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2017-12-10 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 21:34
Date: Sunday Dec 10, 2017
Time: 7:15 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 12° above NNW

2017-12-11 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 21:34
Date: Monday Dec 11, 2017
Time: 6:24 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 20° above NNE

Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, Receives Wireless Innovation Forum Leadership Award

ARRL News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:53

The oft-honored Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, is the recipient of the Wireless Innovation Forum Leadership Award (formerly International Achievement Award). The award recognizes “especially significant contributions in furthering the global mission of the Wireless Innovation Forum.” A prolific technical author, academic, and engineer, Rohde is a partner of Rohde & Schwarz in Munich, Germany, and chairman...

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JOTA “Alive and Doing Well,” Although 2017 Participation Down from Last Year

ARRL News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 09:02

Nearly 8,000 Scouts got on the air for the 60th Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) over the third weekend in October, National JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND said. Wilson this week released the 2017 JOTA report, which declared, “Radio Scouting and Jamboree on the Air are alive and doing well.” Facilitating the October JOTA activity were more than 900 radio amateurs at 525 stations.

“Propagation wasn’...

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IARU Cites Progress Toward 50-MHz Region 1 Allocation

ARRL News - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 13:54

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) says “significant progress” was made during World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) preparations that took place earlier this month at International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Headquarters in Geneva. But the IARU cautioned that a lot remains to be done before the “reservations and concerns of regulators and spectrum users are adequately ...

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AO-91 Commissioned, Declared Open for Amateur Use!

ARRL News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 08:24

AMSAT-NA’s latest Amateur Radio CubeSat, RadFxSat (Fox-1B), now known as AO-91, has been opened for general use. AMSAT Engineering officially announced that AO-91 was ready for use at 0650 UTC on Thanksgiving Day, November 23. AMSAT VP of Engineering, Jerry Buxton, N0JY, turned over operation to Mark Hammond, N8MH, and AMSAT Operations during a contact on the AO-91 repeater during the pass over...

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AO-91 Commissioned, Declared Open for Amateur Use

AMSAT news - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 07:49

At 06:50 UTC on November 23, 2017, AMSAT Engineering officially commissioned AO-91 (RadFxSat/Fox-1B). AMSAT Vice-President Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, turned over operation to AMSAT Operations in a QSO on the AO-91 transponder with Mark Hammond, N8MH, of the AMSAT Operations team during the pass over the Eastern United States.

N8MH responded and declared AO-91 open for amateur use!

AO-91 was built as a partnership with Vanderbilt University ISDE and hosts four payloads for the study of radiation effects on commercial off the shelf components. The satellite was launched on November 18, 2017 as part of the ELaNa XIV mission, secondary payloads aboard the Delta II rocket that carried the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) satellite to orbit. AO-91 also features the Fox-1 style FM U/v repeater with an uplink on 435.250 MHz (67.0 Hz CTCSS) and a downlink on 145.960 MHz. Satellite and experiment telemetry are downlinked via the “DUV” subaudible telemetry stream and can be decoded with the FoxTelem software.

Radio Programming Chart AO-91 Doppler Shift Correction Memory Your Transmit Frequency(With 67 Hz Tone) Your Receive Frequency Acquisition of Signal (AOS) 435.240 MHz 145.960 MHz Approaching 435.245 MHz 145.960 MHz Time of Closest Approach (TCA) 435.250 MHz 145.960 MHz Departing 435.255 MHz 145.960 MHz Loss of Signal (LOS) 435.260 MHz 145.960 MHz

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2017-11-25 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 01:34
Date: Saturday Nov 25, 2017
Time: 7:24 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 10° above SW
Departure: 16° above SW

2017-11-26 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 01:34
Date: Sunday Nov 26, 2017
Time: 6:32 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 28°
Approach: 11° above SSW
Departure: 28° above SE

2017-11-27 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 01:34
Date: Monday Nov 27, 2017
Time: 5:41 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 11° above SSE
Departure: 10° above E

2017-11-27 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 01:34
Date: Monday Nov 27, 2017
Time: 7:17 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 33°
Approach: 22° above WSW
Departure: 33° above W

2017-11-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 01:34
Date: Tuesday Nov 28, 2017
Time: 6:25 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 74°
Approach: 23° above SW
Departure: 36° above ENE

2017-11-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 01:34
Date: Wednesday Nov 29, 2017
Time: 5:32 PM
Duration: 5 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 36°
Approach: 13° above SSW
Departure: 11° above ENE

2017-11-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 01:34
Date: Wednesday Nov 29, 2017
Time: 7:09 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 27°
Approach: 18° above WNW
Departure: 27° above NW

2017-11-30 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 01:34
Date: Thursday Nov 30, 2017
Time: 6:18 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 45°
Approach: 30° above W
Departure: 21° above NNE

2017-12-01 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 01:34
Date: Friday Dec 1, 2017
Time: 7:01 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 17°
Approach: 10° above WNW
Departure: 17° above NNW

2017-12-02 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 01:34
Date: Saturday Dec 2, 2017
Time: 6:09 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 24°
Approach: 15° above WNW
Departure: 13° above NNE

2017-12-03 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 01:34
Date: Sunday Dec 3, 2017
Time: 6:54 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 13° above NNW

2017-12-04 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 01:34
Date: Monday Dec 4, 2017
Time: 6:02 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 11° above NW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2017-12-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 01:34
Date: Tuesday Dec 5, 2017
Time: 6:47 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 11° above NNW

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