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  • DMR talkgroup for universities
    Paul Thieme, President of the Purdue University Amateur Radio Club, W9YB in the United States wants to hear from UK university amateur radio clubs that have linked DMR repeaters. Recently, his club has been working with Brandmeister worldwide officials to... Read more »
  • Amateur becomes Harvard President
    A radio amateur, Lawrence Bacow, KA1FZQ has been selected to become the 29th president of Harvard University. He was selected from among a field of some 700 candidates and will take office on 1 July 2018.... Read more »
  • QSL Bureau volunteers wanted
    The RSGB QSL Bureau is seeking to appoint a new volunteer for the MW and 2W sub group, due to the retirement of the current sub-manager. This is an active and growing QSL group, involving around 15-20,000 QSL cards, delivered... Read more »
  • Also in GB2RS this week…
    As the 3Y0Z Bouvet DXpedition was sadly cancelled due to bad weather and engine trouble on the transport vessel, another DXpedition has restarted their plans to visit the island. According to the web page, operators Dominik, 3Z9DX, Stanislaw, SQ8X, Leszek,... Read more »
  • DXCC most-wanted updated on ClubLog
    The DXCC Most Wanted entities list has been updated on ClubLog. The list contains 340 entities and the top 10 entities seem to have changed with the addition of Kosovo. The top spot still goes to North Korea, followed by... Read more »
  • Radio amateur brings her hobby to university
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    Ruth Willet KM4LAO Kettering University reports student Ruth Willet KM4LAO brings her amateur radio expertise to campus. Ruth, who is double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Physics, was first licensed in June 2015. On her QRZ page she says: “I love getting... Read more »
  • HamRadioNow interviews AMSAT President Joe Spier K6WAO
    AMSAT President Joe Spier K6WAO talks about AMSAT and Satellites with Gary Pearce KN4AQ of HamRadioNow at the Orlando HamCation. Watch HRN 384 AMSAT Update, Live from Orlando HamRadioNow videos https://www.youtube.com/user/HamRadioNow/videos Orlando HamCation https://www.hamcation.com/ AMSAT-UK: https://amsat-uk.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmsatUK Facebook: https://facebook.com/AmsatUK YouTube: https://youtube.com/AmsatUK... Read more »
  • AmsatDroidFree now open source
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    David Johnson G4DPZ has announced that his AmsatDroidFree satellite tracking App for Android devices is now open source. This App predicts future passes for amateur radio satellites for a specified location and period of time. Basic features: – Calculate passes for up to... Read more »
  • FM transponder satellite AO-92 open for amateur radio use
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    AO-92 / Fox-1D CubeSat On the 03:25 UTC pass on January 26, 2018, AMSAT Vice President Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, announced that AO-92 had been commissioned and formally turned the satellite over to AMSAT Operations. AMSAT Vice President – Operations Drew... Read more »
  • PicSat Requests Ham Radio Assistance to Capture/Upload Telemetry
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    Artist’s impression of PicSat in space The CubeSat PicSat carrying an amateur radio FM transponder was launched on the same PSLV-C40 flight from India that delivered AO-92 to orbit. PicSat is a nano-satellite aimed at observing the transit of the young exoplanet... Read more »
  • Zhou Enlai student satellite launched
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    Some of the students from Huai’an who helped develop the Zhou Enlai CubeSat The 2U CubeSat Zhou Enlai 周恩来 developed with primary and middle school students was launched at 04:12 UT on Friday, January 19, 2018. 26 delegates from the satellite... Read more »
  • AO-73 / FUNcube-1 Illumination – Update January 15, 2018
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    The time when AO-73 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... 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 »
  • Ham radio CubeSat launch success
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    CNUSail-1 Credit KARI-Blog CubeSats carrying amateur radio payloads were among the 31 satellites successfully launched on January 12 at 0359 UT on the ISRO PSLV-C40 mission from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. Two of the CubeSats, Fox-1D and PicSat, carry... Read more »
  • PicSat to launch Friday
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    Artist’s impression of PicSat in space The PicSat 3U CubeSat carrying an amateur radio 145/435 MHz FM transponder is planned to launch into Earth orbit on January 12, 2018. The launch will be streamed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNEcE7-odCo The primary mission is... Read more »
  • BBC TV to show Michael Portillo moonbounce
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    Noel Matthews G8GTZ, Michael Portillo, Brian Coleman G4NNS, Matthew Crosby Chief Scientist Goonhilly, Ian Jones CEO Goonhilly and Tim Fern G4LOH at Goonhilly in June 2017 BBC TV’s Great British Railway Journeys is expected to show former MP for Enfield Southgate,... 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 »