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2018-02-11 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
Date: Sunday Feb 11, 2018
Time: 7:40 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 40°
Approach: 29° above W
Departure: 26° above S

2018-02-12 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
Date: Monday Feb 12, 2018
Time: 6:46 PM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 83°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 10° above SE

2018-02-13 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
Date: Tuesday Feb 13, 2018
Time: 7:33 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 16° above SW
Departure: 11° above SSW

2018-02-14 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:34
Date: Wednesday Feb 14, 2018
Time: 6:41 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 31°
Approach: 31° above SW
Departure: 11° above SSE

ARRL Comments on Technological Advisory Council Spectrum Policy Recommendations

ARRL News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 15:14

In comments to the FCC on a series of Technological Advisory Council (TAC) spectrum management policy recommendations, ARRL said that while some of the Council’s recommendations are valid, it would be “highly inappropriate” to generalize about applying them broadly in all radio services. The comments, filed on January 31, were in response to a December 1, 2017, Public Notice in ET Docket No. 17...

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Work Progressing to Incorporate CQ Magazine’s WAZ Award Program into LoTW

ARRL News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:31

Beta testing for bringing CQ Magazine's Worked All Zones (WAZ) award program into ARRL’s Logbook of the World (LoTW) system continues to move forward, officials from CQ and ARRL have assured.

Some problems in the implementation were discovered by testers and have since been corrected; the documentation has also been improved by feedback from the testers. In parallel, the LoTW server has been exe...

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Dominica Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Cites Amateur Radio’s Role after Maria

ARRL News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 07:23

A post-hurricane disaster needs assessment published this past fall by the Government of Dominica points up the significance of Amateur Radio’s role in the relief and recovery effort on the tiny Caribbean island nation in the wake of Hurricane Maria last September. It also calls for expanding the pool of radio amateurs on the island who could help in future disasters. The report, Commonwealth o...

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USA ARDF Championships Set for June 13-17 in California

ARRL News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 06:15

The 18th USA Championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) will take place June 13-17 near Truckee, California, some 30 miles southwest of Reno, Nevada. The competition sites are at about 6,300 feet elevation near Donner Summit.

An optional training day will be held on Wednesday, June 13. Thursday will be devoted to foxoring, a combination of radio direction finding and classic oriente...

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“Project Goodwill Kosovo” Celebrating Independence and New DXCC Status

ARRL News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 03:55

A new on-the-air team is taking the reins at Z60A, as “Project Goodwill Kosovo” moves into its second week, with only 2 weeks to go until the actual 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence. Hams from 10 countries will take part in the Project’s current phase. Z60A has been on the air since January 21, steadily winnowing down demand for Kosovo as a DXCC entity; the republic jumped to the top o...

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NASA TV to Air Live Coverage of Rare Lunar Eclipse

ARRL News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:12

Sky gazers are in for a rare treat Wednesday, January 31, when three celestial events combine to create a super blue blood moon. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the celestial spectacle beginning at 5:30 a.m. EST (1030 UTC).

Weather permitting, the broadcast will feature views from the varying vantage points of telescopes at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research ...

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2018-01-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 21:34
Date: Monday Jan 29, 2018
Time: 7:40 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 11° above NW
Departure: 16° above NNW

2018-01-30 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 21:34
Date: Tuesday Jan 30, 2018
Time: 6:48 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 21°
Approach: 14° above WNW
Departure: 12° above NNE

2018-01-31 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 21:34
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 - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 21:34
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 - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 21:34
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 - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 21:34
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 - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 21:34
Date: Sunday Feb 4, 2018
Time: 7:18 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 12° above N

2018-02-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 21:34
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 - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 21:34
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 - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 21:34
Date: Tuesday Feb 6, 2018
Time: 7:10 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 15° above NNE

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