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[l] at 7/9/20 9:28am
ESA Education has released tutorial videos explaining how to make use of various computers and mobile devices to receive the International Space Station SSTV transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM that are expected for the 45th anniversary of the Apollo-Soyuz mission. … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, Amateur Radio, Apollo, Ham Radio, ISS, Soyuz, SSTV]

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[l] at 7/8/20 10:59am
The ESA space agency has released a new video ‘How to get pictures from the International Space Station via Amateur Radio’. Did you know that astronauts on the International Space Station send pictures from space to ground over amateur radio … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, Amateur Radio, Ham Radio, International Space Station, ISS, SSTV]

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[l] at 7/7/20 3:22pm
Sasha M6IOR and Sophie M6NYX have made available a Guide for the reception of NOAA satellite images using software defined radio on Windows or MacOS. The guide suggests a few ways to receive an Automatic Picture Transmission (APT) from active … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, Amateur Radio, Ham Radio, NOAA, Weather Satellites]

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[l] at 7/3/20 12:53pm
E-members of AMSAT-UK can now download the June 2020 edition of OSCAR News, issue 230, here. The paper edition edition will be sent to postal members and should arrive in the next 2-3 weeks. In this issue: • From the … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, Amateur Radio, CubeSat, Ham Radio, satellite]

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[l] at 6/20/20 8:56am
The CAMSAT CAS-6 satellite was launched December 20, 2019. Alan Kung BA1DU reports the V/UHF antenna was deployed on Saturday, June 20, 2020 and the linear transponder activated. Due to some OBC failures, CW beacon and GMSK telemetry are not … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, Amateur Radio, CAMSAT, CAS-6, Ham Radio, satellite]

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[l] at 6/15/20 10:09am
The FUNcube Team has announced the availability of FUNcube CubeSat satellite telemetry decoder software for the popular Raspberry Pi computer board. The original FUNcube telemetry decoder and Dashboard was designed to run on Windows devices and the FUNcube team did … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, Amateur Radio, CubeSat, FUNcube, Ham Radio, JY1Sat, Raspberry Pi, RPI, satellite]

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[l] at 6/13/20 12:32pm
Rohit Bokade VU3OIR has started a petition requesting a change to the Amateur Radio licence in India to permit all grades of licence to use the amateur radio satellites. In India holders of the Restricted grade of licence (VU3 prefix) … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, Amateur Radio, CubeSat, hamradio, India, satellites]

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[l] at 6/10/20 5:11am
Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) report 15 CubeSat satellites are being built by students in Canada, all are expected to carry amateur radio payloads. The RAC post says: The Canadian Space Agency has been providing support and guidance to 15 … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, Amateur Radio, Canada, CubeSat, Ham Radio, ISS]

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[l] at 6/9/20 9:38am
Tony Hutchison VK5ZAI was awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List released June 8, 2020. The citation reads: “For significant service to amateur radio, particularly to satellite and space communication.” For full details … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, Amateur Radio, ARISS, Ham Radio, ISS]

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[l] at 6/6/20 12:30pm
A cartoon movie has been made that tells the story of the student-built spacecraft Longjiang-2 / Lunar-OSCAR-94 which went into lunar orbit and transmitted SSDV images back to radio amateurs on Earth. Longjiang-2 / LO-94, developed by students and researchers … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, Amateur Radio, Ham Radio, JT4G, LO-94, Longjiang-2, Lunar, Moon, spacecraft, SSDV, WSJT]

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[l] at 6/5/20 7:43am
Ofcom are proposing to impose onerous new licence conditions and mandatory guidance on all licensees (not just amateurs) who are able to transmit >10W EIRP, prompted by recent but unjustified 5G concerns etc. The RSGB EMF consultation response guide says: … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, Amateur Radio, EMF, Ham Radio, OFCOM, satellite]

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[l] at 6/1/20 11:47am
After some eight months in continuous sunlight, FUNcube-1 has now started to see some eclipses during each orbit. The telemetry received has shown that the spacecraft continued to function perfectly during this period and the on board temperatures did not … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, Amateur Radio, AO-73, CubeSat, FUNcube-1, Ham Radio]

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[l] at 6/1/20 11:47am
After some eight months in continuous sunlight, FUNcube-1 has now started to see some eclipses during each orbit. The telemetry received has shown that the spacecraft continued to function perfectly during this period and the on board temperatures did not … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, Amateur Radio, AO-73, CubeSat, FUNcube-1, Ham Radio]

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[l] at 5/24/20 5:27am
Thailand’s regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), has issued the special callsign, E2STAYHOME, to the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King (RAST) for use during the outbreak of the COVID-19 … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, Amateur Radio, Es'hail-2, Geostationary, Ham Radio, QO-100, satellite]

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[l] at 5/22/20 8:55am
The AMSAT-UK shop has fresh stocks of the popular 5 watt 2.4 GHz amplifier kit for use with the QO-100 geostationary satellite. The amplifier was designed by Kurt Moraw DJ0ABR and the kit was implemented by Arved Viehweger M0KDS. The … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, 2.4 GHz, Amateur Radio, amplifier, Es'hail-2, Ham Radio, QO-100, satellite]

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[l] at 5/19/20 1:29pm
Radio amateur and Executive Chairman of SSTL, Sir Martin Sweeting G3YJO, has recorded a series of home videos from Coronavirus lockdown to record answers to the questions he is most frequently asked. In this episode he talks about his inspiration … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, Amateur Radio, G3YJO, Ham Radio, satellite, Sir Martin Sweeting, SSTL]

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[l] at 5/10/20 8:53am
After a week of testing, the transponder on HuskySat-1 is enabled and open for use and testing. It’s fairly sensitive, and 5-10 watts is plenty most of the time. There are some fades due to satellite orientation, and some passes … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, Amateur Radio, CubeSat, Ham Radio, HuskySat-1]

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[l] at 5/10/20 4:27am
This kit has been designed by David Bowman G0MRF and contains all the parts required to drive a PA on 2.4 GHz for QO-100. The completed board will have a gain of about 25 – 26dB and for best linearity, … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, 2.4 GHz, 2400 MHz, Amateur Radio, amplifier, Es'hail-2, Ham Radio, QO-100]

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[l] at 5/5/20 5:16am
On Wednesday, May 13, at 1830 GMT (7:30pm BST) Robin Moseley G1MHU will give a talk on Zoom titled “Introduction to amateur satellites, meteor scatter, EME and ISS”. The presentation is being organised by the Denby Dales Amateur Radio Society … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, Amateur Radio, CubeSat, EME, Ham Radio, ISS, satellite, Zoom]

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[l] at 5/4/20 1:04pm
E-members of AMSAT-UK can now download the March 2020 edition of OSCAR News, issue 229, here. The paper edition edition is being sent to postal members and should arrive in the coming week. In this issue: • From the Secretary’s … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, AMSAT, CubeSat, Oscar News, QO-100, satellite]

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[l] at 5/1/20 9:15am
The Online Space Workshop #OSW2020 takes place this weekend May 2-3. You can watch live on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4SHJxCLutZRWK9uQXFVXxQ The full schedule of presentations is on the AMSAT Nepal site. Note the times are given in Nepali Time which is … Continue reading →

[Category: Daily Updates, #OSW2020, Amateur Radio, CubeSat, Ham Radio, IOT, Picosatellites, PocketQube, Space]

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