Engels HAM Nieuws

  • New NoVs for 146-146MHz
    All current 146 to 147MHz band Notices of Variation expire on Tuesday, 31 October 2017. Ofcom has agreed that the band will be made available for another year. However, to continue to use the frequencies you must obtain a new... Read more »
  • 500th GB2CW transmission for G3UKV
    Martyn, G3UKV will be making his 500th GB2CW transmission this coming Thursday, 26 October 2017. He made his first transmission under GB2CW in February 2007, and comes on 80m on a frequency of 3605kHz every Thursday at 9am local time.... Read more »
  • 60th Jamboree on the Air
    This weekend will see many international call signs on the air for the 60th Jamboree on the Air, where amateur radio and the Scouting movement get on the air. This year they are expecting around one million participants from around... Read more »
  • 2016 Convention videos on YouTube
    The RSGB has released 12 lectures from the 2016 Convention onto its YouTube channel. Visit www.youtube.com/theRSGB or RSGB 2016 Convention lectures on the RSGB website.... Read more »
  • Advanced exam distance learning course
    The Bath-based distance learning course for the Advanced exam has achieved an 85 percent pass rate with over 500 passes to date. The Bath-based distance learning team will be running another Advanced amateur radio course from January until June. Weekly... Read more »
  • CAS-4A and CAS-4B amateur radio linear transponders activated
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    CAS-4A and CAS-4B launch on CZ-4B On Wednesday, October 18, 2017 the amateur radio linear (SSB/CW) transponders on the CAS-4A and CAS-4B satellites were activated. CAMSAT’s amateur radio payloads piggybacked on the optical remote sensing micro-satellites ZHUHAI-1 01 (OVS-1A / CAS-4A) and... Read more »
  • AMSAT-UK Colloquium Talks – Videos being added to YouTube
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    Videos of the presentations given at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium, which was held as part of the RSGB Convention in Milton Keynes, October 14-15, are being made available on YouTube. The first of the videos is ‘An introduction to Amateur... Read more »
  • Live streaming of talks from International Space Colloquium Milton Keynes
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    Kents Hill Park Conference Centre Milton Keynes MK7 6BZ Thanks to volunteers from the British Amateur Television Club (BATC) the presentations given at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will be streamed live to a global audience. This year the Colloquium is taking... Read more »
  • Geostationary Amateur Radio Transponder Talk and Demonstration
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    Coverage area of Es’hail 2 On Saturday, October 14 at 1:45pm BST (1245 GMT) AMSAT-DL President Peter Guelzow DB2OS will give a presentation on the Es’hail-2 Geostationary Satellite Amateur Radio Transponders to the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium in Milton Keynes. It is... Read more »
  • New ham radio equipment for ISS
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    ARISS 25 watt JVC-Kenwood D710GA at Hamvention 2017 – Credit John Brier KG4AKV The ARISS website reports on progress towards flying new amateur radio equipment to the International Space Station. On behalf of the ARISS International team, I am proud to announce... Read more »
  • AMSAT Pioneer Patrick J. A. Gowen, G3IOR, Silent Key
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    Pat Gowen G3IOR Pat Gowen, G3IOR, of Norwich, Norfolk, passed away on August 17, 2017, after a long illness. He was 85. The amateur-satellite world has lost one of its true pioneers. Ray Soifer, W2RS, writes: Pat was a co-founder of AMSAT-UK, and... Read more »
  • FalconSAT-3 now open for amateur radio use
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    FalconSAT-3 The Air Force Academy satellite Falconsat-3 is now open for amateur radio use as a digital store-and-forward system. FalconSAT-3 was built in 2005 and 2006 by cadets and faculty in the Space Systems Research Center at the US Air Force Academy... Read more »
  • IARU Region 1 Medal awarded to Graham Shirville G3VZV
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    Graham Shirville G3VZV with IARU Region 1 President Don Beattie G3BJ – Credit RSGB The 24th General Conference of IARU Region 1 was held in Landshut near München on September 17-21, 2017. In recognition of his outstanding and ongoing work with... Read more »
  • Autumn/Fall issue of OSCAR News now available
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    E-members of AMSAT-UK can now download the Autumn/Fall edition of OSCAR News here. This edition features a low cost ground station using a DTV Dongle, SDRSharp and FUNcube Dashboard to capture Telemetry from the FUNcube satellites. The paper edition should be sent... Read more »
  • CAT17 videos on Es’hail 2 and DigiTwist satellite tracker
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    The British Amateur Television Club have made available videos of the talks given at the CAT17 event held at the Finningley Amateur Radio Club on September 9-10, 2017. Among the videos are: • Es’hail 2 satellite update by Dave G8GKQ • DigiTwist an... 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 »
  • Certificate and QSL cards available OnLine
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    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
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    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!
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    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 »