AMSAT’s Fox-1Cliff Amateur Radio CubeSat Launched Successfully

[UPDATED: 2018-12-04 @ 1320 UTC] SpaceX has announced that the SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission carrying AMSAT’s Fox-1Cliff CubeSat has been deployed into orbit. A SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle carried Fox-1Cliff and several other satellites into space on December 3 at approximately 1334 UTC from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, following a 1-day launch delay. (See the launch on YouTube.) According to AMSAT, at approximately 0030 UTC on December 4, several stations in Brazil — including PS8MT, PT9BM, and PT2AP — reported hearing the voice beacon “Fox-1Cliff Safe Mode,” confirming that the satellite was alive.

“Just before 0040 UTC, AMSAT Fox-1 Team Member Burns Fisher, WB1FJ, was the first to submit and upload telemetry to the AMSAT servers,” AMSAT reportedon its website. “Initial telemetry values show the satellite to be in good health. Thanks to the 29 stations that contributed telemetry during Fox-1Cliff’s initial orbits.”

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SpaceX launch from KSC to achieve ‘dream’ of ham radio enthusiasts

“November-Alpha-One-Sierra-Sierra, this is Kilo-Six-Whiskey-Alpha-Oscar.”

That call could be the start of a conversation between a licensed amateur radio operator on the ground and an astronaut aboard the International Space Station.

But the contact would only be possible for up to 10 minutes of the station’s orbit as it whizzed 250 miles overhead at 17,500 mph.

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Fresno ARES exercise 23 Nov

Fresno ARES/RACES will be conducting an on-the-air exercise Friday, 23 November at 1930L. This will be a message traffic type exercise. Directions specific to this exercise will be given at the beginning.  All licensed amateurs are welcome, everyone is encouraged to participate. The exercise will be conducted on the N6HEW repeater, 147.150 with a positive offset and a tone of 141.3.

//K6OGR – Brian

CARP Christmas Party Friday December 7th, 2018

BE SURE TO SIGN UP/RSVP FOR THE EVENT NOW!

To thank members for their support throughout the year, CARP will host a Pot-Luck style Christmas Party. The main dishes of Ham, Turkey and Tri-tip will be provided by the club and side-dishes will be brought by attendees.

There will be a prize drawing for members.

Date/Time:

Friday December 7th 2018 at 7:00 pm

Location:

Clovis Senior Center – Classroom
850 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA

RSVP

RSVP via the CARP Christmas Party RSVP/Signup Page.

Contact:

info@k6arp.org

Professor Valentina Zharkova explains and confirms why a “Super” Grand Solar Minimum is upon us

Professor Valentina Zharkova gave a presentation of her Climate and the Solar Magnetic Field hypothesis at the Global Warming Policy Foundation in October, 2018. The information she unveiled should shake/wake you up.

Zharkova was one of the few that correctly predicted solar cycle 24 would be weaker than cycle 23 – only 2 out of 150 models predicted this.

Her models have run at a 93% accuracy and her findings suggest a SuperGrand Solar Minimum is on the cards beginning 2020 and running for 350-400 years.

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