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  • GEO Quarterly magazine available for download
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    The December PDF of the weather satellite magazine GEO Quarterly produced by the Group for Earth Observation is now available for free download. The Group for Earth Observation’s aim is to enable amateur reception of weather and earth imaging satellites that... Read more »
  • Croatia 5MHz-plus Top Band extensions
    On 24 November 2017, the Croatian Regulatory Authority published changes to the rules on amateur radio communications in the Republic of Croatia. According to these changes, Croatian radio amateurs now have access to the WRC-15 60m amateur secondary allocation of... Read more »
  • RSGB Raspberry Pi lecture online
    The RSGB has released the video of the RSGB Convention 2017 Raspberry Pi lecture by Mike Richards, G4WNC. Mike’s presentation includes a range of practical Pi projects to encourage people to get their Raspberry Pi out of the drawer and... Read more »
  • MSF maintenance shutdown
    The MSF 60kHz time and frequency signal broadcast from Anthorn Radio Station will be shut down on 14 December 2017 from 1000 to 1400UTC. The interruption to the transmission is required to allow maintenance work to be carried out safely.... Read more »
  • Also in GB2RS this week…
    The Codebreakers’ Wall is a specially reserved area in the grounds of Bletchley Park for veterans, their families and supporters of Bletchley Park to have their names engraved into a brick to share with loved ones for many years to... Read more »
  • Codebreakers’ Wall at Bletchley Park
    The Codebreakers’ Wall is a specially reserved area in the grounds of Bletchley Park for veterans, their families and supporters of Bletchley Park to have their names engraved into a brick to share with loved ones for many years to... Read more »
  • “NASA on the Air” ham radio events
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    Kennedy Space Center Amateur Radio Club members Dennis Veselka KI4KNC and Scott Vangen WB0QMZ NASA is known for communicating with astronauts on missions to space, but did you know regular citizens can radio NASA too? From the end of this year through... Read more »
  • AO-73 / FUNcube-1 spin period and illumination
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    AO-73 / FUNcube-1 Spin Period The attitude of AO-73 / 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... 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 »
  • Slow Scan TV from Space Dec 5-6
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    ISS SSTV MAI-75 image 9/12 received by Chertsey Radio Club on Baofeng handheld The 145.800 MHz FM Slow Scan Television (SSTV) transmissions from the International Space Station on December 5-6 should be receivable by radio amateurs around the world. There should also... Read more »
  • FUNcube-1 celebrates its 4th birthday
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    Final gluing of FUNcube-1 bolt by Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG – Image credit Gerard Aalbers Today, November 21st 2017, marks the fourth birthday for FUNcube-1 (AO-73) in orbit. FUNcube-1 was launched at 07:10 UTC on November 21st 2013 and its first signals were... 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 »
  • RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launched, Designated AMSAT-OSCAR 91 (AO-91)
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    RadFxSat (Fox-1B) signal received by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN The Delta II rocket carrying RadFxSat (Fox-1B) launched at 09:47:36 UTC on November 18, 2017 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. RadFxSat (Fox-1B) CubeSat Following a picture-perfect launch, RadFxSat was deployed at 11:09 UTC. Then... Read more »
  • RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Telemetry Reception Challenge
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    RadFxSat (Fox-1B) CubeSat Get FoxTelem set up and ready to go on Saturday! The first amateur radio operator that successfully receives RadFxSat (Fox-1B) telemetry and uploads it to the AMSAT server will receive a commemorative 3D printed QSL card. RadFxSat is scheduled... Read more »
  • Countdown to World Radiocommunication Conference 2019
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    ITU WP-5A – Amateur Satellite Management Discussion Nov 8, 2017 – Credit Bryan Rawlings VE3QN Bryan Rawlings, VE3QN, RAC Special Advisor, is in Geneva, Switzerland attending Preparatory Meetings for the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) until Friday, November 17. The current meetings... Read more »
  • 6th Staines Scouts receive FUNcube-1 message
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    AO-73 (FUNcube-1) – Image credit Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG The Chertsey Radio Club got some good publicity for both amateur radio and the FUNcube-1 (AO-73) satellite in the Heathrow Villager newspaper published on November 4, 2017. Club members James Preece M0JFP, Ian Parbery... Read more »
  • Getting ready for RadFxSat (Fox-1B)
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    RadFxSat (Fox-1B) CubeSat RadFxSat (Fox-1B) is scheduled for launch on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 09:47 GMT. RadFxSat is one of four CubeSats making up the NASA ELaNa XIV mission, riding as secondary payloads aboard the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-1... 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
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    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 »
  • The Second Birthday of FUNcube-1
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    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 »