Engels HAM Nieuws

  • Volunteers wanted for NRC
    With over 55,000 visitors to the RSGB’s National Radio Centre (NRC) at Bletchley Park in 2018, we are looking to recruit new volunteers to engage with the public and give radio demonstrations. If you’re interested in becoming an NRC volunteer... Read more »
  • IARU Region 1 project group news
    At the IARU Region 1 General Conference in Landshut in 2017, it was agreed to create three project groups to address issues of the future direction and growth in amateur radio across the Region. These groups have undertaken some of... Read more »
  • Regional and Board nominations now open
    RSGB Members are reminded that nominations are open for RSGB Board and Regional Representatives. Details are in the January RadCom and at rsgb.org/nominations. These roles offer a good opportunity to help the RSGB develop and to promote amateur radio. Nominations... Read more »
  • Latest Club Log Most-Wanted list
    Club Log’s latest Most Wanted List, generated on the 28 December 2018, can be found at https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php. The information is derived from the half-billion or so QSOs uploaded to Club Log and available for analysis. To improve quality, only QSOs that... Read more »
  • Two D-Star satellites deployed
    On 27 December 2018 a Soyuz launch deployed two German satellites, D-Star ONE – Sparrow and D-Star ONE – iSat. The beacons have been successfully received from both satellites, which each carry a D-Star repeater. They uplink on 437.325MHz and... Read more »
  • UWE-4 CubeSat frequency change request approved
    After two weeks in orbit, UWE-4 is in very good shape. The batteries are fully charged, the temperatures of the batteries, the outside panels and the MCU are all lying in the expected range. The temperatures of the outside Panels of... Read more »
  • AMSAT SA 2 m / 70 cm dual-band Yagi antenna is now available
    AMSAT-SA Dual-band 145/435 MHz Yagi AMSAT SA have made available a new dual-band 145/435 MHz Yagi antenna for amateur satellite operation. The Yagi has a unique element called an ‘Open Sleeve’ which is a director very close to the driven element. The... Read more »
  • Dramatic power reduction on 23cm for Belgium radio hams
    A Galileo satellite – image credit ESA The Belgium regulator BIPT has proposed cutting to just 20 watts the permitted power level for the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite allocations in 1260-1300 MHz which is to be used by the Galileo GNSS /... Read more »
  • UWE-4 satellite ready to launch
    UWE-4 in the launch deployer Last week our Team returned from the Vostochny Launch Site (Russia) where we performed the last check out tests of UWE-4 before launch on December 27, 2018. The satellite will be launched through the German integrator ECM... Read more »
  • Winter issue of OSCAR News now available for download
    Oscar News issue 224 December 2018 E-members of AMSAT-UK can now download the Winter 2018 edition of OSCAR News here. The paper edition should be sent to postal members in 2-3 weeks. In this issue: • From the Secretary’s Keyboard • New Editor’s Welcome • 2018... Read more »
  • Kenilworth students’ amateur radio contact with space station
    International Space Station – Image Credit NASA This is the high definition video feed from the live contact between the Kenilworth School and Sixth Form GB4KSN and astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor KG5TMT onboard the International Space Station NA1SS on Friday, December 14,... Read more »
  • Tim Peake KG5BVI / GB1SS inspired 2 million young people
    UK PM Theresa May and Tim Peake with some of the young people involved in Principia mission A new report has found more than 2 million young people in the UK engaged with education and outreach programmes linked to Tim Peake’s... Read more »
  • Post launch updates on the JY1SAT and ESEO missions
    JY1SAT (JO-97) CubeSat JY1SAT (JO-97) carrying the FUNcube-6 amateur radio transponder and ESEO with the FUNcube-4 transponder were launched on December 3, 2018. JY1SAT – Although not finally confirmed, good tracking results are being obtained using the TLEs for object 2018-99AX /... Read more »
  • Post launch updates on the JY1SAT and ESEO missions – 14th December 2018
    JY1SAT – Although not finally confirmed, good tracking results are being obtained using the TLEs for object 2018-99AX  / 43803. Commissioning of the spacecraft is continuing and there may be some changes to the operating modes over the next couple... Read more »
  • ARISS contact planned for students in Kenilworth, Warwickshire
    Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor KG5TMT An International Space Station school contact has been planned for astronaut Dr. Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor KG5TMT with Kenilworth School and Sixth Form, Kenilworth, United Kingdom. The event is scheduled Friday, December 14, 2018 at approximately 1255 GMT with... Read more »
  • Fox-1Cliff/AO-95 Receive Anomaly
    AO-95 (Fox-1Cliff) CubeSat Following the launch of Fox-1Cliff/AO-95 AMSAT Engineering began the commissioning process, with the help of AMSAT Operations, on Tuesday, December 4. Satellite telemetry indicates that the bird is healthy, and I thank all of the stations who have captured... Read more »
  • FUNcube Payload Telemetry Dashboards
    With some luck………… Monday December 3rd will see two more satellites carrying FUNcube payloads launched into orbit. With that launch, JY1Sat and ESEO will join FUNcube-1 (A0-73) and Nayif-1 (EO-88). The FUNcube team have been busy, not only designing and implementing the... Read more »
  • ESEO launch information & Dashboard
    The launch of the ESEO spacecraft has now been confirmed to be on board the SSO-A flight from Vandenberg. More information is available from ESA Education’s  website https://www.esa.int/Education/ESEO The ESEO microsatellite includes a FUNcube payload which will provide similar telemetry to its predecessors... Read more »
  • JY1SAT launch information & Dashboard
    JY1Sat is an enhanced 1U FUNcube. It has been developed for the Crown Prince Foundation in Jordan. The spacecraft has been named in honour of the Crown Prince’s grandfather, King Hussein, who operated using his personal amateur radio callsign which... Read more »
  • AO73/FUNcube-1 is entering a further period of full sunlight
    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 Illumination – update 1
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 »