Engels HAM Nieuws

  • ISS Slow Scan TV June 5-6
    ISS SSTV MAI-75 image 9/12 received by Chertsey Radio Club on Baofeng handheld A Russian MAI-SSTV event is planned from the International Space Station for Wednesday, June 5 from 12:00-16:00 GMT and June 6 from 11:30-15:30 GMT. ARISS say they… Read more »
  • New propagation prediction tool released
    The RSGB’s Propagation Studies Committee (PSC) has released a new propagation tool for amateurs, based on the ITU’s ITURHFPROP program. The tool is the work of programmer and PSC member James Watson, HZ1JW, and can be found at rsgb.org/proppy. The… Read more »
  • Cricket World Cup Radio Marathon
    It’s only a few days until the start of the Cricket World Cup Radio Marathon. Some brand new awards have been added, including Worked all Teams and Worked all Cricket Grounds. The Marathon runs from 30 May 2019 to 14… Read more »
  • Easy-100 satellite upconverter forum
    There has been a great deal of interest in the Easy-100 DIY upconverter for geostationary satellite QO-100, published in the June RadCom. A special interest group has now been created for discussions and support at groups.io/g/easy-100 and all are welcome… Read more »
  • Also in GB2RS this week…
    Dementia Awareness Week is run by Alzheimer Scotland from 3 to 9 June. Peter, MM0NQY will be running GB2DAW during this time to help raise the worldwide amateur community’s awareness of dementia. Operating from the Shetland Islands, Scotland, on various… Read more »
  • Dementia Awareness Week special event
    Dementia Awareness Week is run by Alzheimer Scotland from 3 to 9 June. Peter, MM0NQY will be running GB2DAW during this time to help raise the worldwide amateur community’s awareness of dementia. Operating from the Shetland Islands, Scotland, on various… Read more »
  • AMSAT-UK payload on ESEO has been activated
    Frame received by PQ2HX in Brazil at around 14:17 UTC on April 12, 2019 ESA have just released a new mission update for the ESEO Mission. It can be seen at https://www.esa.int/Education/ESEO/ESEO_mission_updates We are delighted that on April 12, 2019,… Read more »
  • The AMSAT payload on ESEO has been activated
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    ESA have just released a new mission update for the ESEO Mission. It can be seen here https://www.esa.int/Education/ESEO/ESEO_mission_updates We are delighted that the BPSK telemetry transmitter, on our payload, was enabled for a period of just over 200 minutes in… Read more »
  • FUNcube Patch on ESA PFC 71
      Neil Melville-Kenney PA9N wearing FUNcube Patch on ESA PFC 71 – Credit Novespace and ESA Neil Melville-Kenney, PA9N, has been a long time supporter of amateur radio space since the days of the SSETI Express mission. He is presently… Read more »
  • RSGB AGM Es’hail-2 / QO-100 talk now available
    Dave Crump G8GKQ, Phil Crump M0DNY and Noel Matthews G8GTZ receive award from RSGB President Dave Wilson M0OBW – image credit RSGB The RSGB have made available a recording and slides of the presentation given at the AGM on April… Read more »
  • Es’hail-2 awards at RSGB AGM
    AMSAT-DL President Peter Guelzow DB2OS At the RSGB AGM in Birmingham on Saturday, April 27, 2019 two awards were made in recognition of work related to the amateur radio transponders on the geostationary satellite Es’hail-2 / QO-100. The prestigious Louis… Read more »
  • Coronation station HS10KING/mm on geostationary satellite
    To mark the Coronation of King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (King Rama X) from May 4-6, 2019 the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand under the Patronage of His Majesty the King will be operating a special event station The station will be… Read more »
  • Simple dual band dish feed for Es’hail-2 / QO-100
    The April 2019 issue of the free DKARS magazine features an article in English – Simple dual band dish feed for Es’hail-2 / QO-100 by Mike Willis G0MJW, Remco den Besten PA3FYM and Paul Marsh M0EYT. Their article, on pages… Read more »
  • SatNOGS satellite ground station article in HackSpace magazine
    The May edition of HackSpace magazine, issue 18, featuring articles by radio amateur Jo Hinchliffe MW6CYK is available as a free PDF. On pages 34-47 is his special feature on Space, which explains how you can build a SatNOGS satellite… Read more »
  • FUNcube Data Warehouse URL Change
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    Dave G4DPZ reports on a change to the URL used by the AMSAT-UK Data Warehouse for the FUNcube amateur radio satellites. As part of the migration of the data warehouse to the new server, we are now redirecting all dashboard… Read more »
  • ISS SSTV at Music is Magic in Space Rehearsal
    Music is Magic in Space The International Space Station SSTV transmissions were received during rehearsals for the Music is Magic in Space performance that will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday, April 15. ISS SSTV image 5… Read more »
  • ESEO Commissioning starts
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    On Monday December 3rd 2018, the 50kg ESA Education Office satellite ESEO was launched by Space-X on the Spaceflight SSO-A SmallSat Express mission.   Following the launch from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, ESEO separated… Read more »
  • FUNcube Dashboard Summary Update
    Each satellite carrying a FUNcube payload has a dedicated dashboard and we have updated the one page summary (FUNcube Dashboard Summary v2) of those dashboards, their current version number and a dedicated download link. Telemetry Dashboard We have included the… Read more »
  • Post launch updates on the JY1SAT and ESEO missions – 14th December 2018
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    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 »
  • 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… Read more »
  • ESEO launch information & Dashboard
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    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… Read more »
  • JY1SAT launch information & Dashboard
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    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
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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… 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… 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 »