Engels HAM Nieuws

  • Graham Parry, G7OSR, 29 August 2018
    Graham was involved in amateur radio most of his life, enhanced by his time in the RAF, passing his Radio Amateur Exam in the early seventies and obtaining his call sign G7OSR. Graham was a long standing member of the... Read more »
  • Vic Flowers, G8QM, 15 March 2018
    Victor (‘Vic’) Flowers, G8QM, passed away on 15 March 2018. An RSGB Member since the 1930s, he was the longest-serving Member of the RSGB and topped the Old Timers’ Honour Roll in the February 2018 edition of RadCom. He was... Read more »
  • Derek Buckley, G7ORT, 13 September 2018
    It is with great sadness I have to advise the death of our long standing committee member Derek Buckley, G70RT, on 13 September 2018. Derek held many posts with the society over the years and will be remembered for his interest in astronomy, his... Read more »
  • Harry Coots, G7WJE, 9 August 2018
    Harry Coots, G7WJE passed on 9 August 2018 away after a long struggle with illness. He had been licensed since 1993 and active on packet radio BBSs and chat systems for many years. He was secretary of the Barking Radio... Read more »
  • Jim Wakenell, G8UGL, 19 August 2018
    I have to report very sadly that my dear friend Jim Wakenell, G8UGL passed away on 19 August 2018 at the Severn Hospice in Telford. He died of cancer. I have known Jim for over 40 years, and we went on... Read more »
  • AM1SAT Special Award
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    AMSAT EA will be on air on all available satellites with callsign AM1SAT from Sept 10-17 to celebrate IberRadio 2018 – IV Radiocommunications Fair, the biggest HAM party event in Spain and Portugal, Sept 15-16 Main grid will be IN70 but... Read more »
  • ESEO satellite FUNcube-4 transponder talk at RSGB Convention
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    Dr Chris Bridges M0IEB and Pete Bartram from Surrey Space Centre with the AMSAT-UK payload and some of the ESEO electronics Dr Chris Bridges M0IEB will be giving a presentation on FUNcube-4, an amateur radio transponder payload on the ESEO satellite mission,... Read more »
  • AO73/FUNcube-1 is entering a further period of full sunlight
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    AO73/FUNcube-1 has been in space for almost five years and the original Sun Synchronous Orbit has now changed slightly such that the spacecraft will no longer be in eclipse for 35 mins every orbit. The eclipse period has already reduced and... Read more »
  • AO73/FUNcube-1 is entering a further period of full sunlight
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    AO73/FUNcube-1 has been in space for almost five years and the original Sun Synchronous Orbit has now changed slightly such that the spacecraft will no longer be in eclipse for 35 mins every orbit. The eclipse period has already reduced and... Read more »
  • JAXA to launch FM voice transponder satellite Diwata-2
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    Diwata-2 satellite The Philippine Diwata-2 satellite carrying an amateur radio FM transponder and APRS digipeater is expected to launch in October. The Business Mirror reports: The 50-kilogram satellite shall soon be sent into orbit by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through... Read more »
  • Four Russian satellites to be deployed during ISS spacewalk
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    SiriusSat-1 (RS13S) and SiriusSat-2 (RS14S) CubeSats Four Russian satellites with amateur radio payloads are expected be deployed from the International Space Station on Wednesday, August 15 during a spacewalk (EVA-45) by Sergei Prokopiev and Oleg Artemiev. SiriusSat-1 (SXC1-181) RS13S beacon 435.570 MHz (signal... Read more »
  • Launch announced for Es’hail-2 carrying ham radio transponders
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    Es’hail-2 coverage area Es’hailSat has tweeted their geostationary satellite Es’hail-2 is expected to be launched by SpaceX in the 4th quarter of 2018. Qatar’s Es’hail-2 satellite will provide the first amateur radio geostationary communications and is capable of linking amateurs from Brazil... Read more »
  • BIRDS-2 CubeSats to deploy from ISS August 10
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    Masa JN1GKZ reports JAXA has announced three BIRDS-2 CubeSats with APRS digipeaters will deploy from the International Space Station at about 0945 GMT on August 10, 2018. BHUTAN-1, MAYA-1 and UiTMSat-1 will transmit 30 minutes after deployment. Initial mode looks CW... Read more »
  • Students learn about Amateur Satellites at College Workshops
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    To popularise Ham Radio in western India two events were conducted back to back recently by Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP Regional Coordinator AMSAT-INDIA. LDRP College Gandhinagar LDRP College Gandhinagar ‘Ham Radio for GenX’ – Full day workshop with demo was conducted at LDRP College... Read more »
  • ISS SSTV activation July 30-31
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    ISS SSTV MAI-75 image 9/12 received by Chertsey Radio Club on Baofeng handheld The Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station are expected to activate amateur radio Slow Scan Television (SSTV) transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM during Monday and Tuesday, July... Read more »
  • Android Satellite Tracking Applications
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    In his blog Peter Goodhall 2M0SQL looks at satellite tracking Apps for Android devices He says “Satellite tracking applications play an important part in using the transponders available to radio amateurs, of course, experiences of them all vary and are very... 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 »