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St. Paul Island CY9C DXpedition Hits the Airwaves

ARRL News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 05:37

The slightly delayed CY9C St. Paul Island DXpedition is now on the air. CY9C has been spotted on 40, 30, and 20 meters, with a lot of initial activity on FT8 (Fox/Hound mode) in addition to some CW and SSB. The CY9C DXpedition by Murray Adams, WA4DAN, and six others, will continue until August 8. All operations will be from the Northeast Island. The CY9C DXpedition already has been approved for...

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2019-07-31 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 03:34
Date: Wednesday Jul 31, 2019
Time: 10:17 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 27°
Approach: 18° above NNW
Departure: 17° above ENE

2019-07-31 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 03:34
Date: Wednesday Jul 31, 2019
Time: 11:52 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 14°
Approach: 12° above WNW
Departure: 14° above WNW

2019-08-01 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 03:34
Date: Thursday Aug 1, 2019
Time: 9:27 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 14° above NNW
Departure: 11° above ENE

2019-08-01 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 03:34
Date: Thursday Aug 1, 2019
Time: 11:04 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 54°
Approach: 22° above WNW
Departure: 54° above WNW

2019-08-02 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 03:34
Date: Friday Aug 2, 2019
Time: 10:15 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 60°
Approach: 33° above NNW
Departure: 36° above E

2019-08-03 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 03:34
Date: Saturday Aug 3, 2019
Time: 9:26 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 36°
Approach: 24° above NNW
Departure: 11° above E

2019-08-03 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 03:34
Date: Saturday Aug 3, 2019
Time: 11:01 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 23°
Approach: 11° above WNW
Departure: 23° above WSW

2019-08-04 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 03:34
Date: Sunday Aug 4, 2019
Time: 10:13 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 46°
Approach: 25° above WNW
Departure: 31° above S

2019-08-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 03:34
Date: Monday Aug 5, 2019
Time: 9:24 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 87°
Approach: 44° above NW
Departure: 11° above SE

2019-08-06 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 03:34
Date: Tuesday Aug 6, 2019
Time: 10:10 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 11° above W
Departure: 13° above SSW

2019-08-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 03:34
Date: Wednesday Aug 7, 2019
Time: 9:22 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 29°
Approach: 24° above W
Departure: 11° above SSE

2019-08-09 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 03:34
Date: Friday Aug 9, 2019
Time: 9:20 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above WSW
Departure: 10° above SW

One Dead, One Injured in New Hampshire Ham Radio Tower Mishap

ARRL News - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 15:42

A tower dismantling turned tragic on Saturday, July 27, in Deerfield, New Hampshire, when two radio amateurs working some 40 feet up on the tower were carried to the ground when the structure collapsed. Joseph Areyzaga, K1JGA, 52, of Goffstown, New Hampshire, did not survive his injuries sustained in the fall, while the tower’s owner, Michael Rancourt, K1EEE, 65, was seriously injured and remai...

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Dhruv Rebba, KC9ZJX, is 2019 Newsline Young Ham of the Year

ARRL News - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 15:28

Fifteen-year-old Dhruv Rebba, KC9ZJX, of Normal, Illinois, has been selected as the 2019 Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, Memorial Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year (YHOTY). His parents are Hari Rebba, VU2SPZ, and Shailaja Panyam. A rising sophomore at the Normal Community High School, Dhruv is a member of the Central Illinois Radio Club. He has been licensed since 2013, after a visit to Dayt...

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ARISS Next Generation Radio System Completes Critical Flight Certification Tests

ARRL News - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 13:24

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) next-generation Interoperable Radio System (IORS) successfully completed a battery of stress tests, required as part of the final certification of the hardware for launch to and operation on the International Space Station (ISS). The IORS consists of a JVC Kenwood D710GA transceiver and the AMSAT-developed Multi-Voltage Power Supply (...

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Free HPM 150th Birthday Event Logging Software Now Available

ARRL News - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 10:23

Scott Davis, N3FJP, perhaps best known for the ARRL Field Day software that bears his call sign, has developed a free logging program for ARRL’s Happy 150! Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday Celebration on-the-air event that gets under way on August 31 and runs for 9 days. Davis calls his software Hiram Percy Maxim Contest Log 1.0. Maxim, 1AW, who cofounded ARRL, was born on September 2, 1869.

“I've nev...

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ARISS Next Generation Radio System Completes Critical Flight Certification Tests

AMSAT news - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 08:14

The Interoperable Radio System (IORS), ARISS’ next generation radio system successfully completed a battery of stressful tests required as part of the final certification of the hardware for launch to and operation on the International Space Station.

IORS test bench

During the week of July 8, the IORS, consisting of the JVC Kenwood D-710GA Radio and the AMSAT developed Multi-Voltage Power Supply, successfully completed a series of Electro-magnetic Interference (EMI)/Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) tests to ensure that the ARISS hardware will not interfere with the ISS systems or other payloads. Testing continued into the following week, where the IORS successfully passed power quality and acoustics testing. These tests verified that the ARISS IORS will not introduce harmful signals back into the ISS power system and is quiet enough to meet ISS acoustic requirements. ARISS Hardware Team members Lou McFadin, W5DID and Kerry Banke, N6IZW were at the NASA Johnson Space Centersupporting this two week battery of tests in concert with the NASA test and certification team.

IORS testing at Johnson Space Center (L to R) Lou McFadin and Kerry Banke

Kerry Banke states, “Since the IORS is being qualified to operate on 120VDC, 28VDC and Russian 28VDC as well as transmitting on VHF or UHF, a lot of test combinations were required to cover all cases. Each input voltage type was also tested at low,medium and high line voltage. Moreover, additional permutations were required to test the IORS under no load, medium load and full load at each voltage level. So it should not be surprising why the tests took two weeks to complete.”

Successful completion of these tests represents a key milestone in preparing the IORS for launch. ARISS can now begin final assembly of the flight safety certification in preparation for launch. ARISS is working towards launch ready status by the end of the year.

About ARISS:

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS).  In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS National Lab and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or public forms. Before and during these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org.

Media Contact:

Dave Jordan, AA4KN
ARISS PR
aa4kn@amsat.org

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CAS-7B Designated BIT Progress-OSCAR 102 (BO-102)

AMSAT news - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 19:59

On July 25, 2019, the CAS-7B (BP-1B) microsatellite was launched on a Hyperbola-1 launch vehicle from the Jiuquan Space Center, China. CAS-7B (BP-1B) was developed by the Chinese Amateur Satellite Group (CAMSAT), and in cooperation with the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT). CAMSAT completed the project planning, design, build, and testing, and manages the on-orbit operation of the satellite. BIT provided the satellite environmental testing, launch support, and financial support. Many students from BIT were involved with the project, learning about satellite technology and amateur radio. The satellite carries a CW telemetry beacon and FM repeater that has been active since launch.

At the request of CAMSAT and the BIT team, AMSAT hereby designates CAS-7B (BP-1B) as BIT Progress-OSCAR 102 (BO-102). We congratulate the owners and operators of BO-102, thank them for their contribution to the amateur satellite community, and wish them continued success on this and future projects.

73,

Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA

AMSAT VP Operations / OSCAR Number Administrator

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St. Paul Island DXpedition Start May Be Delayed Slightly

ARRL News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 09:27

An instrument failure on the helicopter that was scheduled to fly on July 29 from New York to Nova Scotia could delay the full operational setup of the CY9C St. Paul Island DXpedition.

“However, every effort will be to begin operations as soon as possible, perhaps with a partial setup on Wednesday,” Randy Rowe, N0TG, said.

Three vehicles loaded with equipment and supplies departed from different ...

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