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  • RSGB 2018 Convention booking now
    Bookings for the RSGB 2018 Convention are now open. The event takes place from 12 to 14 October 2018 and there will be topics to cater for all tastes and at all levels across five lecture streams. The event also... Read more »
  • British Island Waterways on the Air
    British Island Waterways on the Air (BIWOTA) is on the weekend 25 to 27 August 2018. The event is open to all boaters, cyclists, walkers and other users of the canals, towpaths and riverbanks for work or recreation. It is... Read more »
  • Radio amateur interviewed on BBC
    James Patterson, M1DST—a member of Swindon and District ARC—was interviewed recently on BBC Wiltshire about amateur radio. He discussed whether it still has a place now we have modern technology and the internet. James produced an edited version of his... Read more »
  • Apply now for FIFA World Cup Marathon
    The RSGB has agreed to participate in the FIFA World Cup Marathon which is being organised by the Union of Radio Amateur of Russia (RRC). The Marathon is set to run from 1 June to 15 July 2018. There will... Read more »
  • Also in GB2RS this week…
    Illness of a key RSGB staff member means that it has not been possible to prepare Regional News again this week, for which we apologise. Details of many club events can be found in the April edition of RadCom, supplemented by the listing at rsgb.org/events.... Read more »
  • King’s High School ARISS contact on BBC TV
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    Nicola Beckford from BBC TV interviewing Eleanor Griffin before the ARISS contact – image credit KHS On April 19 student Eleanor Griffin led the live question and answer session between King’s High School (GB4KHS) in Warwick and astronaut Ricky Arnold KE5DAU... Read more »
  • Radio hams receive Slow Scan TV from Space
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    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... Read more »
  • ISS amateur radio link-up for UK school
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    A contact between Kings High School for Girls in Warwick using the call sign GB4KHS and the International Space Station, call sign OR4ISS, is planned for Thursday, April 19 at 1205 GMT (1305 BST). The amateur radio contact should be... Read more »
  • Russian ISS SSTV Event to Celebrate Cosmonautics Day
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    ISS SSTV image received by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN April 12, 2016 at 1556 UT ARISS Russia is planning a special Slow Scan Television (SSTV) event April 11-14 from the International Space Station in celebration of Cosmonautics Day. The transmissions are to begin... Read more »
  • Jeri Ellsworth AI6TK will be AMSAT/TAPR Banquet Speaker during Hamvention
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    Jerri Ellsworth AI6TK Entrepreneur and electrical engineer Jeri Ellsworth AI6TK will be guest speaker at the AMSAT/TAPR banquet which takes place during Hamvention 2018 in May. The twelfth annual joint AMSAT/TAPR Banquet will be held on Friday, May 18 at the Kohler... Read more »
  • End of mission for PicSat
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    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,... Read more »
  • DSLWP Lunar Amateur Radio Satellites Expected to Launch in June
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    Hu Chaoran BG2CRY tests 435/2250 MHz dish feed for DSLWP ground station – Image credit Wei Mingchuan BG2BHC Two microsatellites DSLWP-A1 and DSLWP-A2 carrying amateur radio payloads are planned to launch with the Chang’e 4 Relay satellite on a CZ-4C from the Xichang... Read more »
  • Athenoxat-1 QSL Card Challenge
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    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... Read more »
  • ISS SSTV active on 145.800 MHz FM in April
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    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... Read more »
  • Spring issue of OSCAR News now available
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    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... Read more »
  • AO73/FUNcube-1 Illumination – update 1
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    The time when AO73 enters continuous sunlight, for the first time, is fast approaching. Current estimates show that this will commence on February 6th and last through until March 13th. Obviously, the autonomous switching system that the spacecraft has been using to switch... Read more »
  • AO73/FUNcube-1 spin period and illumination
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    The attitude of AO73/FUNcube-1 is passively stabilised using the traditional magnet and two hysteresis rods. Since the launch over four years ago we have been intrigued with the resultant actual spin rate/period which seems to vary over time for reasons... Read more »
  • FUNcube-1 celebrates its 4th birthday
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    Today, November 21st 2017, marks the fourth birthday for FUNcube-1 in orbit. 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 in South Africa. Since then... Read more »
  • Jordan’s first satellite – JY1-SAT
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    During the final satellite integration training for Jordan’s first satellite, JY1-SAT, the team was supported for the final stages of integration by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II. The spacecraft has been given to students of... Read more »
  • Nayif-1 and Dashboard news
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 »