FalconSAT-3 now open for amateur radio use

FalconSAT-3 now open for amateur radio use

The Air Force Academy satellite Falconsat-3 is now open for amateur radio use as a digital store-and-forward system.

https://www.amsat.org/falconsat-3/

Further operational inquiries should be directed to AMSAT Vice President Operations, Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA (ko4maamsat.org).

Source AMSAT News Service http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/ans

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IARU Region 1 Medal awarded to Graham Shirville G3VZV

IARU Region 1 Medal awarded to Graham Shirville G3VZV

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Autumn/Fall issue of OSCAR News now available

Autumn/Fall issue of OSCAR News now available

E-members of AMSAT-UK can now download the Autumn/Fall edition of OSCAR News here.

This edition features a low cost ground station using a DTV Dongle, SDRSharp and FUNcube Dashboard to capture Telemetry from the FUNcube satellites.

The paper edition should be sent to postal members in 2-3 weeks.

In this issue:
• From the Secretary’s Keyboard
• 2017 Meetings & Events calendar
• Notice of the 2017 AGM of AMSAT-UK
• Patrick J. A. Gowen, G3IOR (SK)
• IARU Region 1 Conference 2017
• Chertsey Radio Club
• A Low Cost Ground Station Using a DTV Dongle
• Yet another antenna for LEO satellites
• Just when you thought it was safe to do an ARISS contact in the UK!
• FUNcube-1 Transatlantic Experiment
• NOVA Satellite Tracking programme now free!
• Ground Based DVB-S2 Repeater for GEO Satellites
• AMSAT-UK Colloquium
• Future Spacecraft Planned For The Amateur Satellite Service Operating Above 1GHz
• AMSAT Phase-4A downconverter for SSB and DATV reception
• The new FUNcubes – progress reports
• FUNcubes – In Orbit Report Sept 2017
• GB4RME – Special Event Station – HM Royal Mint

Membership of AMSAT-UK is open to anyone who has an interest in amateur radio satellites or space activities, including the International Space Station (ISS).

E-members of AMSAT-UK are able to download OSCAR News as a convenient PDF that can be read on laptops, tablets or smartphones anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Join as an E-member at Electronic (PDF) E-membership

PDF sample copy of “Oscar News” here.

Join AMSAT-UK using PayPal, Debit or Credit card at
http://shop.amsat-uk.org/

E-members can download their copies of OSCAR News here.

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CAT17 videos on Es’hail 2 and DigiTwist satellite tracker

CAT17 videos on Es’hail 2 and DigiTwist satellite tracker

The British Amateur Television Club have made available videos of the talks given at the CAT17 event held at the Finningley Amateur Radio Club on September 9-10, 2017.

Among the videos are:
• Es’hail 2 satellite update by Dave G8GKQ
• DigiTwist an experimental low cost satellite tracker by Brian G4EWJ
• Introduction to Optical Communications by Bernie G4HJW
• 5.7 GHz Linear Amplifiers for the ADALM Pluto by Brian G4EWJ

Watch Es’hail 2 satellite update by Dave G8GKQ

Watch DigiTwist an experimental low cost satellite tracker by Brian G4EWJ

The other videos can be seen at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUWLnUZllytlcCFd93tnBzw/videos

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Students from India and Russia build SSTV CubeSat

Students from India and Russia build SSTV CubeSat

Times of India reports students from Russia and India are building an amateur radio satellite that will transmit SSTV images from space.

The 1U CubeSat Iskra-5 is being built by 20 students from Moscow Aviation Institute and 9 from Indian cities like Chennai and Bangalore through Space Kidz India to mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relationship between the two countries.

The satellite will be transported to the International Space Station by mid-October, 2017 through cargo spacecraft from where it will be placed in orbit by a cosmonaut during a spacewalk.

The Iskra satellites were a series of Soviet amateur communication satellites built by students and radio amateurs at the Moscow Aviation Institute in the early 1980s.

Srimathy Kesan, founder, Space Kidz India said that the subsystems in the satellite being built in MAI is made by Russian students while the outer cube has been designed by Indian students.

Full Times of India story http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/students-from-india-and-russia-build-cubesat/articleshow/60369092.cms

Russian Aviation story https://www.ruaviation.com/news/2017/8/17/9505/

Space Kidz India https://www.facebook.com/SpaceKidzIndia/

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