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Category: AMSAT News

ISS SSTV Dec 4, 5 and 6

ISS SSTV MAI-75 image 9/12 received by Chertsey Radio Club on Baofeng handheld Russian cosmonauts are expected to activate Slow Scan Television (SSTV) image transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM from the International Space Station on Wednesday to Friday, December 4, 5 and 6. This is the schedule for the planned activation of the MAI-75 SSTV…

FCC seeks to clear radio amateurs out of 3.4 GHz

An FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposes to remove the existing non-federal allocations in the 3.3-3.55 GHz band. The FCC say: By taking the initial step needed to clear the band of allocations for non-federal incumbents, the Commission furthers its continued efforts to make more mid-band spectrum potentially available to support next generation wireless…

Happy Birthday FUNcube-1 (AO73)

Telemetry received from FUNcube-1 at National Radio Centre Bletchley Park, Nov 21, 2013 November 21st 2019, marked the sixth birthday of our very first CubeSat mission, FUNcube-1. A very short time after the launch from Yasny in Russia and within a few minutes from deployment, the very first frame of data from the low power…

IARU: WRC-19 Grinds On – Week 3

The IARU has issued its report on Week 3 of the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from October 28 to November 22, 2019. With just 3-1/2 days left for substantive work – the final session of the Plenary to approve texts to be included in the Final Acts is scheduled…

RAC Attends Canadian CubeSat Meeting

UNB CubeSats Group photo by Annette Wetmore On October 7, 8 and 9, 2019, the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and CubeSat NB hosted the first of three Preliminary Design Review (PDR) meetings for the Canadian CubeSat Project initiated by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The Canadian Space Agency…

RSGB WRC-19 Update: 23cms and A Long Day

IARU Team at WRC-19 The RSGB have posted an update on activities at the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference during Tuesday, November 5. A somewhat difficult start to the day’s proceedings began with another AI-10 Proposal being introduced for WRC-23 – protecting RNSS (Galileo etc) from secondary amateur usage in the 23cm band. Future mobile/IMT was…

PocketQube Workshop videos available

The 3rd PocketQube Satellite Workshop, hosted by Alba Orbital, was held September 5-6, 2019, in Glasgow. Talks given at the event are now available on YouTube. Among the presenters were: • Stuart Robinson GW7HPW, $50SAT Team • Julian Fernandez EA4HCD, Fossasat-1 • Zac Manchester KD2BHC, Chipsats • Constantin Constantinides MM6XOM, Unicorn-2 Talk schedule and PDF…

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