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  • Anomalous call signs issued
    Ofcom has informed the RSGB that a small number of two-letter suffix call signs have been issued in error recently. These short-form call signs are anomalous and stem from an IT problem, which Ofcom is addressing. We understand that although... Read more »
  • Listen to ICQ podcast YOTA special
    There is a special ICQ podcast about YOTA 2017—it is well worth a listen. Among other things you’ll hear interviews with some of the young people who took part, sharing their infectious enthusiasm for amateur radio. If you worked the... Read more »
  • Solar eclipse QSO party on Monday
    On Monday a solar total eclipse will sweep across the USA and many radio experiments will be conducted, taking advantage of the expected anomalous propagation conditions. The August RadCom described the solar eclipse QSO party that will take place from... Read more »
  • National Hamfest 2017
    The National Hamfest is coming ever closer. This year’s event takes place on 29 and 30 September 2017 and is the UK’s largest exhibition and gathering of amateur radio enthusiasts. Among all the usual rally attractions like a big RSGB... Read more »
  • Book now for Convention discount
    The RSGB Convention is at Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, MK7 6BZ from 13 to 15 October 2017. There will be a vast array of talks and demos, and the chance to rub shoulders with the giants of amateur... Read more »
  • Russian Cosmonauts Deploy Satellites
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    ISS Expedition 52 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin RN3FI with Tanyusha-SWSU 1 and 2 CubeSats On Thursday, July 17, 2017 ISS Expedition 52 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, RN3FI and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy manually deployed 5 satellites during a spacewalk. The satellites were deployed from... Read more »
  • Amateur radio satellite deployment during Russian spacewalk
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    ISS Expedition 52 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin RN3FI with Tanusha-SWSU-1 Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station Thursday, Aug. 17, to deploy several nanosatellites, collect research samples and perform structural maintenance. Coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 10 a.m.... Read more »
  • Three ELaNa CubeSats delivered to Space Station
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    International Space Station – Image Credit NASA NanoRacks reports on a delivery of payloads to the ISS including three CubeSats which are part of NASA’s Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) mission. Houston, TX – August 16, 2017 – SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft successfully... Read more »
  • Successful ARISS contact with YOTA 2017
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    Paolo Nespoli IZ0JPA on ISS HamTV – Credit UHF Satcom Young radio amateurs at the Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) event at Gilwell Park made contact with astronaut Paolo Nespoli IZ0JPA on the International Space Station. Paolo Nespoli IZ0JPA The first session took... Read more »
  • Colloquium 2017 Saturday Gala Dinner
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    The 2017 AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium is combined with the RSGB Convention on October 14-15 at the Kent Hills Park Conference Centre in Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ. If you wish to attend the 2017 AMSAT-UK Colloquium, you should book to attend... Read more »
  • Satellite has deployable VHF crossed Yagi antenna
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    NORsat-2 in space deploying its antenna. (Credit: Space Norway AS) Radio amateurs Sean Hum VA3SHV and Jeff Nicholls VA3NGJ worked on the design for a deployable VHF crossed Yagi antenna on the recently launched NORsat-2. The very high frequency (VHF) antenna was... Read more »
  • Space Station contact planned for YOTA 2017
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    Carlos Eavis G3VHF operating the ARISS station GB4YOTA at Gilwell Park, UK An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact is planned between astronaut Paolo Nespoli IZ0JPA, using the call sign NA1SS and the Youngsters on the Air (YOTA)... Read more »
  • 2M0SQL Satellite Report
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    Peter 2M0SQL says that instead of submitting reports to magazines about his satellite activity he’s decided to write blog posts instead allowing more viewers to see what can be worked. He recently moved to Elgin in Scotland and as a result... Read more »
  • Young radio hams to talk to ISS astronaut
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    Paolo Nespoli IZ0JPA Some of the young radio amateurs attending the YOTA 2017 event at Gilwell Park will get the chance to talk to astronaut Paulo Nespoli IZ0JPA on the International Space Station using amateur radio. Paulo will be operating the amateur... Read more »
  • Press reports ISS success of Chertsey Radio Club
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    International Space Station – Image Credit NASA The Surrey press report radio amateurs at the Chertsey Radio Club received test transmissions by two satellites inside the International Space Station (ISS). The club also received ISS Slow Scan Television images. On July 5,... 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 »