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Fair and 45 F at Tri-Cities Airport, WA

Weather - 3 min 31 sec ago

Winds are West at 5.8 MPH (5 KT). The pressure is 1025.3 mb and the humidity is 66%. The wind chill is 42. Last Updated on Jan 21 2019, 12:53 pm PST.

Fair and 42 F at Tri-Cities Airport, WA

Weather - 1 hour 3 min ago

Winds are Calm. The pressure is 1025.0 mb and the humidity is 79%. Last Updated on Jan 21 2019, 11:53 am PST.

Fair and 36 F at Tri-Cities Airport, WA

Weather - 2 hours 3 min ago

Winds are Calm. The pressure is 1024.7 mb and the humidity is 93%. Last Updated on Jan 21 2019, 10:53 am PST.

Fair and 33 F at Tri-Cities Airport, WA

Weather - 3 hours 3 min ago

Winds are Calm. The pressure is 1023.8 mb and the humidity is 100%. Last Updated on Jan 21 2019, 9:53 am PST.

Reports of Knacksat CubeSat Reception Requested

ARRL - 3 hours 55 min ago

The Knacksat 1U CubeSat launched on December 3 by a SpaceX vehicle may be in safe mode. The Knacksat project team at King Mongkut’s University of Technology-North Bangkok, Thailand, has speculated that launch delays may have led to battery depletion, preventing normal antenna deployment. Safe mode will let the spacecraft recharge its battery and receive commands from the ground.

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Reports of Knacksat CubeSat Reception Requested

ARRL - 3 hours 55 min ago

The Knacksat 1U CubeSat launched on December 3 by a SpaceX vehicle may be in safe mode. The Knacksat project team at King Mongkut’s University of Technology-North Bangkok, Thailand, has speculated that launch delays may have led to battery depletion, preventing normal antenna deployment. Safe mode will let the spacecraft recharge its battery and receive commands from the ground.

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New 2200-Meter Beacon on the Air from Australia

ARRL - 4 hours 2 min ago

The Caboolture Radio Club (VK4QD) in Queensland, Australia, is now operating a beacon on 2200 meters on 137.444 kHz using the call sign VK4RBC. Australia’s telecommunications authority ACMA has granted permission for continuous operation of the beacon, using WSPR2 (6H00F1D), plus a CW identifier. The power is 1 W EIRP into a 500-meter (1,640-foot) wire at a maximum of 40 meters (131 feet).

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Fog/Mist and 29 F at Tri-Cities Airport, WA

Weather - 4 hours 3 min ago

Winds are Calm. The pressure is 1022.5 mb and the humidity is 100%. Last Updated on Jan 21 2019, 8:53 am PST.

China to Launch Two Amateur Radio Satellites in April

ARRL - 4 hours 11 min ago

Two new Chinese satellites with Amateur Radio payloads are planned for an April 5 launch, CAMSAT has reported.

CAS-7A will carry H/T (21/29 MHz) and H/U (21/435 MHz) mode linear transponders, V/U linear and V/U FM transponders, a UHF CW telemetry beacon, UHF AX.25 4.8k/9.6k baud GMSK telemetry, and 3-centimeter AX.25 1 Mbps GMSK image data transmission for an onboard camera.

CAS-7B is described a...

A Few Clouds and 25 F at Tri-Cities Airport, WA

Weather - 5 hours 3 min ago

Winds are Calm. The pressure is 1021.4 mb and the humidity is 100%. Last Updated on Jan 21 2019, 7:53 am PST.

REF Contest, CW

Radio-Sport - 5 hours 3 min ago
0600Z, Jan 26 to 1800Z, Jan 27

BARTG RTTY Sprint

Radio-Sport - 5 hours 3 min ago
1200Z, Jan 26 to 1200Z, Jan 27

UBA DX Contest, SSB

Radio-Sport - 5 hours 3 min ago
1300Z, Jan 26 to 1300Z, Jan 27

Winter Field Day

Radio-Sport - 5 hours 3 min ago
1900Z, Jan 26 to 1900Z, Jan 27

CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW

Radio-Sport - 5 hours 3 min ago
2200Z, Jan 25 to 2200Z, Jan 27

Hungarian DX Contest

Radio-Sport - 5 hours 3 min ago
1200Z, Jan 19 to 1159Z, Jan 20

North American QSO Party, SSB

Radio-Sport - 5 hours 3 min ago
1800Z, Jan 19 to 0559Z, Jan 20

NA Collegiate Championship, SSB

Radio-Sport - 5 hours 3 min ago
1800Z, Jan 19 to 0559Z, Jan 20

ARRL January VHF Contest

Radio-Sport - 5 hours 3 min ago
1900Z, Jan 19 to 0359Z, Jan 21

NCCC Sprint Ladder

Radio-Sport - 5 hours 3 min ago
0230Z-0300Z, Jan 25
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