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AubieSat-1 was launched today

 AubieSat-1 was launched today and now can be heard as it circles our earth. AubieSat-1 downlink frequency: 437.475 MHZ  Keplerian Elements  Epoch: 28 Oct 2011 11:26:20 UTC  Period: 5841.68 sec  Eccentricity: 0.0253027  Inclination: 101.648 deg Argument of Perigee: 295.263 deg RAAN: 233.359 deg True Anomaly: 198.658 deg  The satellite will started transmitting on 28 Oct 2011 at 12:17:20 UTC For more information …

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BARC and Jeffco ARES in Alabama before and after the tornados

I was impressed by the immense turnout on the BARC(146.88 tone88.5) repeater in Birmingham Alabama as the storms approached. Storm spotters reporting in, various other ham radio operators reporting conditions. The unity and control of the net was obvious. I listen more than I talk and enjoyed being a fly on the wall. This disaster …

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HR 607 – House bill 607 -Limit amateur radio service ability to respond to emergencies

This is a full reprint of the HR 607. Introduced by Mr. KING of New York , Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, Mr. ROGERS of Alabama, Ms. CLARKE of New York, Mrs. MILLER of Michigan, Mr. LONG, and Mr. GRIMM). This bill is another attempt to limit the public’s ability to communicate in the event of an emergency and should be stopped.
Please read the bill which is included in this article and get active!

Ham radio help requested for KySat-1 launch

Amateur Radio satellite KySat-1, due to be launched February 23!!! As you may know, KySat-1 along with CubeSats from Montana State University and University of Colorado, will be launched into orbit from Vandenburg AFB on February 23 at 0809 UTC. As with all satellite missions, for us, verifying operation and establishing communication early is critical …

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NASA seeks Amateur Radio operators aid with NanoSail-D

NASA seeks Amateur Radio operators’ aid The US Space Agency NASA has asked for the help of Amateur Radio operators to help in receiving the signal from NanoSail-D on 437.270MHz. The NASA Press release says: Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. EST, engineers at Marshall SpacemFlight Center in Huntsville, Ala., confirmed that the NanoSail-D nanosatellite …

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In a NASA first, NanoSail-D spacecraft to set sail on the sunlight

NASA’s NanoSail-D is expected to test a type of propulsion that taps the momentum of photons in sunlight. Advocates say solar sails provide the best way toward interstellar travel. A new NASA craft is due to set sail, literally, Thursday night. What’s more, it hopes to be unfurling its sail in outer space. What, you …

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