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2019-12-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 17:34
Date: Thursday Dec 5, 2019
Time: 5:51 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 14°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 11° above NE

2019-12-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 17:34
Date: Thursday Dec 5, 2019
Time: 7:27 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 12° above NW

2019-12-06 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 17:34
Date: Friday Dec 6, 2019
Time: 6:39 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 26°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 26° above N

2019-12-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 17:34
Date: Saturday Dec 7, 2019
Time: 5:51 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 21°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 13° above ENE

2019-12-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 17:34
Date: Saturday Dec 7, 2019
Time: 7:27 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 22°
Approach: 10° above WNW
Departure: 22° above WNW

2019-12-08 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 17:34
Date: Sunday Dec 8, 2019
Time: 6:39 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 68°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 59° above E

2019-12-09 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 17:34
Date: Monday Dec 9, 2019
Time: 5:50 PM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 40°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 10° above ESE

2019-12-09 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 17:34
Date: Monday Dec 9, 2019
Time: 7:29 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 22°
Approach: 18° above WSW
Departure: 22° above SW

2019-12-10 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 17:34
Date: Tuesday Dec 10, 2019
Time: 6:39 PM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 39°
Approach: 10° above WNW
Departure: 12° above SSE

2019-12-11 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 17:34
Date: Wednesday Dec 11, 2019
Time: 5:50 PM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 74°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 11° above SE

The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 11:02

Another week went by with no sunspots. Average daily sunspot number this week rose from 69.9 to 70.4. Average planetary A index rose from 3.6 to 8.3.

Predicted solar flux is 70 on November 29 through December 6, 69 on December 7-8, 70 on December 9-22, 69 on December 23 through January 4, and 70 on January 5-12.

Planetary A index is predicted at 5 on November 29 through December 2, 8 on December ...

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ARRL Headquarters is Closed Thursday and Friday

ARRL News - Thu, 11/28/2019 - 06:00

ARRL Headquarters is closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. The ARRL Letter and ARRL Audio News will not be produced this week. The next editions will be on December 5 and 6, respectively.

There will be no W1AW bulletins or code practice transmissions on Thursday and Friday.

We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving. ARRL

Headquarters will reopen on ...

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FCC Invites Comments on Digital AM Broadcasting Proposal

ARRL News - Tue, 11/26/2019 - 17:42

The FCC has invited comments on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), that would allow AM broadcasters to transmit an all-digital signal using the HD Radio in-band on-channel (IBOC) mode, known as MA3.1

“We tentatively conclude that a voluntary transition to all-digital broadcasting has the potential to benefit AM stations and provide improved AM service to the listening public,” the FCC said....

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ARRL Events App Will Support Orlando Hamcation Attendees

ARRL News - Tue, 11/26/2019 - 17:39

Orlando HamCation® 2020 visitors in February will be able to navigate the convention with ARRL’s free mobile event app, ARRL Events. First introduced for the Dayton Hamvention® in May 2019, the app received extremely positive reviews from users. ARRL has partnered with Orlando HamCation and Dayton Hamvention to re-introduce the app for these 2020 events.

“The user-friendly event app will help co...

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World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 Concludes

ARRL News - Tue, 11/26/2019 - 17:25

World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, wrapped up on Friday, November 22. The month-long event, sponsored by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), was the largest ever, with some 3,300 delegates in attendance. ITU has posted the provisional WRC-19 Final Acts on its website as a 567-page PDF. The WRC-19 Final Acts will take effect on January 21, 2...

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WSJT-X Development Group Announces Second Bug-Fix Release, WSJT-X Version 2.1.2

ARRL News - Tue, 11/26/2019 - 10:44

The WSJT Development Group, which just this week announced the release of WSJT-X version 2.1.1, has now issued a second bug-fix release, version 2.1.2. WSJT-X is the free software suite that includes the FT4 and FT8 protocols. According to the developers, an error in the code broke the WSJT-X rig control features for certain Icom radios. The Release Notes detail program changes made since WSJT-...

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President Rick Roderick, K5UR, Heads ARRL Group on FCC Visits

ARRL News - Tue, 11/26/2019 - 09:16

President Rick Roderick, K5UR, and members of the ARRL Board’s Executive Committee undertook a round of visits to FCC Headquarters in Washington on November 4 and 5. Topics focused on a number of pressing amateur radio-related issues. In addition to Roderick, members of the ARRL contingent included Atlantic Division Director Tom Abernethy, W3TOM; New England Division Director Fred Hopengarten, ...

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New General Availability Release of WSJT-X Announced

ARRL News - Mon, 11/25/2019 - 14:13

The WSJT Development Group has announced the release of WSJT-X version 2.1.1. This is the free software suite that includes the FT4 and FT8 protocols. “WSJT-X 2.1.1 is a bug-fix release that addresses regressions in version 2.1.0,” the announcement said. “The new version executes properly on Macintosh machines running macOS 10.15 (Catalina).”

The Release Notes detail program changes made since W...

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