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2019-02-21 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 13:34
Date: Thursday Feb 21, 2019
Time: 6:52 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 25°
Approach: 11° above SSW
Departure: 25° above SE

2019-02-22 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 13:34
Date: Friday Feb 22, 2019
Time: 5:59 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 14°
Approach: 10° above SSE
Departure: 14° above SE

2019-02-23 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 13:34
Date: Saturday Feb 23, 2019
Time: 5:39 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 10° above SSE
Departure: 13° above SE

2019-02-23 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 13:34
Date: Saturday Feb 23, 2019
Time: 6:42 AM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 74°
Approach: 10° above SW
Departure: 12° above ENE

2019-02-24 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 13:34
Date: Sunday Feb 24, 2019
Time: 5:49 AM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 33°
Approach: 26° above S
Departure: 30° above ESE

February 14 is Es’hail-2 (QO-100) Teleport Inauguration Day

ARRL News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 13:15

Thursday, February 14, is Teleport Inauguration Day in Qatar, celebrating the opening of the new Es’hailSat teleport and the official opening of Es’hail-2, which carries the first geostationary Amateur Radio payload, a German P4A package. Es’hail-2 launched last November from Cape Canaveral. The two Amateur Radio transponders onboard what’s now known as Qatar OSCAR 100 (QO-100) also will be mad...

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ARRL Contest Results Posted

ARRL News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:51

The Preliminary 10 Meter Contest results have posted, as have the preliminary 160 Meter Contest results and the full 10 GHz and Up Contest results. Visit the ARRL Contest Results Page.

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HAM RADIO 2019 Set for June 21 – 23 in Friedrichshafen, Germany

ARRL News - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 15:02

HAM RADIO 2019 and the 70th Lake Constance Convention, both organized by the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC), Germany’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-society, will take Friday, June 21, until Sunday, June 23, in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance. Contact DARC for discounted accommodations.

“We very much hope that, again, many representatives of the IARU member-societies wil...

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Brief ARRL Website Outage Planned for Wednesday, February 13

ARRL News - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 06:00

Some services on the ARRL website may be interrupted briefly on Wednesday, February 13, sometime between 1100 UTC and 1300 UTC. This outage is to accommodate a hardware test of the existing failover system for all systems behind the Rackspace firewall. Affected systems are the main website, including the ARRL Store and contesting-related pages. Logbook of The World (LoTW), e-mail, and all Headq...

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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

ARRL News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 14:34

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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Microsoft Compatibility Official Steers Enterprise Users Away from Internet Explorer

ARRL News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:01

Microsoft, which transitioned to its new browser Edge several years ago, is now advising enterprise users to avoid its legacy browser, Internet Explorer (IE). Microsoft Worldwide Lead for Application Compatibility Chris Jackson said this week that IE isn’t really a browser but a “compatibility solution” to deal with legacy sites. Microsoft no longer supports IE with new web standards, which is ...

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IARU Region 1 Youth Contesting Program Wants to Enlist More “Big-Gun” Stations

ARRL News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 09:15

International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Youth Working Group Chair Lisa Leenders, PA2LS, said young operators (age 26 or younger) in Region 1 (Europe and Africa) have been invited to participate in the Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Youth Contesting Program (YCP).

“Youth members from IARU Region 1 member-societies are invited to take part in a contest from so called ‘Top Gun’ stations,...

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ISS Packet Radio System is Back in Operation with New Equipment

ARRL News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 09:12

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) packet system is back on the air with new equipment. The replacement gear arrived last November and had been awaiting unpacking and installation. ARISS hardware team members on the ground were able to locate a functional duplicate of the old ISS packet TNC module that had been in operation for 17 years and had become intermittent. Cre...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 07:55

Solar wind pushed geomagnetic indicators higher last week (on February 1-2), and average planetary A index rose from 7 (for the seven days ending January 30) to 11.6 on January 31 through February 6.

When geomagnetic conditions are active, we usually see higher indices at high latitudes. Alaska’s college A index (measured at a magnetometer near Fairbanks) was 40 on February 1, indicating disturb...

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2019-02-06 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 03:34
Date: Wednesday Feb 6, 2019
Time: 7:42 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 56°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 56° above NNW

2019-02-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 03:34
Date: Thursday Feb 7, 2019
Time: 6:51 PM
Duration: 5 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 42°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 17° above E

2019-02-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 03:34
Date: Thursday Feb 7, 2019
Time: 8:29 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 16° above W
Departure: 16° above W

2019-02-08 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 03:34
Date: Friday Feb 8, 2019
Time: 7:38 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 39°
Approach: 28° above W
Departure: 27° above S

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