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AMSAT-UK Colloquium 2019 Second Call for Speakers

AMSAT-UK is very happy to announce the 2019 AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will be held October 12-13 at the Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ. We invite speakers, to cover topics about Amateur satellites, CubeSats, Nanosats, Space, High Altitude Balloons and associated activities, for this event. Those wishing to speak…

CubeSat Developers Workshop – talks now available

Videos of the talks given at the 2019 CubeSat Developers Workshop held at Cal Poly Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo, CA during April 23–25 are now on YouTube. Schedule of presentationshttp://mstl.atl.calpoly.edu/~workshop/archive/2019/Spring/2019-CDW-Schedule.pdf Watch the videos athttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCENz0fNHsDR8Kz3jM6C_VWw/videos PDF Slides are in the CubeSat Developers Workshop Archivehttp://mstl.atl.calpoly.edu/~workshop/archive/ CalPoly CubeSathttps://twitter.com/CalPolyCubeSathttp://www.cubesat.org/mailinglist/ Read the full article at https://amsat-uk.org/2019/06/06/cubesat-developers-workshop-talks-now-available/. STRAY SIGNALS…

1240-1300 MHz band discussed by CEPT WGFM and CPG/PTA

WRC-2000 saw the Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) get an allocation at 1260-1300 MHz. This was the same ITU conference that saw 432-438 MHz being allocated for satellites that carry Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR) systems. In January 2006 Peter Blair G3LTF published a paper Potential Interference To Galileo From 23cm Band Operations. This described the…

AMSAT-UK payload on ESEO has been activated

Frame received by PQ2HX in Brazil at around 14:17 UTC on April 12, 2019 ESA have just released a new mission update for the ESEO Mission. It can be seen at https://www.esa.int/Education/ESEO/ESEO_mission_updates We are delighted that on April 12, 2019, the BPSK telemetry transmitter, on our payload, was enabled for a period of just over…

ISS Slow Scan TV June 5-6

ISS SSTV MAI-75 image 9/12 received by Chertsey Radio Club on Baofeng handheld A Russian MAI-SSTV event is planned from the International Space Station for Wednesday, June 5 from 12:00-16:00 GMT and June 6 from 11:30-15:30 GMT. ARISS say they expect transmissions to be at 145.800 MHz FM in SSTV mode PD120. Based on the…

FUNcube Patch on ESA PFC 71

  Neil Melville-Kenney PA9N wearing FUNcube Patch on ESA PFC 71 – Credit Novespace and ESA Neil Melville-Kenney, PA9N, has been a long time supporter of amateur radio space since the days of the SSETI Express mission. He is presently the ESA Parabolic Flight Coordinator and today took the opportunity to fly a FUNcube patch…

RSGB AGM Es’hail-2 / QO-100 talk now available

Dave Crump G8GKQ, Phil Crump M0DNY and Noel Matthews G8GTZ receive award from RSGB President Dave Wilson M0OBW – image credit RSGB The RSGB have made available a recording and slides of the presentation given at the AGM on April 27, 2019 about the Es’hail-2 / QO-100 amateur radio transponders. After the formal AGM proceedings…

Es’hail-2 awards at RSGB AGM

AMSAT-DL President Peter Guelzow DB2OS At the RSGB AGM in Birmingham on Saturday, April 27, 2019 two awards were made in recognition of work related to the amateur radio transponders on the geostationary satellite Es’hail-2 / QO-100. The prestigious Louis Varney Cup for Advances in Space Communication was awarded to Peter Gülzow DB2OS for his…

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