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2018-10-08 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 19:34
Date: Monday Oct 8, 2018
Time: 7:39 PM
Duration: 5 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 22°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 12° above ENE

2018-10-08 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 19:34
Date: Monday Oct 8, 2018
Time: 9:16 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 27°
Approach: 18° above WNW
Departure: 27° above WNW

2018-10-09 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 19:34
Date: Tuesday Oct 9, 2018
Time: 8:24 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 70°
Approach: 12° above NW
Departure: 59° above E

2018-10-10 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Oct 10, 2018
Time: 7:32 PM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 39°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 11° above E

2018-10-10 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Oct 10, 2018
Time: 9:09 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 22°
Approach: 16° above W
Departure: 22° above WSW

2018-10-11 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 19:34
Date: Thursday Oct 11, 2018
Time: 8:18 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 44°
Approach: 30° above W
Departure: 20° above SSE

2018-10-12 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 19:34
Date: Friday Oct 12, 2018
Time: 7:24 PM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 89°
Approach: 12° above NW
Departure: 11° above SE

2018-10-13 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 19:34
Date: Saturday Oct 13, 2018
Time: 8:11 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 17°
Approach: 17° above SW
Departure: 11° above S

2018-10-14 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 19:34
Date: Sunday Oct 14, 2018
Time: 7:20 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 33°
Approach: 33° above SW
Departure: 10° above SSE

2018-10-16 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 19:34
Date: Tuesday Oct 16, 2018
Time: 7:13 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 13° above SW
Departure: 10° above SSW

NEAR-Fest XXIII to Host Youth Science and Technology Expo

ARRL News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 10:37

The New England Amateur Radio Festival (NEAR-Fest) and the Deerfield Fair Association will present a science and technology exposition for young people at the Deerfield Fairgrounds, in Deerfield, New Hampshire, Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13, as part of NEAR-Fest XXIII.

Each spring and fall, the New England Tech Trek (NET2) provides middle- and high-school students with an informal...

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Investigation into International Space Station Leak Continues

ARRL News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 10:06

NASA has issued a statement regarding a leak affecting the International Space Station (ISS). On August 29, a mysterious 2-millimeter hole was discovered on a Soyuz capsule docked to the ISS, resulting in a pressure leak.

The Soyuz capsule last carried to the ISS cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, and astronauts Serena Auñón-Chancellor, KG5TMT, and Alexander Gerst, KF5ONO. It is scheduled to return the...

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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available!

ARRL News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 09:43

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 K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 07:47

Sunspots finally returned on September 29, after over two weeks with none.

Average daily sunspot numbers increased from 0 to 9.6, and average daily solar flux increased from 67.9 to 68.4 over the past week, September 27 through October 3.

Average daily planetary A index declined from 10.9 to 7.7, while average mid-latitude A index changed from 7.9 to 6.1.

Predicted solar flux is 68 on October 5-18...

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Online Fundraising Campaign Backs ISS Radio Upgrades

ARRL News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 12:57

ARISS and AMSAT are supporting a FundRazr campaign to raise $150,000 for critical ham radio infrastructure upgrades on the International Space Station (ISS).

“ARISS is in critical need of infrastructure upgrades to ensure that programs such as talking to astronauts in space using Amateur Radio can continue,” ARISS International President Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, said. ARISS seeks several upgrades, i...

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IARU Region 1 Volunteers and Partners Getting Behind WRC-19 50 MHz Agenda Item

ARRL News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 12:53

International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) volunteers are continuing their work toward a favorable outcome for World Radio Conference 2019 (WRC-19) Agenda Item 1.1, which seeks a 6-meter allocation for the Amateur Radio Service in Region 1 in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio Regulations Table of Frequency Allocations. The effort is aimed at aligning the band with the 50 MHz a...

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AMSAT-DL Symposium Hears Update on Es’hail-2 Geostationary Satellite

ARRL News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 08:17

Progress toward the launch of the Es’Hail-2 geostationary Amateur Radio satellite was reported as AMSAT-DL held its annual symposium on September 29 at the Institute for Environment and Future Research (IUZ) Bochum Observatory in Germany. Es’hail-2 is set to go into space this fall or early winter aboard a SpaceX vehicle; a specific launch date is not available. AMSAT-DL President Peter Gülzow,...

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Remembering the Launch of Sputnik 1 — Earth’s First Artificial Satellite

ARRL News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 08:06

October 4 marks the 61st anniversary of the launch by the Soviet Union of Sputnik 1, Earth’s first artificial satellite. The Soviets heralded the launch as a national triumph, and the space race between the USSR and the US began.

Sputnik 1 was a 58-centimeter diameter, polished aluminum sphere sprouting four antennas and transmitting a 1 W signal on 20.005 and 40.002 MHz, putting it within the r...

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