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  • Maintenance takes SAQ off the air
    There will be no Alexanderson Day over-the-air VLF transmission on 2 July 2017 from SAQ, the Alexanderson alternator station in Sweden. SAQ periodically schedules transmissions with the nearly century-old behemoth that operates on 17.2kHz from the World Heritage Grimeton Radio... Read more »
  • Asteroid named after radio amateur
    The International Astronomical Union has named a celestial body after a radio amateur. Space physicist and radio amateur Asta Pellinen Wannberg, SM3UHV, is a professor at the Department of Physics at Umeå University. She has made a ground-breaking effort to use... Read more »
  • Can you help out with YOTA?
    There’s just six weeks to go before the RSGB host the IARU Region 1 Youngsters on the Air activity week. Activities during the week will include Summits on the Air, ARDF, construction, and operating a special event station—amongst many other... Read more »
  • What would you ask an astronaut?
    YOTA teams across the world have been invited to submit questions for the planned contact with the International Space Station during YOTA 2017. Linking with the theme of the amateur radio event, questions should focus on communications, which can include... Read more »
  • New exam standards committee chair
    The RSGB is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Anthony Kent, G8PBH, as Chair of the RSGB Examinations Standards Committee. Tony obtained his call sign, G8PBH, in 1978 and has been active on the bands continuously since. His interests... Read more »
  • ARISS SSTV Commemorative Activity
    ISS SSTV image 2 received by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN April 12, 2016 at 1556 UT Special Slow Scan Television (SSTV) transmissions are expected to be made from the International Space Station on 145.800 MHz FM around the weekend of July 15. In... Read more »
  • FUNcube Satellite Status June 2017
    AO-73 (FUNcube-1) – Image credit Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG AMSAT-UK has released the FUNcube satellite status update report for June 2017. AO-73 FUNcube-1 The transponder is normally operational only when the satellite is in eclipse, ie the solar panels are NOT being illuminated. During... Read more »
  • Amateur radio to the rescue of satellite
    I-Inspire-2 is a 20 x 10 x 10cm CubeSat built by the University of Sydney in collaboration with the Australian National University and the University of New South Wales (Sydney) WIA News reports: On board the tiny spacecraft is an experiment, part... Read more »
  • Join Virtual Buildathon and build satellite antenna
    Chertsey Radio Club is running a virtual build-a-thon to construct a dual-band satellite antenna for 2m/70cm using low-cost parts and it’s open to all. They will be using WebEx so access to a PC/Tablet, webcam and Internet will be needed to... Read more »
  • Syllabus consultation for UK amateur radio exams
    A syllabus consultation is being held for the new Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced RSGB amateur radio exams. The RSGB says: A complete review of the syllabus for all three levels of the amateur radio examinations has been completed. The draft of the new... Read more »
  • CAS-4A and CAS-4B Satellites from CAMSAT Launched
    CAS-4A and CAS-4B launch on CZ-4B Two of CAMSAT’s amateur radio payloads piggybacked on the optical remote sensing micro-satellites OVS-1A and OVS-1B were launched at 0300 GMT on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, on the CZ-4B... Read more »
  • 2017 CubeSat Workshop presentations available
    The 2017 CubeSat Developers Workshop, held in San Luis Obispo CA April 26-28, was the biggest event yet, with almost 550 attendees from 19 different countries! All 2017 presentation slides are now available online at http://mstl.atl.calpoly.edu/%7Eworkshop/archive/ You can also find all video footage... Read more »
  • February launch for Jordanian CubeSat
    Aya Jaafari at IEEE Day 2016 event in Amman, Jordan Fourth year electrical engineering student Aya Jaafari is a member of the JY1-SAT team. She says working on the CubeSat has allowed her to practically implement a lot of what she... Read more »
  • Ham Radio Awareness Program at Science City Ahmedabad
    Ham Radio Awareness Program at Science City Ahmedabad May 20, 2017 AMSAT-India Regional Coordinator Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP conducted a Ham Radio Awareness program for summer camp students at Science City Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India on May 20, 2017. The event was knowledge gaining... Read more »
  • QB50 ISS CubeSat Deployments Phase 2
    The second phase of QB50 CubeSats deployments from the International Space Station is now expected to take place this Thursday and Friday, May 25-26 GMT. Check QB50-CubeSat Mission for updates. Download the QB50 ISS CubeSat Deployment and Radio Information v3 PDF Built by... Read more »
  • Nayif-1 and Dashboard news
    Nayif-1 Nayif-1 has now been in orbit for more than two weeks and all systems continue to operate nominally. The power budget is positive, the spin/tumble rate is acceptably low, on board temperatures are perfectly ok and, importantly, the educational/amateur transponder... Read more »
  • Nayif-1 UPDATE -Thursday 16th Feb 2017
    All the tlm numbers “in the green”! With the  Nayif-1 patch and lapel badge Nayif-1 was successfully launched at 03:58UTC on February 15th 2017 and good signals were soon heard by stations in North America. We are pleased to be able to confirm... Read more »
  • Nayif-1 Pre-launch Keps and other details UPDATED Tuesday 14th Feb 2017
    The launch time for the Nayif-1 CubeSat remains as 03:58UTC on February 15th 2017 on the PSLV C37 vehicle. We expect the launch to be webstreamed at http://webcast.gov.in/live/ A set of pre-launch TLEs have been released: NAYIF 1 17002U 17002A   17046.17824931 0.00000000  00000-0 ... Read more »
  • Nayif-1 launch date now confirmed
    Nayif-1, a 1U CubeSat, which has a full FUNcube payload, is scheduled for launch on an Indian PSLV launch vehicle at 03:58 UTC on February 15th 2017. The flight, C-37, will be carrying a total of 104 satellites into orbit.... Read more »
  • AO73/FUNcube-1 Third Birthday
    Today, November 21st 2016, marks the third birthday in space for our baby, 985 gram, spacecraft. FUNcube-1 was launched at 07:10 UTC on November 21st 2013 and its first signals were received immediately after deployment over the Indian Ocean by amateurs... Read more »
  • EO79/FUNcube-3 enters service for the amateur radio community
    AMSAT-UK and AMSAT-NL working with ISIS BV are delighted to announce that the FUNcube U/V transponder, on the 2U CubeSat QB50p1, has now been activated with a regular schedule. Due to power budget constraints the transponder cannot be operational 24/7 and... Read more »
  • The Second Birthday of FUNcube-1
    FUNcube-1 was launched into space two years ago on November 21st 2013. We are delighted to be able to report that more than 900 stations, including many schools around the world, have received the telemetry from the spacecraft since launch. Our... Read more »
  • Certificate and QSL cards available OnLine
    As announced at the recent AMSAT-UK Colloquium, a ‘Certificate of Achievement’ and/or an amateur radio style ‘QSL’ card are now available online. Only those who have successfully received telemetry from FUNcube-1 AND uploaded it to the Warehouse are able to... Read more »
  • Martlesham Development Workshop report
    Having two live projects underway is proving an enjoyable challenge for the AMSAT-UK teams involved. Both the Nayif-1 CubeSat and our payload on ESEO will provide similar 1k2 BPSK FUNcube compatible downlinks so the teams have quite a lot in... Read more »
  • Another FUNcube transponder!
    AMSAT-NL has just announced that an initial series of tests of the FUNcube transponder payload aboard the QB50p1 CubeSat have been successfully completed. QB50p1 is one of two QB50 precursor spacecraft that were launched from Yasny in Russia in June 2014. The... Read more »