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LoTW Support for CQ Worked All Zones (WAZ) Award Goes Live

ARRL News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 08:00

ARRL and CQ magazine have announced the launch, effective immediately, of Logbook of The World (LoTW) support for CQ’s Worked All Zones (WAZ) Award program. The goal of the project, under way since last year, has been to create the proper technical support system to enable radio amateurs to submit LoTW confirmations for WAZ credit, and that has been accomplished, CQ and ARRL said in a joint sta...

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RadFxSat-2 / Fox-1E Flight Model Arrives at Fox Labs for Testing

AMSAT news - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 18:38

On March 31st, the RadFxSat-2 / Fox-1E flight model arrived at Fox Labs in Granbury, TX where it will undergo testing prior to launch later this year on the ELaNa XX mission aboard Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne air-launch-to-orbit system. RadFxSat-2 carries a 30 kHz wide V/u linear transponder and radiation experiments for Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics.

 

RadFxSat-2 / Fox-1E in its Pelican case.

AMSAT Vice-President Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, posted the following video showing off the flight model of RadFxSat-2 / Fox-1E for the first time.

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FCC Seizes Equipment from Pirate Broadcasters in Boston

ARRL News - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 12:43

The FCC reports that it seized transmission equipment from two pirate radio stations in Boston on March 26. According to court documents, the seizures involved an illegal broadcaster that identified as “Big City” on various FM channels from Dorchester, Massachusetts (with a studio in Roxbury) and pirate “B87.7 FM,” which operated on 87.7 FM from Dorchester. Both unlicensed stations had been iss...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 06:30

We saw no sunspots during this reporting week, March 22-28. The previous week had sunspots on only three days, with an average of 5.6.

Average daily solar flux receded from 69.3 to 68.2. Average daily planetary A index dropped from 14.4 to 10.6, and average mid-latitude A index declined from 11.3 to 8.9.

Predicted solar flux is 70 on March 30 to April 15, 69 on April 16, 68 on April 17-29, 69 on ...

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2018-03-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Mar 28, 2018
Time: 8:40 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 31°
Approach: 30° above NW
Departure: 10° above NE

2018-03-28 PROGRESS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Mar 28, 2018
Time: 8:40 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 31°
Approach: 30° above NW
Departure: 10° above NE

2018-03-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Mar 28, 2018
Time: 10:16 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 12° above N

2018-03-28 PROGRESS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Mar 28, 2018
Time: 10:17 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 12° above N

2018-03-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 19:34
Date: Thursday Mar 29, 2018
Time: 9:24 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 14°
Approach: 13° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-03-29 PROGRESS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 19:34
Date: Thursday Mar 29, 2018
Time: 9:27 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 14° above NW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-03-30 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 19:34
Date: Friday Mar 30, 2018
Time: 8:32 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 19°
Approach: 18° above NW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-03-30 PROGRESS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 19:34
Date: Friday Mar 30, 2018
Time: 8:40 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 19°
Approach: 17° above NW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-03-30 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 19:34
Date: Friday Mar 30, 2018
Time: 10:09 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 11° above N

2018-03-30 PROGRESS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 19:34
Date: Friday Mar 30, 2018
Time: 10:17 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 12° above N

2018-03-31 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 19:34
Date: Saturday Mar 31, 2018
Time: 9:16 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-03-31 PROGRESS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 19:34
Date: Saturday Mar 31, 2018
Time: 9:30 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-04-01 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 19:34
Date: Sunday Apr 1, 2018
Time: 8:24 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 12° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-04-01 PROGRESS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 19:34
Date: Sunday Apr 1, 2018
Time: 8:43 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-04-01 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 19:34
Date: Sunday Apr 1, 2018
Time: 10:01 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 12° above N

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