Colin Bowman, 61, of Albany Hill has been trying to capture images from the International Space Station for about a year.
The signals were sent from the space station on Sunday as part of the commemoration of Russia and the Soviet Union’s space history.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) revealed that the sun unleashed the powerful solar flare on Wednesday, March 11, and the image of the solar event, which peaked at 12:22 p.m. EDT, was captured by the space agency’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which constantly monitors the sun.
Pratchett was born April 28, 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire to David and Eileen Pratchett. An only child and self-described indifferent student, Pratchett has credited Beaconsfield Public Library with the bulk of his education. In addition to wide-ranging and sometimes unusual reading habits (Pratchett has stated that he read the entire dictionary as a child), he nurtured offbeat interests such as amateur radio and astronomy.
One of my colleagues, Kit Haskins, alerted me to the following article: ‘How cops are catching grow ops with AM radios’. As a long-time EMI engineer, the headline certainly caught my eye. The article was posted by Keith Graves on his blog (PoliceOne.com) in February, 2014. Graves is a police sergeant in the San Francisco area and he described how police were starting to use AM radios in their vehicles to locate illegal indoor marijuana farms.
Icom America is showcasing new land mobile radio equipment at the 2015 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE). The company will be displaying new products promoting digital and IP radio technology. The IWCE conference will be held at Nevada’s Las Vegas Convention March 16-20. Icom will be exhibiting at Booth 621 during exhibit hall hours on March 18-19. Icom associates will also be participating on weekday panels highlighting P25, NXDN, next-gen communications, and systems deployed in Latin America.
Following successful vibration and thermal/vacuum testing, AMSAT-NA’s Fox-1A CubeSat now sits in a clean environment awaiting launch. AMSAT Vice-President-Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, said that NASA, the launch provider, now is reviewing several required reports. Fox-1A completed its Mission Readiness Review at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California, on February 24 before a review board of Cal Poly and NASA representatives, he said, adding that Fox-1A delivery and integration has been set for March 25.
Members of the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners said Monday night a proposed $12 million digital radio system that would be funded by a proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) will significantly improve communications for county first responders.
Now, you might not think that’s a particularly big deal. Satellites stay up longer than that (or don’t) all the time.
Well, the big deal about $50SAT is that it’s a self-built kit. And it’s still up there-although possibly only just. Unfortunately, it is now experiencing some premature battery deteriorating caused orbit decay, says Michael Kirkart, a member of the team that built the bird.
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