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AMSAT’s Fox-1Cliff CubeSat Ready for Launch

ARRL News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 09:34

AMSAT reports that Vice President-Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, delivered and integrated its Fox-1Cliff CubeSat into the launch vehicle on September 24, in preparation for sending it into orbit later this year. AMSAT has purchased a commercial launch opportunity for Fox-1Cliff and has been seeking contributions to cover its costs. The Fox-1Cliff CubeSat was named in memory of long-time AMSAT ...

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Peggy Sue Gerron, ex-K5PSG, SK

ARRL News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 09:24

Peggy Sue Gerron, ex-K5PSG, of Lubbock, Texas, who inspired singer Buddy Holly’s 1957 rockabilly hit “Peggy Sue,” died on October 1. She was 78. First licensed in 2004 as KE5AKW, she later obtained the vanity call K5PSG. Her license expired in 2014, and K5PSG has since been reissued.

Gerron went to high school with Holly and later married The Crickets drummer, Jerry Allison. As rock ‘n’ roll his...

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ARRL Updating its Website Security Software

ARRL News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 07:42

The ARRL website will update its security software on Monday, October 15 to meet standards required to continue accepting credit cards for internet purchases.

“For the vast majority of our members, there will be no impact other than a guarantee of better security when logging into and making purchases on the ARRL website,” said ARRL Headquarters IT Department Manager Mike Keane, K1MK. “Only thos...

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Radio Amateur Among International Space Station Crew Returning to Earth this Week

ARRL News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:12

Flight Engineer Ricky Arnold, KE5DAU, will join Expedition 56 Commander Drew Feustel and Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Oleg Artemyev on an October 4 return voyage to Earth after more than about 6 months in space. They will travel in a Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft heading for a parachute-assisted landing on the Kazakh Steppe some 3 hours later.

The crew is completing a 197-day mission.

At an Octob...

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Spray-On Antennas Could Be the Wave of the Future, University Researchers Believe

ARRL News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 09:02

Researchers at Drexel University’s College of Engineering report a breakthrough in nanomaterials technology that promises to make installing an antenna as easy as applying sunblock or bug spray. The University reported the research in a DrexelNOW article, “Drexel's Spray-On Antennas Could Be the Tech Connector of the Future.” The advance could mean wearable and invisible antennas that could fin...

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Radio Amateurs among Radio Club of America 2018 Award Recipients and Fellows

ARRL News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:56

The Radio Club of America (RCA) has named well-known academic, entrepreneur, contester, and DXer Theodore “Ted” Rappaport, N9NB, as the recipient of the 2018 Armstrong Medal. The Armstrong Medal is the RCA’s most prestigious honor. Rappaport is being honored for “outstanding achievements and lasting contributions to the radio arts and sciences and wireless communications.” When the RCA began it...

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2018-10-01 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Monday Oct 1, 2018
Time: 8:54 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 11° above NNE

2018-10-02 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Tuesday Oct 2, 2018
Time: 8:01 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-10-02 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Tuesday Oct 2, 2018
Time: 9:38 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNW

2018-10-03 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Wednesday Oct 3, 2018
Time: 8:46 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 13° above NNE

2018-10-04 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Thursday Oct 4, 2018
Time: 7:54 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-10-04 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Thursday Oct 4, 2018
Time: 9:30 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 14°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 14° above NNW

2018-10-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Friday Oct 5, 2018
Time: 8:39 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 19°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 19° above NNE

2018-10-06 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Saturday Oct 6, 2018
Time: 7:47 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NE

2018-10-06 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Saturday Oct 6, 2018
Time: 9:23 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 18°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 18° above NW

2018-10-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Sunday Oct 7, 2018
Time: 8:31 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 32°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 32° above NNE

2018-10-08 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Monday Oct 8, 2018
Time: 7:39 PM
Duration: 5 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 22°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 12° above ENE

2018-10-08 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Monday Oct 8, 2018
Time: 9:16 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 27°
Approach: 18° above WNW
Departure: 27° above WNW

2018-10-09 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 21:34
Date: Tuesday Oct 9, 2018
Time: 8:24 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 70°
Approach: 12° above NW
Departure: 59° above E

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