OSCAR 5 Builder, University of Melbourne)
Jan King, W3GEY (Founding member of AMSAT and Australis-OSCAR 5 Project Manager)

The 50th Anniversary AMSAT Space Symposium and General Meeting will be held on Friday through Sunday, October 18-20, 2019, in Arlington, Virginia at The Hilton Arlington. Symposium registration is available for $60 from now until September 15th. Banquet tickets are $55. Tickets are now available on the AMSAT Store at https://www.amsat.org/product-category/amsat-symposium/

Tickets are also now available for the Sunday tour. On Sunday, October 20th, a bus tour will take attendees to the the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, an annex of the National Air and Space Museum. Two large hangars display thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and the Space Shuttle Discovery. Bus capacity is limited to 35 attendees. Tickets are $30 per person. Attendees who wish to drive may also join the tour group. Parking at the Udvar-Hazy Center is $15.

On Monday, October 21st, AMSAT President Joe Spier, K6WAO, will lead a walking tour of the National Mall. No reservations are required. Transportation to the National Mall will be via the Washington Metro.

Additional information, including hotel reservation information is available at https://www.amsat.org/amsat-symposium/

 

DCUdvar-Hazy Center

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FCC Seeks Electronics Engineer in Enforcement Bureau

ARRL News - Mon, 08/05/2019 - 09:18

The FCC is seeking to hire an electronics engineer for a full-time, permanent position at the Commission’s Enforcement Bureau, Office of Field Director in Columbia, Maryland.

The incumbent resolves RF interference, educates users, enforces regulations, and investigates all services for violations. This individual serves as a point of contact for FCC licensees in matters of fixed and mobile radi...

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