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2017-11-26 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:34
Date: Sunday Nov 26, 2017
Time: 6:33 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 28°
Approach: 11° above SSW
Departure: 28° above SE

2017-11-27 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:34
Date: Monday Nov 27, 2017
Time: 5:41 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 11° above SSE
Departure: 10° above E

2017-11-27 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:34
Date: Monday Nov 27, 2017
Time: 7:17 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 33°
Approach: 22° above WSW
Departure: 33° above W

2017-11-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:34
Date: Tuesday Nov 28, 2017
Time: 6:25 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 74°
Approach: 23° above SW
Departure: 36° above ENE

2017-11-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Nov 29, 2017
Time: 5:32 PM
Duration: 5 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 36°
Approach: 13° above SSW
Departure: 11° above ENE

2017-11-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Nov 29, 2017
Time: 7:09 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 27°
Approach: 18° above WNW
Departure: 27° above NW

Software Defined Radio (SDR) Pioneer Vanu Gopal Bose is Dead at 52

ARRL News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:48

Software Defined Radio (SDR) pioneer Vanu Gopal Bose died on November 11 after suffering a sudden pulmonary embolism. He was 52. Bose was the son of Bose Corp founder Amar G. Bose, who died 4 years ago at 83.

Vanu Bose in 1998 founded Vanu Inc., which pioneered the commercialization of software defined radio and was the first company to receive FCC certification of an SDR in 2004.The firm’s tech...

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Radio Club of America Announces New Board Members and Officers

ARRL News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:28

The Radio Club of America (RCA) has announced newly elected board members and officers for 2-year terms starting on January 1.

New officers are Barney Scholl, K3LA, VP/Counsel; Margaret Lyons, Secretary, and Ron Jakubowski, K2RJ, Treasurer.

New Directors are Ernie Blair, WA4BPS; Karen Clark; Michael Clarson, WV2ZOW; Paul Gilbert, KE5ZW; Ray Novak, N9JA; Carole Perry, WB2MGP, and Elaine Walsh.

Foun...

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Microwavers Report Successful US-Canada Contacts on 78 GHz

ARRL News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:51

Microwave enthusiast Mike Seguin, N1JEZ, has reported several successful 78-GHz contacts between the US and Canada on November 9.

“We believe these contacts may be the first W/VE on 78 GHz,” Seguin said in a post to several VHF/UHF/microwave-oriented reflectors. “We hope to extend distances before winter sets in here in the Northeast and mountaintop access is limited.”

On the Canadian side were...

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International SATERN SSB Net QSY

ARRL News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:32

International SATERN SSB Net Manager Ken Gilliland, AG6SV, has announced that starting immediately, the net will meet at the normal times on or near 14.312 MHz.

The net’s usual frequency is 14.265, but an Islands on the Air (IOTA) DXpedition to Guinea-Bisseau November 13-25 is transmitting on 14.260 MHz and listening up 5 to 10 kHz, making 14.265 MHz unusable.

In addition, the Buckeye Net on 14.2...

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RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launch Scrubbed Again, but More Foxes are on the Way!

ARRL News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 06:16

The launch of the already-delayed United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket that will transport the RadFxSat (Fox-1B) CubeSat carrying an AMSAT Amateur Radio payload and other payloads into orbit was scrubbed on November 14, with just over 15 minutes to liftoff.

“The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying the JPSS-1 mission for NASA and NOAA was scrubbed today, due to a r...

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US Court of Appeals Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit in Ames v ARRL Case

ARRL News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:03

A lawsuit filed by former ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania Section Manager Joseph Ames, W3JY, of Malvern, Pennsylvania, against ARRL and several of its officers and Board members was dismissed with prejudice by the United States District Court in Philadelphia in December 2016.

Ames filed an appeal of that decision, and on November 11, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld the ...

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Section Managers to Begin New Terms of Office on January 1

ARRL News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:51

One ARRL Section will welcome a new Section Manager when the New Year begins, while incumbent SMs will continue to head five others. In Western Massachusetts, Raymond Lajoie, KB1LRL, of Lunenburg, will become the new Section Manager in January. He was the only candidate nominated for the position by the time the September 8 deadline arrived. He will succeed Ed Emco, W1KT, the current SM, who ha...

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RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launch Live Blog

AMSAT news - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:32

RadFxSat (Fox-1B) is scheduled for launch this morning at 1:47am PST (09:47 UTC) from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California! Please join us here for a live blog of the launch and initial reception reports.

Live video of the launch will be available on the NASA TV Media channel (NTV-3), starting at 09:15 UTC.

Preliminary TLEs are:

ELaNa 14
1 00000U 17017A   17317.46018518 -.00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0  9999
2 00000  97.6969 249.5697 0258300 235.3028 178.8186 14.79656332    06

JPSS-1 Mission Profile – Courtesy ULA

More information about the launch and early operations can be found at https://www.amsat.org/getting-ready-for-radfxsat-fox-1b/

 

 

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