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Radio hams receive Slow Scan TV from Space

ISS SSTV received by Edmund Spicer M0MNG Radio amateurs around the world are receiving Slow Scan Television images on 145.800 MHz FM from the International Space Station. The transmissions by ARISS Russia are in celebration of Cosmonautics Day and should continue until 1820 GMT on Saturday, April 14. Pete M0PSX of Essex Ham reports receiving…

ISS amateur radio link-up for UK school

A contact between Kings High School for Girls in Warwick and the International Space Station is planned for Thursday 19th April at 1205 UT (1305 BST). The school says: We strongly encourage our girls to develop their interests both inside and outside the classroom. This culture of empowerment led one of our girls to apply…

End of mission for PicSat

Artist’s impression of PicSat in space PicSat, launched January 12, carried an amateur radio FM transponder. Unfortunately following a loss of communications in March the team has had to announce the end of the mission. On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 20, 2018 PicSat suddenly fell silent, after two successful morning passes over Europe. Attempts…

Athenoxat-1 QSL Card Challenge

Athenoxat-1 The Athenoxat-1 project team has implemented an interesting experiment (puzzle) where frames containing fragments of images of QSL cards are periodically transmitted by the satellite. Amateurs can participate in the experiment by receiving the fragments and sending KISS files via email to the Athenoxsat-1 project team. The frames will then be processed and the…

ISS SSTV active on 145.800 MHz FM in April

ISS SSTV MAI-75 image 9/12 received by Chertsey Radio Club on Baofeng handheld The International Space Station (ISS) amateur radio Slow Scan Television (SSTV) transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM are expected to be activate over several days in April. The Inter-MAI-75 SSTV experiment should be active on: • Monday, April 2 from 15:05-18:30 UT •…

Spring issue of OSCAR News now available

E-members of AMSAT-UK can now download the Spring 2018 edition of OSCAR News here. This edition describes how to make contacts through amateur radio satellites using your 144/430 MHz FM handheld transceiver and has an update on the satellites carrying FUNcube SSB/CW linear transponders. The paper edition should be sent to postal members in 2-3…

Es’hail-2 geostationary satellite discussed in Doha

Michael, DF4HR, Wolfgang, DK2DO, Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, Mustapha, DL1BDF, Sabaan Mismar Al-Jassim, A71BP – Credit DARC The DARC report the Es’hail-2 geostationary satellite, which will carry 2.4 to 10 GHz amateur radio transponders, was discussed at a meeting in Doha in January. A Google-English translation of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club e.V. post reads:…

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