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ISS Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams, KD5TVQ, Breaks Time-on-Station Record

ARRL - Wed, 2016-09-07 11:15

NASA astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams, KD5TVQ, and two of his space station crewmates have returned safely to Earth, following Williams’ US record-breaking mission aboard the ISS. Williams, Oleg Skripochka, RN3FU, and Alexey Ovchinin landed in a Soyuz TMA-20M transporter early today in Kazakhstan. Now with four space missions to his credit, W...

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Mexican Emergency Communication Net Activates for Newton

ARRL - Wed, 2016-09-07 10:50

The FMRE (Federación Mexicana de Radioexperimentadores) Emergency Communication Net activated as Hurricane Newton, now a tropical storm, approached the Baja California peninsula. The storm now is weakening as it passes over the Mexican state of Sonora. The net has asked the cooperation of the Amateur Radio community in keeping both 7.060 and 7.130 MHz clear for any emergency traffic.

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Gold! NPOTA Activation Set from Alaska’s Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

ARRL - Tue, 2016-09-06 12:32

[UPDATED 2016-09-07 @ 2314 UTC] Mark Bowers, VY1MAB, from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, will activate the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (HP21), for the National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) program. A storm has forced postponement of his trip until Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18. The NPOTA unit has been only lightly activated this year, so it remains “a rare one.”

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Failure Prompts Postponement of Fox-1Cliff and Fox-1D Integration

ARRL - Tue, 2016-09-06 11:57

As a consequence of the September 1 explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle during a “static fire” test, AMSAT has announced that the planned integration of Fox-1Cliff and Fox-1D on the maiden voyage of the Spaceflight SHERPA platform would be postponed. AMSAT said the impact of the incident on the launch date is unknown at this time, however. Fox-1C and Fox-1D are scheduled to launch abo...

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