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ARRL Headquarters Closed Thursday and Friday

ARRL News - Mon, 11/25/2019 - 06:00

ARRL Headquarters will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, for Thanksgiving. The ARRL Letter and ARRL Audio News will not be available on those days. The next editions will be on December 5 and 6, respectively. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving. ARRL Headquarters will reopen on Monday, December 2, at 8 AM ET.

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Kennedy Space Center Testing Improved Wind Profiler, Seeks Assistance from Hams

ARRL News - Sun, 11/24/2019 - 20:01

NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) will be testing an improved waveform on the 48-MHz Tropospheric Doppler Radar Wind Profiler (TDRWP) from Monday, November 25 through Sunday, December 2. The purpose of the test is to improve the instrument’s resolution and still operate within the assigned bandwidth.

The TDRWP is used to assess and evaluate upper-level winds for launches from KSC and Cape Canavera...

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“Black Friday Sale” on ARRL Award Applications Made via LoTW

ARRL News - Fri, 11/22/2019 - 13:31

Starting at 0000 UTC on November 28, ARRL will be offering a 10% discount on all applications for DX Century Club, Worked All States, and VHF/UHF Century Club awards and endorsements, including plaques, made through ARRL’s Logbook of The World. (For WPX and WAZ, only award credits can be discounted as CQ Communications is the issuer of these awards.)

The 10% discount will be taken off the total ...

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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

ARRL News - Fri, 11/22/2019 - 11:32

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 11/22/2019 - 08:31

We have not seen any sunspots since November 2, and at that time they were only visible for two days, and prior to that no sunspots since October 2.

According to Spaceweather.com, that recent sunspot, though very short lived, was a new Cycle 25 spot: https://bit.ly/2KJ7cyy

The average daily solar flux this week dipped slightly from 70.3 to 69.9. Geomagnetic conditions were quiet, with average dai...

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2019-11-20 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:34
Date: Wednesday Nov 20, 2019
Time: 6:38 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 23°
Approach: 10° above S
Departure: 23° above SE

2019-11-21 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:34
Date: Thursday Nov 21, 2019
Time: 5:51 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 14°
Approach: 10° above SSE
Departure: 10° above E

2019-11-21 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:34
Date: Thursday Nov 21, 2019
Time: 7:26 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 27°
Approach: 15° above WSW
Departure: 27° above WSW

2019-11-21 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:34
Date: Thursday Nov 21, 2019
Time: 7:45 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 10° above SW
Departure: 13° above SW

2019-11-22 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:34
Date: Friday Nov 22, 2019
Time: 6:38 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 73°
Approach: 15° above SW
Departure: 48° above ENE

2019-11-22 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:34
Date: Friday Nov 22, 2019
Time: 7:12 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 30°
Approach: 10° above SSW
Departure: 30° above SSW

2019-11-23 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:34
Date: Saturday Nov 23, 2019
Time: 5:49 PM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 39°
Approach: 11° above SSW
Departure: 13° above ENE

2019-11-23 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:34
Date: Saturday Nov 23, 2019
Time: 6:40 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 37°
Approach: 10° above SSW
Departure: 37° above ESE

2019-11-23 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:34
Date: Saturday Nov 23, 2019
Time: 7:27 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 23°
Approach: 15° above WNW
Departure: 23° above WNW

2019-11-24 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:34
Date: Sunday Nov 24, 2019
Time: 6:08 PM
Duration: 5 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 30°
Approach: 11° above SSW
Departure: 18° above E

2019-11-24 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:34
Date: Sunday Nov 24, 2019
Time: 6:39 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 40°
Approach: 28° above W
Departure: 29° above NNE

2019-11-24 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:34
Date: Sunday Nov 24, 2019
Time: 7:46 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 22°
Approach: 16° above W
Departure: 22° above W

2019-11-25 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:34
Date: Monday Nov 25, 2019
Time: 5:35 PM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 25°
Approach: 11° above S
Departure: 11° above ENE

2019-11-25 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:34
Date: Monday Nov 25, 2019
Time: 5:51 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 68°
Approach: 42° above WSW
Departure: 11° above NE

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