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RST-Suffix Stations on the Air

ARRL News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 07:16

For the third year, the North Country DX Association will field RST-suffix stations in Alaska, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Greenland, for the entire month of March. Listen for VY1RST/VY0 and VE8RST/VY0 from Ellesmere Island, as well as KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST, and OX7RST in Greenland.  

Exchange signal report and state/province. (NCDXA RST stations will send town ...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 07:00

“Automatic Gain Control” is the topic of the latest (February 1) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn! More than a half-million downloads since its debut in April 2016 attest to the podcast’s popularity.

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

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Czech Republic Gains Access to 5-MHz “WRC-15” Allocation Plus Existing 12 Channels

ARRL News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:39

According to a post by Petr Ourednik, OK1RP, the Czech Telecommunications Office (CTU) has given radio amateurs in the Czech Republic access both to a 60-meter allocation of 5351.5-5366.5 kHz plus the 12 existing “experimental” 60-meter channels. The allocation is available on an individual permit basis with a maximum power of 15 W EIRP. The 12 existing channels allow 100 W EIRP (CW and SSB onl...

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ES100-Prefix Special Event Stations Mark Estonia’s Centennial

ARRL News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:27

The ES100 Project invites hams around the world to chase 15 different ES100-prefix call signs to celebrate Estonia’s centennial. The activity runs from February 1 until March 31.

For awards, each contact counts two points for European stations and four points for non-European stations per mode and per band, with three award levels: Bronze for 50 points, silver for 75 points and gold for 100 poin...

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School Club Roundup Winter/Spring Term is February 12-16

ARRL News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 04:56

The winter/spring term of the twice-yearly School Club Roundup (SCR) takes place Monday through Friday, February 12-16. The objective is for school radio clubs at the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels to exchange information in a competitive context.

Non-school clubs and individuals are encouraged to participate.

The SCR is sponsored by ARRL, its Hudson Division Education Task F...

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ARRL 2017 September VHF Contest Results Now Available

ARRL News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 04:41

Full results and Line Scores of the 2017 ARRL September VHF Contest now are available on the ARRL Contest Results Articles page. Click on2017 Contest Results and scroll down to the September VHF Contest and click on Full Results or Line Scores. Our thanks to everyone who participated and submitted a log.

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2018-01-31 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
Date: Wednesday Jan 31, 2018
Time: 7:33 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 12° above N

2018-02-01 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
Date: Thursday Feb 1, 2018
Time: 6:40 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-02-02 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
Date: Friday Feb 2, 2018
Time: 7:26 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 11° above N

2018-02-03 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
Date: Saturday Feb 3, 2018
Time: 6:33 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-02-04 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
Date: Sunday Feb 4, 2018
Time: 7:19 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 12° above N

2018-02-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
Date: Monday Feb 5, 2018
Time: 6:26 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-02-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
Date: Monday Feb 5, 2018
Time: 8:02 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 11° above NNW

2018-02-06 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
Date: Tuesday Feb 6, 2018
Time: 7:11 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 15° above NNE

2018-02-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
Date: Wednesday Feb 7, 2018
Time: 6:21 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 11° above NNE
Departure: 10° above NE

2018-02-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
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 - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
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 - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
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 - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
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 - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
Date: Saturday Feb 10, 2018
Time: 6:54 PM
Duration: 5 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 41°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 19° above E

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