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2018-06-06 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Wednesday Jun 6, 2018
Time: 9:26 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 31°
Approach: 22° above NNW
Departure: 11° above E

2018-06-06 SOYUZ Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Wednesday Jun 6, 2018
Time: 10:27 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 74°
Approach: 30° above WNW
Departure: 56° above SSE

2018-06-06 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Wednesday Jun 6, 2018
Time: 11:01 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 30°
Approach: 11° above WNW
Departure: 30° above SW

2018-06-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Thursday Jun 7, 2018
Time: 10:11 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 62°
Approach: 34° above WNW
Departure: 22° above SE

2018-06-07 SOYUZ Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Thursday Jun 7, 2018
Time: 10:27 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 31°
Approach: 16° above W
Departure: 27° above SSW

2018-06-08 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Friday Jun 8, 2018
Time: 10:55 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above WSW
Departure: 12° above SW

2018-06-09 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Saturday Jun 9, 2018
Time: 10:02 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 24°
Approach: 15° above W
Departure: 11° above S

FCC Denies Petition Aimed at Preventing Interference from Digital Repeaters to Analog Repeaters

ARRL News - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 17:54

The FCC has turned away a Petition for Rulemaking from a Michigan radio amateur that asked the Commission to amend Section 97.205 of the Amateur Service rules to ensure that repeaters using digital communication protocols do not interfere with analog repeaters. Charles P. Adkins, K8CPA, of Lincoln Park, had specifically requested that discrete analog and digital repeaters be separated either by...

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Politico Article Raises Visibility of Amateur Radio Parity Act Progress, Challenges

ARRL News - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 17:40

On May 23, the US House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that included the language of the Amateur Radio Parity Act (HR 555) cleared the House. The following day, a fiscal year 2019 Financial Services appropriations bill also containing Parity Act language cleared the Financial Services and General Government subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations and now ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 08:04

On May 30 at 0005 UTC the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a warning: “On 1 June geomagnetic activity is expected to increase to Active and Minor Storm levels due to arrival of the co-rotating interaction region and high-speed solar wind streams associated with the recurrent trans-equatorial coronal hole.”

On May 31 Spaceweather.com issued this Solar Wind Alert: “NOAA forecasters estimate...

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WRTC 2018 Reports All Sites “Perfect”

ARRL News - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 08:38

The World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) Organizing Committee reports that all of the station sites it’s selected for the July event in Germany “are perfect for the competition.”

“After the final check, all sites for WRTC 2018 are now confirmed,” a WRTC 2018 news release said this week. “The inspections proved that there are enough very well-suited sites with no topographical or i...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 07:00

“Coping with Poor HF Conditions” is the topic of the current (May 24) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and th...

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ARISS to Conduct Digital Amateur Radio TV Transmitter Test on June 1

ARRL News - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 05:46

ARISS will conduct a test of the “Ham Video” digital Amateur Radio television transmitter on the Columbus of the International Space Station on Friday, June 1. The transmitter has not been working for several weeks.

According to an announcement from ARISS Mentor Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, the transmitter will be powered down, the antenna feed line will be connected to the second S-band antenna, and ...

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2018-05-30 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:34
Date: Wednesday May 30, 2018
Time: 10:43 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 12° above N
Departure: 10° above NE

2018-05-31 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:34
Date: Thursday May 31, 2018
Time: 00:19 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 24°
Approach: 20° above NNW
Departure: 24° above NNW

2018-05-31 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:34
Date: Thursday May 31, 2018
Time: 9:50 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 11° above N
Departure: 10° above NNE

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