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2018-02-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 23:34
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 - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 23:34
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 - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 23:34
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 - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 23:34
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 - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 23:34
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 - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 23:34
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 - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 23:34
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 - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 23:34
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 - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 23:34
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 - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 23:34
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

Z60A Fielding Three Stations to Handle Huge Pileups for New DXCC #1

ARRL News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 15:12

Three Z60A stations are up and running with DL3DXX, DL5CW, DJ5IW, IK0FVC, and VE7NY handling operating duties. The special activation to mark the addition of the Republic of Kosovo to the DXCC List has reached 50,000 contacts and counting.

Z60A is operating split and is not listening on its transmit frequency! Pay attention to operators' instructions!

The Z60A activation will culminate on Kosovo’...

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Volunteers Invited to Assist in 2018 Boston Marathon

ARRL News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:35

Opportunities for Amateur Radio and non-amateur volunteers are available for the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, sponsored by the Boston Athletic Association (BAA). Amateur Radio volunteers are needed for starting line, course, and finish line positions, and non-amateur volunteers are wanted for medical transportation and various other medical and logistical roles. Vol...

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ARRL Board Meeting Minutes Posted

ARRL News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:47

The minutes of the 2018 ARRL Annual Board of Directors Meeting held January 19-20, 2018, are now available on the ARRL website. 

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Wireless Institute of Australia Seeks Amateur Radio Power Increase

ARRL News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:34

The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) is seeking a power increase for radio amateurs. WIA is pushing telecommunications regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to bump up maximum power levels for all three licenses classes to 50 W for Foundation licensees, 200 W for Standard licensees, and 1,500 W for Advanced licensees.

WIA Board member Justin Giles-Clark, VK7TW, ...

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NOAA Seeks Comments on Discontinuing WWV-WWVH North Atlantic and North Pacific Marine Storm Warnings

ARRL News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:33

NOAA is once again considering ending North Atlantic and North Pacific Marine storm warning announcements at minutes 8, 9, and 10 of each hour on WWV, and minutes 48, 49, 50, and 51 of WWVH.

Submit questions, comments, or concerns about this proposed change with “NIST MARINE WARNING” in the subject line no later than February 23, 2018. NOAA had announced in April 2017 that it was considering th...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 07:31

Low solar activity continues. There were no sunspots seen from January 20-29, and the sunspot number was 13 on January 30-31, but back to zero on February 1. Average daily solar flux declined marginally from 70 to 69.1.

 

Predicted solar flux is 70 on February 2, 71 on February 3-8, 70 on February 9-22, 69 on February 23 to March 4, 70 on March 5-18.

 

Predicted planetary A index is 5 on February 2...

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A Reminder: Second Annual AM Rally Special Event is this Weekend

ARRL News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 06:36

The AM Rally special event, inviting operators to explore the original phone mode, takes place over the February 2-4 weekend. The AM Rally gets under way at 0000 UTC on Saturday, February 3, and concludes at 0700 UTC on Monday, February 5. Band include 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, and 6 meters. ARRL Laboratory Assistant Manager and Senior Product Review Engineer Bob Allison, WB1GCM, plans to operat...

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Bouvet Island — So Near, Yet So Far Away

ARRL News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:59

The 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition team now at anchor off Bouvet Island, but weather and sea conditions have not resolved to the point where the team can begin transporting equipment and personnel to the barren and icy piece of real estate.

“Our ship is still at anchor off the east side of Bouvet,” Team Co-Leader Ralph Fedor, K0IR, reported earlier today (February 1). “Winds are 35 to 40 knots, a...

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ARRL Suggests FCC May Need to Intervene to Ensure Effective Antenna Rights

ARRL News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:22

Commenting in response to an FCC Public Notice (DA 17-1180) released last month, ARRL addressed the extent of Amateur Radio’s response to recent hurricane disasters and efforts needed to expand the use of Amateur Radio services when it comes to planning, testing, and providing emergency communication. The comments point out that Amateur Radio not only has been “far more than a hobby;” it is a u...

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