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Out of control Chinese space station set to plummet to earth

The WIA report that an out-of-control Chinese space station moving at 17,000 mph was set to plummet to Earth over this Easter weekend, leaving space experts scrambling to guess where.

Tiangong-1, or "The Heavenly Palace," could re-enter the atmosphere over a
major city and scientists will not know until a few hours before it happens.

The space station was expected to re-enter the atmosphere between March 31 and April 4.

China has released little information apart from its altitude and without more details of its design European scientists and NASA have had little information on which to base their predictions for the landing area.

BUT do not be concerned nor change daily behavior (SIC), and to worry more about crossing the street more than looking to the sky to see if you are about to be hit on the 'noggin' by space debris.

A space debris expert based in Germany, said: "Over the past 60 years of
space flight, we are nearing the mark of 6,000 uncontrolled re-entries of large objects, mostly satellites and upper rocket stages.

"Only one event actually produced a fragment which hit a person."

The UK's Telegraph newspaper said " this person was Lottie Williams, in Tulsa, Oklahoma."

In 1997 she was struck on the shoulder by a six-inch piece of metal from a
Delta 2 rocket.

Wireless Institute of Australia

Source: http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/march/out-of-control-chinese-space-station-set-to-plummet-to-earth.htm#.Wr4byLhG1pg



Just When You Thought It Was Safe: Chinese Over-the-Horizon Radar Appears on 40 Meters

The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports that one of China’s over-the-horizon radar (OTHR) installations has been causing interference in the Amateur Radio 7 MHz band. The IARUMS February newsletter reports on that intruder and others.

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Digital QST App Update Coming by March 13

The digital QST app will be upgraded by Tuesday, March 13, to feature a new build from our digital publishing partner. This change only applies to mobile users who read digital QST on their smartphones or tablets through the app; web browser use will not be affected. The update will look different from the current app, but provide the same function to read and download digital QST, plus some new features that have been frequently requested by members.

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2018 Central Indiana Severe Weather Symposium Information #CISWS18

It’s that time of the year again! The Central Indiana Severe Weather Symposium is scheduled for Saturday March 17th.  The symposium will be at the IUPUI Campus Center room 450 B/C. Although times for the symposium are not announced yet, registration Is open.  Anyone attending MUST register in advance and any snail mail registrations must be postmarked by Feb 28th

The registration form is at: https://www.weather.gov/media/ind/CISWS/RegistrationFormFillable_2018.pdf

More details are at their website: https://www.weather.gov/ind/2018CISWS



Ham Talk Live Episode 103 > Changes at Hamvention

On Thursday 2-22-2018 at 9pm est (0200 GMT) join the interactive program Ham Talk Live by going to hamtalklive.com. When the audio player indicates LIVE, just hit the play button! 

In this episode W8CI, the official spokesperson of the Dayton Hamvention, will talk about the changes coming to Hamvention and the fairgrounds.

More info at: http://www.eham.net/articles/40871




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