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  • Colloquium 2018 Saturday Gala Dinner
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    The 2018 AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium is combined with the RSGB Convention on October 13-14 at the Kent Hills Park Conference Centre in Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ. If you wish to attend the 2018 AMSAT-UK Colloquium, you should book to attend... Read more »
  • Three balloons go up on Thursday
    Three high altitude balloon launches will take place from a site in Welshpool on Thursday, 21 June 2018, conditions permitting. Starting between 10.30 and 11.30am, the balloons will have a number of experiments on board to look at various aspects... Read more »
  • 70MHz experimental NoVs now easier
    Following agreement with Ofcom, the RSGB is pleased to announce that a new much faster online process is now available for all Full Licensees to access the 70.5-71.5MHz experimental band. Applications can now be made online for a new, annually-renewable... Read more »
  • RBN adds FT8 spots
    The Reverse Beacon Network is beta-testing a separate Telnet feed for FT8 spots. You can find it at telnet.reversebeacon.net port 7001. This is in addition to the existing feed on port 7000, which has been re-purposed as CW-only. Also, Aggregator... Read more »
  • WRC-19 preparations underway
    Preparations for the next World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) have continued over the past few weeks with meetings at ITU in Geneva and CEPT Project Team D in Estonia. Volunteers from IARU and member societies have been engaged on two... Read more »
  • Upcoming satellite launches
    The Chinese amateur satellite organisation, CAMSAT, has released more details about their satellites planned for launch later this year. CAS-5A will carry two HF and two VHF-UHF transponders. CAS-6 will include a CW telemetry beacon on VHF, a 20kHz wide... Read more »
  • June GEO Newsletter available for free download
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    The June PDF of the weather satellite publication GEO Newsletter 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 »
  • Ofcom Consultation: World Radiocommunication Conference 2019
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    Ofcom has published a consultation on the UK’s preparations for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) of the International Telecommunication Union. WRCs are held approximately every four years, and take decisions concerning the identification and international harmonisation of spectrum bands. Ofcom... Read more »
  • Oscar News – Your input will be very welcome
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    The editors of the quarterly OSCAR NEWS magazine are now starting their hard work to put together the next edition. This will be published around the end of June. Your news, views and articles for Oscar News are always very welcome.... Read more »
  • Russian SiriusSat CubeSats to be deployed during spacewalk
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    SiriusSat-1 (RS13S) and SiriusSat-2 (RS14S) CubeSats It is planned that two Russian CubeSats will be deployed from the International Space Station in August during a spacewalk (EVA). SiriusSat-1 (SXC1-181) call sign RS13S beacon 435.570 MHz SiriusSat-2 (SXC1-182) call sign RS14S beacon 435.670 MHz The... Read more »
  • Amateur radio satellites in TX Factor Show episode 21
    In episode 21 of the TX Factor show Bob McCreadie G0FGX and Mike Marsh G1IAR discuss the linear (SSB/CW) amateur radio satellites and give a demonstration with the CAMSAT XW-2F satellite. They also review the new Icom IC-7610 transceiver, and look... Read more »
  • Bulgarian CubeSat EnduroSat on ISS awaiting deployment
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    EnduroSat One Bulgaria’s first CubeSat, EnduroSat One, was launched to the International Space Station on the cargo resupply OA-9 mission on May 21, 2018 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia, USA. On May 24 the Cygnus capsule docked to the... Read more »
  • IARU R1 highlights threat to higher ham radio bands
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    In issue 77 of the free IARU Region 1 VHF newsletter the Chair of VHF-UHF-uW committee Jacques Verleijen ON4AVJ highlights the threats to vital amateur radio spectrum at VHF, UHF and Microwaves. In less than a year we will have our... Read more »
  • DSLWP amateur radio satellites launched to Lunar orbit
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    Hu Chaoran BG2CRY tests 435/2250 MHz dish feed for DSLWP ground station – Image credit Wei Mingchuan BG2BHC DSLWP is a lunar formation flying mission led by Harbin Institute of Technology for low frequency radio astronomy, amateur radio and education. It... Read more »
  • CAMSAT amateur radio transponder satellites to launch this year
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    CAMSAT has released details of three new amateur radio satellites, CAS-5A, CAS-5B and CAS-6, that are hoped to launch in September 2018. Two of the satellites CAS-5A and CAS-6 will carry transponders. CAS-5A a 6U CubeSat which will include the following... 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 »
  • 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 »