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2018-01-31 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Jan 31, 2018
Time: 7:33 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 12° above N

2018-02-01 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 19:34
Date: Thursday Feb 1, 2018
Time: 6:40 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-02-02 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 19:34
Date: Friday Feb 2, 2018
Time: 7:26 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 11° above N

2018-02-03 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 19:34
Date: Saturday Feb 3, 2018
Time: 6:33 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-02-04 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 19:34
Date: Sunday Feb 4, 2018
Time: 7:18 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 12° above N

2018-02-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 19:34
Date: Monday Feb 5, 2018
Time: 6:26 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NNE

2018-02-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 19:34
Date: Monday Feb 5, 2018
Time: 8:02 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 11° above NNW

2018-02-06 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 19:34
Date: Tuesday Feb 6, 2018
Time: 7:10 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 15° above NNE

2018-02-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Feb 7, 2018
Time: 6:21 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 11° above NNE
Departure: 10° above NE

2018-02-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Feb 7, 2018
Time: 7:54 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 20° above NNW

2018-02-08 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 19:34
Date: Thursday Feb 8, 2018
Time: 7:02 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 22°
Approach: 11° above NNW
Departure: 20° above NE

2018-02-08 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 19:34
Date: Thursday Feb 8, 2018
Time: 8:38 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above WNW
Departure: 10° above WNW

2018-02-09 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 19:34
Date: Friday Feb 9, 2018
Time: 7:46 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 59°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 59° above NNW

ARRL Hudson Division Director Promotes Amateur Radio Parity Act Before Senate Committee

ARRL News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 15:04

ARRL Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, testified Thursday (January 25) before a session of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation regarding Amateur Radio’s readiness to respond in an emergency. The session, “This is not a Drill: An Examination of Emergency Alert Systems,” was called in the wake of an incoming missile warning erroneously released in Hawaii earli...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:37

Low solar activity continued over the past reporting week (January 18-24) with zero sunspots visible after January 19. Average daily sunspot number changed from 7 over the previous seven days to 3.3 this week. Average daily solar flux was down slightly from 70.7 to 70. Geomagnetic indicators were also quiet.

 

Predicted solar flux is 70 on January 26 through February 16, 68 on February 17, 69 on ...

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ARISS Space Station APRS Packet System Currently Off Line

ARRL News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 10:28

The ARISS APRS packet system is not working at present. This is due to an as-yet unidentified anomaly involving the radio serving the system on board the ISS. A similar problem has occurred in the past, and steps taken to resolve the problem have proven to be only temporary.

“The system may return to service as it has in the past or it may have finally failed completely,” ARISS said in a stateme...

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Kristen McIntyre, K6WX, Appointed ARRL Pacific Division Vice Director

ARRL News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 07:05

Kristen McIntyre, K6WX, of Fremont, California, has been appointed Pacific Division Vice Director, ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has announced. The appointment came upon the recommendation of Director Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT, who succeeded long-time Pacific Division Director Bob Vallio, W6RGG, upon Vallio’s election as ARRL Second Vice President.

McIntyre, who has served as ARRL Technical Coor...

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Fox-1D (AO-92) Now Commissioned, Open for Amateur Use

ARRL News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 06:08

AMSAT Vice President-Operations Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, has declared that Fox-1D (AO-92) is now open for general Amateur Radio use. That word followed an announcement from AMSAT Vice President-Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, that AO-92 had been commissioned and formally turned over to AMSAT Operations.

Initially, the U/v FM transponder will be open continuously for 1 week. After that, operation...

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AO-92 Commissioned, Open for Amateur Use

AMSAT news - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 20:32

On the 03:25 UTC pass on January 26, 2018, AMSAT Vice President – Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, announced that AO-92 had been commissioned and formally turned the satellite over to AMSAT Operations. AMSAT Vice President – Operations Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, then declared that AO-92 was now open for amateur use. Audio of the handover and first operational pass can be heard here:

https://www.amsat.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/AO-92_20180126_0330Z_Transponder_open_for_use.mp3

 

Initially, the U/v FM transponder will be open continuously for a period of one week. After the first week, operations will be scheduled between the U/v FM transponder, L-Band Downshifter, Virginia Tech Camera, and the University of Iowa’s High Energy Radiation CubeSat Instrument (HERCI).

Schedule updates will appear in the AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins and will also be posted to the AMSAT-BB, AMSAT’s Twitter account (@AMSAT), the AMSAT North America Facebook group, and the AMSAT website at https://www.amsat.org/satellite-schedules/

AO-92 was launched on the PSLV-C40 mission from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India on January 12, 2018. For the past two weeks, the AMSAT Engineering and Operations teams have been testing the various modes and experiments on board. Testing has shown that both the U/v FM transponder and L-Band Downshifter work very well. The Virginia Tech camera has returned stunning photos and data from HERCI has been successfully downlinked.

AMSAT thanks the 178 stations worldwide that have used FoxTelem to collect telemetry and experiment data from AO-92 during the commissioning process. The collection of this data is crucial to the missions of AMSAT’s Fox-1 satellites. Please continue to collect data from AO-85, AO-91, and AO-92.

Radio Programming Charts

AO-92 Doppler Shift Correction (Mode U/v)

Memory

Your Transmit Frequency

(With 67 Hz Tone)

Your Receive Frequency

Acquisition of Signal (AOS) 435.340 MHz 145.880 MHz Approaching 435.345 MHz 145.880 MHz Time of Closest Approach (TCA) 435.350 MHz 145.880 MHz Departing 435.355 MHz 145.880 MHz Loss of Signal (LOS) 435.360 MHz 145.880 MHz

AO-92 Doppler Shift Correction (Mode L/v)

Memory

Your Transmit Frequency

(With 67 Hz Tone)

Your Receive Frequency

Acquisition of Signal (AOS) 1267.320 MHz 145.880 MHz Approaching 1 1267.325 MHz 145.880 MHz Approaching 2 1267.330 MHz 145.880 MHz Approaching 3 1267.335 MHz 145.880 MHz Approaching 4 1267.340 MHz 145.880 MHz Approaching 5 1267.345 MHz 145.880 MHz Time of Closest Approach (TCA) 1267.350 MHz 145.880 MHz Departing 1 1267.355 MHz 145.880 MHz Departing 2 1267.360 MHz 145.880 MHz Departing 3 1267.365 MHz 145.880 MHz Departing 4 1267.370 MHz 145.880 MHz Departing 5 1267.375 MHz 145.880 MHz Loss of Signal (LOS) 1267.380 MHz 145.880 MHz

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China Students’ “Zhou Enlai” CubeSat Launches with Ham Radio Payload On Board

ARRL News - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 12:16

Launched on January 19, China’s “Zhou Enlai” CubeSat is that country’s first to involve primary and middle school students. Named in honor of the first Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Zhou Enlai, the CubeSat was developed in Huai’an Youth Comprehensive Development Base in Jiangsu Province. Zhou Enlai was born in Huai’an. The 2-kg, 2U CubeSat carries an Amateur Radio FM transponder an...

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