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  • Innovation is alive and well
    A key goal for amateur radio at the very heart of its licence definition is that it is “for the purpose of self-training in radio communications, including conducting technical investigations”. Matching this is a key item in the RSGB’s strategy:... Read more »
  • Examination Standards Committee Report 2018
    Follow the link below to read this Report. Examination Standards Committee Report 2018 (9-page/377KB PDF)... Read more »
  • New service to replace AROS
    Following an extensive review of the Amateur Radio Observation Service, AROS, the RSGB has decided to create a new service to provide guidance to operators who experience misuse of the amateur bands by others. This service will be known as the... Read more »
  • Ham-designed comms support cave rescue
    The dramatic rescue of twelve young footballers and their coach from a cave in Thailand was facilitated, in part, by communications technology developed by British radio amateur John Hey, G3TDZ. Ordinary radio signals don’t penetrate the solid rock surrounding caves,... Read more »
  • International Youth at Sea begins
    A new cultural exchange-based radio activity, International Youth at Sea, has been organised by the Finnish Lighthouse Society, the Amateur Radio League of Finland, the OH-DX-Foundation and DX University. The first team will activate Market Reef Lighthouse as OJ0C, from... Read more »
  • 434 MHz balloon launch from Goonhilly
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    Goonhilly GHY-1 “Arthur” Phil M0DNY is planning to launch a high altitude balloon or two on Tuesday, July 10 from the Goonhilly Earth Station on the Lizard in Cornwall, nearby to the Marconi Wireless Testing Station. Any help with tracking would be... Read more »
  • CubeSats to deploy from ISS July 13
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    International Space Station – Image Credit NASA Masa JN1GKZ reports JAXA has announced that nine CubeSats will deploy from the International Space Station on Friday, July 13. The nine CubeSats are RainCube, Radix, CubeRRT, HaloSat, TEMPEST-D, EnduroSat AD, EQUISat, MemSat and RadSat-g. EnduroSat... Read more »
  • Summer issue of OSCAR News now available
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    E-members of AMSAT-UK can now download the Summer 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 • 2018 Meetings & Events calendar • My amateur Radio “Career”... Read more »
  • Receive SSTV from Space in June and July
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    ISS SSTV image received by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN April 12, 2016 at 1556 UT ARISS Russia is planning a special Slow Scan Television (SSTV) event  from the International Space Station Station starting around 09:00 GMT on Friday, June 29. It was originally... Read more »
  • ARISS-Russia FM transmissions from Space Station
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    A Tanusha CubeSat On June 20 and 21, the Tanusha satellites will be connected to an antenna on the ISS Russian Service Module and transmit voice messages on 437.050 MHz FM with 145.800 MHz FM relay. The AMSAT-NA website says: ARISS-Russia, in collaboration... Read more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »