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2018-08-03 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:34
Date: Friday Aug 3, 2018
Time: 9:31 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 17°
Approach: 13° above NNW
Departure: 10° above ENE

2018-08-03 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:34
Date: Friday Aug 3, 2018
Time: 11:07 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 45°
Approach: 23° above NW
Departure: 45° above NW

2018-08-04 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:34
Date: Saturday Aug 4, 2018
Time: 10:16 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 43°
Approach: 26° above NNW
Departure: 33° above ENE

2018-08-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:34
Date: Sunday Aug 5, 2018
Time: 9:24 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 27°
Approach: 18° above NNW
Departure: 10° above E

2018-08-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:34
Date: Sunday Aug 5, 2018
Time: 10:59 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 32°
Approach: 14° above WNW
Departure: 32° above WSW

2018-08-06 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:34
Date: Monday Aug 6, 2018
Time: 10:09 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 78°
Approach: 35° above WNW
Departure: 37° above SE

2018-08-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:34
Date: Tuesday Aug 7, 2018
Time: 9:17 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 54°
Approach: 33° above NNW
Departure: 10° above ESE

2018-08-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:34
Date: Tuesday Aug 7, 2018
Time: 10:52 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 11° above W
Departure: 15° above WSW

2018-08-08 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:34
Date: Wednesday Aug 8, 2018
Time: 10:01 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 29°
Approach: 19° above W
Departure: 21° above S

Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure 2018 Concludes with 6,000+ Contacts in the Log

ARRL News - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 10:56

The participants in the 2018 Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure (YDXA) at PJ2Y in Curacao put 6,218 contacts into the log before having to shut down on July 23.

“There was a concentrated effort to have an FT8 station on the air as much as possible,” recounted Team Leader Jim Storms, AB8YK. “Also two additional radios were on the air almost constantly. One was on SSB and the other alternated between ...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 06:10

“Zero Beating” is the topic of the latest (July 19) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, ...

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FCC Proposes $18,000 Fine in Louisiana Amateur Radio Interference Case

ARRL News - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 13:40

The FCC has issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) proposing to fine Jerry W. Materne, KC5CSG, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, $18,000 “for apparently causing intentional interference and for apparently failing to provide station identification on amateur radio frequencies,” the FCC said.

“Mr. Materne was previously warned regarding this behavior in writing by the Enforcement Bureau and, given ...

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Significant Changes in Store for FT8 and MSK144 with WSJT-X Version 2.0

ARRL News - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 13:04

WSJT-X co-developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, has announced that major changes are coming to the FT8 and MSK144 digital protocols when WSJT-X version 2.0 arrives in a few months. Taylor said version 2.0 should be ready for prime time by January.

“Much of the necessary programming is finished,” Taylor said in a post to the Packrats reflector. “Many of the new features have been tested on the air, and we...

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Parity Act Options Open Despite Removal from Defense Authorization Act Conference Report

ARRL News - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 12:39

ARRL Hudson Division Director and ad hoc Legislative Advocacy Committee Chair Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, says removal of Amateur Radio Parity Act (HR 555) language from the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report this week was unfortunate, but does not kill the initiative. The Parity Act would ask the FCC to grant radio amateurs living in deed-restricted communities the right to i...

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International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend Welcomes First-Time Lights

ARRL News - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 08:39

Marking its 21st anniversary this year, the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) in August will celebrate Amateur Radio operation at several lighthouses that will make debut appearances in this year’s event. So far, 300 groups or individuals have registered to indicate plans to participate from a lighthouse or lightship during the 2-day operating activity. Newcomers joining the...

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Astro-Ham Alexander Gerst, KF5ONO, Jams with Kraftwerk for Festival Audience

ARRL News - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 11:47

European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut Alexander Gerst, KF5ONO, had the opportunity on July 20 to sit in from space with the otherworldly German band Kraftwerk. Gerst accompanied the four Kraftwerk musicians, each on synthesizers, using a tablet device equipped to serve as a mini-synthesizer as part of the Jazz Open Festival held on Schlossplatz, the largest square in Stuttgart, Germany. Gerst a...

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