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ARLS006 Slow-Scan TV Transmissions from ISS Scheduled for April 11

ZCZC AS06    QST de W1AW    Space Bulletin 006 ARLS006    From ARRL Headquarters    Newington, CT April 7, 2015    To all radio amateurs

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced that slow-scan television (SSTV) transmissions are planned for Cosmonautics Day, Saturday, April 11 from RS0ISS in the ISS Russian sector.

Cosmonautics Day celebrates space pioneer Yuri Gagarin's April 12, 1961, as the first human to reach space.

The SSTV event will get under way at on April 11, 1000 UTC on

145.800 MHZ and continue until 2130 UTC. All transmissions will use SSTV mode PD180. If similar to prior SSTV events, 12 different photos will be sent through the weekend with 3 minute off periods between transmissions.

Receiving the SSTV images requires a 2 meter receiver/transceiver and a PC to convert the audio to an image. Software such as MMSSTV is available free on the Internet. Received images may be uploaded and viewed at the ARISS Image Gallery at, .

Unanticipated events on board the ISS may cause any scheduled ham radio event to be postponed or cancelled. Check the ARISS Facebook page for updates.

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17th Annual Communications Academy 2015

Event is at Seattle College starting April 11-12, 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Activities are Keynote Presentations - 40 Hrs. of classes and workshops - Exhibitors and Vendors - Door Prizes - Comm. Vans

A trainning Workshop for Volunteer Emergency Communicators

LOCATION: South Seattle College 6000 16th Avenue S.W. -Seattle, WA 98106-1499 Website:  -- flyer

2015 Eastern VHF-UHF-Microwave Conference

2015 Eastern VHF-UHF-Microwave Conference -- April17-18-19 -- Manchester, CT

41st ANNUAL EASTERN VHF/UHF/MICROWAVE CONFERENCE Fri./Sat./Sun. April 17-18-19 2015 BAYMONT INN and SUITES, 20 Taylor St., Manchester, CT 06042 (just a few miles northeast of Hartford, CT off I-84, at Exit 63)  More information HERE or

66th International DX Convention

The International DX Convention is April 17-19, 2015 in Visalia, CA

For more information please go to:

Hams Encouraged to Hit the Water for New US Islands Awards “One-Day Getaway”

Event starts May 9, 2015

Fans of portable ham radio are encouraged to grab their equipment and head for the water as part of the new “One-Day Getaway,” sponsored by the US Islands Awards Program. The annual event will debut on Saturday, May 9, from 0000 UTC through 2359 UTC (Friday evening to Saturday evening in the continental US). Founded in 1994, US Islands promotes portable ham radio operation from islands in all bodies of water — lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and coastal islands in US territorial waters.

There is continued information at the ARRL web site.

National Traffic System (NTS) School

Sponsored by Kate Hutton-K6HTN

It looks like we will have TFC School in Palmdale on Sat May 23, 9 a.m. to noon.  Location is  "Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 West Ave J Lancaster CA 93534,"  Conf Room # 101.  I think this is the hospital where ARES usually meets.

So if anyone wants a refresher, or if you haven't had TFC School yet, or if you want to HELP, please let me know.

Kate can be reached at

Central States VHF Conference 2015

The Conference is held in Denver Colorado on Thursday July 23rd thru Sunday 26th, 2015

LOCATION: Denver Marriott Westminster 7000 Church Ranch Boulevard
Westminster, Colorado 80021

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, this fine venue offers many amenities within a short distance. There will be ample time to meet and greet your old friends and to make new ones.

There is more information at

You can contact the Program Chairman John Maxwell W0VG at

6m EME DXpedition to V6 - Please distribute widely

Hello 6m DXers!

This year's dedicated 6m EME DXpedition will be from V6M in PK90va, August 26 thru September 3, 2015, in celebration of my 50 years of VHF DXing.

For more information, please click on FLYER


The 2015 ARRL Southwestern DIV. Convention is September 11-13, in Torrance, California.  The website:  

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