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AlSat-1N and Pratham, both with amateur radio payloads, are launching on the Indian PSLV-C35 mission planned for 0342 GMT on Monday, September 26, 2016, reports are requested The 3U CubeSat was built in collaboration between Surrey Space Centre (SSC) staff and Algerian students as a technology transfer and demonstrator for Algeria. AlSat-1N is also hosting three U.K. payloads from various institutions and aims to take images of the Earth and send back data from the UK payloads. The IARU coordinated downlink is 437.650 MHz 9k6 FSK. Any downlinked data will be gratefully received to [email protected] Both decoded hex files and […]

Amateur satellites launch from India


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CAT 16, the British Amateur Television Club (BATC) Convention at Cosford in Shropshire, is taking place this weekend Sept 24-25 and the talks will be streamed live Among the many talks are: • Es’hailSat-2: Geostationary transponder for DATV – Graham G3VZV• Receiving and Presenting HamTV from the ISS – Noel G8GTZ• New BATC Streamer and Internet Presence – Phil M0DNY• DATV Express and Future Developments – Charles G4GUO• 146 MHz Reduced Bandwidth TV: A Practical Operators Guide – Shaun G8VPG The full program is at http://www.batc.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=99&t=4569 BATC CAT16 live streaming from 1300 BST Saturday https://beta.batc.tv/live/cat16 Source link

Live streaming of CAT16 talks


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John Brier KG4AKV has released a video of his SO-50 satellite activation of Bodie Island Lighthouse for National Parks On The Air #NPOTA Bodie Island Lighthouse (pronounced “body”) is on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore which is the actual national park (not the lighthouse, which is just in it). The park is on the Outer Banks barrier islands of North Carolina. There are several lighthouses on the Outer Banks and all of them are beautiful. Watch Bodie Island Lighthouse NPOTA Satellite Activation How to work FM satellites https://amsat-uk.org/beginners/how-to-work-fm-satellites/ AMSAT-UK Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmsatUKFacebook: https://facebook.com/AmsatUKYouTube: https://youtube.com/AmsatUK Source link

Satellite activation of Bodie Island Lighthouse


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Thursday Sep222016 News Desk RECORD BREAKER ON 630 METERS HAWAII GETS REAL ABOUT TSUNAMI SIMULATION VOICE OF AMERICA’S BETHANY RELAY STATION MARKS ANNIVERSARY AIR SHOW SPECIAL EVENT PUTS TECHS ON 10 METERS SILENT KEYS: PATRICK DOHERTY VE3PD AND TERRY BARNES GI3USS “LAST MAN STANDING” STARTS SEASON 6 FALLING OUT with 100 WATTS AND A WIRE DATV QSO KICKS OFF 6TH ANNUAL QSO PARTY UK PREPS FOR ITS LARGEST HAMFEST K2BSA ACTIVATING IN 3 MORE STATES OKLAHOMA HAMS SEEK HELP WITH STORM REPAIRS SCRIPT AUDIO Podcast View Printer Friendly Version Email Article to Friend Main | Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2029 […]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2030 September 23, 2016



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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has reset the qualification equivalency of the US Technician Licence for new  applications to that of the entry level Australian Foundation Licence. The majority of submissions to the ACMA inquiry fully agreed that the Foundation Licence was the most appropriate for reciprocal licensing  purposes. Before the review it was set at the highest Advance Licence. The ACMA said a report prepared by the Wireless Institute of Australia  (WIA) indicated that the US Technician Class Licence was no longer  equivalent to the Advanced Licence. The WIA sought to lower the level of reciprocity to […]

Amateur Reciprocal Qualifications Review


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09/21/2016 AMSAT Vice President of Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, has posted a video of the final day of RadFxSat live testing, where the satellite gets one more time in the sun and on the air to gather power and temperature data. In the video, Buxton secures the solar panel covers, conducts a pre-flight initialization, and packs it up for shipping to California for shock testing September 22-30. After the shock test, the satellite will return to Fox Labs for post-shock testing to make sure nothing was damaged. Next, the CubeSat will go to Florida for vibration and heat-tolerance testing (“shake […]

RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Prepped, Packed for Shock Testing


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The FCC has updated its Public Notice on Amateur Radio operation in European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) countries that have adopted certain recommendations regarding the US. The updated notice, in English, German, and French, includes some additional countries where operation is permitted. Licensees operating in CEPT countries must have a copy of the Public Notice, proof of US citizenship, and evidence of an FCC Amateur Radio license grant. These must be shown to “proper authorities” upon request. More information about CEPT can be found at, http://www.cept.org/ . The Public Notice can be found in PDF format at,http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2016/db0916/DA-16-1048A1.pdf […]

FCC updates notice on amateur radio operation in CEPT countries


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09/20/2016 Earlier this year, following a challenge that resulted in the realignment of several club scores in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest, it became clear that the Club Competition rules were not being enforced as consistently as they should have been. In order to make sure club results are accurate and fair to all, the ARRL Contest Branch is renewing its effort to help clubs comply with the rules (See Section 8 of the “General Rules for All Contests.”) The Contest Branch has announced changes in three areas: Online uploading of club rosters, the use of six-character grid locators, and […]

ARRL Announces Club Competition Eligibility Changes



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A UK student built balloon carrying APRS and 434 MHz payloads is expected to complete its 2nd circumnavigation of the northern hemisphere on Tuesday afternoon  The solar powered UBSEDS18 was developed by students at Bristol University and launched on Wednesday, August 17. Since then it has traveled in an easterly direction for over 62,000 km and is expected to cross Normandy on September 20. The innovative balloon utilises a LIC1235R 40F li-ion supercapacitor to enable continued transmission after sunset. UBSEDS18https://twitter.com/bristolsedshttp://www.bristol-seds.co.uk/hab/flight/2016/08/17/ubseds18.htmlhttps://tracker.habhub.org/#!mt=roadmap&mz=2&qm=All&f=UBSEDS18&q=UBSEDS18 Richard Meadows M0SBU, who worked on the development of UBSEDS18, took the amateur radio training courses run by the Chelmsford […]

UBSEDS18 around the world balloon


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09/19/2016 An Amateur Radio-military interoperability exercise will take place October 31 and November 1. The event will begin at 1200 UTC on October 31 and continue through 2359 UTC on November 1 on 60 meter channels 1-4 —5.3305 MHz, 5.3465 MHz, 5.357 MHz, and 5.3715 MHz, respectively. During this exercise, military stations will attempt to make radio contact with stations in as many of the 3007 US counties as possible. Radio amateurs providing “county status” information will receive a US Department of Defense “interoperability QSL card.” For more information, contact the Military Auxiliary Radio Service (MARS).  Source link

Amateur Radio-Military Interoperability Exercise Set for October 31-November 1