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[jamsat-news:809] * SpaceNews 13-Apr-98 *
SB NEWS @ AMSAT $SPC0413
* SpaceNews 13-Apr-98 *
MONDAY APRIL 13, 1998
SpaceNews originates at KD2BD in Wall Township, New Jersey, USA. It
is published every week and is made available for non-commercial use.
* AMSAT-UK CALL FOR PAPERS *
The 13th AMSAT-UK Colloquium will be held at Surrey University, Guildford,
Surrey, U.K., from Friday 31st July to Sunday 2nd August 1998. This year's
event will include technical and operational matters as well as an IARU
AMSAT-UK invites authors to submit papers about amateur radio space and
associated activities for this event and for the "Proceedings" document
that will be published at the same time. Organizers normally prefer authors
to present the papers themselves rather than having someone else read them
in the authors' absence, but will also welcome "unpresented" papers for the
Offers of Papers should be submitted as soon as possible. The final date
for full documents is mid-June 1998 in order that the "Proceedings" document
be available to participants.
Submissions should be sent *ONLY* to G3RWL, via the following routes:
Internet e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Packet Radio: G3RWL @ GB7HSN.#32.GBR.EU
Terrestrial mail: R W L Limebear G3RWL
60 Willow Road
Enfield EN1 3NQ
(No FAX is available)
AMSAT-UK also invites anyone with requests for Program Topics to submit
them as soon as possible to G3RWL. Topics already "in" include:
Who Are the Little LEOs and Why Do They Want My Bands ? - W3DQ
Debate: What do we do with P3D ? - HB9AQZ
Future Software SATCOM - W1VF
Mobile LEO terminals - (speaker wanted)
23 cm PA and front-end - OZ1MY
AMSAT-UK is also investigating the possibility of a talk by an astronaut.
(A volunteer is needed)
[Info via Richard, G3RWL, Colloquium Program organizer]
* UoSAT-OSCAR-11 NEWS *
Fernando Costarelli, LU1HKO, of Cordoba City, Argentina reports successful
reception of UoSAT-OSCAR-11's S-Band beacon on 06-Apr-98. Fernando used a
homemade downconverter and 0.06 meter dish to copy OSCAR-11, and reported
a signal strength of about 1 'S'-unit above his background noise. He also
listened for DOVE-OSCAR-17, but found its beacon to be off the air.
* ITAMSAT-OSCAR-26 NEWS *
The ITAMSAT-OSCAR-26 satellite was copied by KD2BD in New Jersey on
04-Apr-98 with good downlink signals on the 70-cm band. The satellite
was transmitting telemetry and status information, and the digipeater
was off. Some received frames containing ASCII information include the
PHT: uptime is 019/20:16:26. Time is Sat Apr 04 16:58:29 1998.
IHT97 software loaded. WOD enabled
IO-26 Command Team.
v_max=736667 v_bat=718778 temp=486104
I P:0x3000 o:0 l:13140 f:13140, d:0 st:0
* JAVA SATELLITE SOFTWARE RELEASED *
John Melton, N6LYT/G0ORX, has announced the preliminary release of his Java
Satellite Ground Station Software at http://www.qsl.net/n6lyt. This software
implements a fully automated Digital Store and Forward Satellite Ground Station.
Pacsat Broadcast and File Transfer Protocols
The software has been successfully run on Windows/95, Linux, and Solaris.
There is still more work to be done, but John has been successfully
using the software over the last few months with minimal problems. The
documentation is not complete yet, but there should be enough to get
Further documentation for developers is under construction.
John is interested in receiving email messages from anyone who decides to
download and run his software. John may be reached at: email@example.com.
He is also interested in hearing from individuals who would like to aid
in the development of his Java Satellite Ground Station Software.
[Info via John Melton, N6LYT/G0ORX]
* FEEDBACK/INPUT WELCOMED *
Comments and input for SpaceNews should be directed to the editor (John,
KD2BD) via any of the paths listed below:
WWW : http://www.njin.net/~magliaco/
PACKET : KD2BD @ KS4HR.NJ.USA.NA
INTERNET : firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
SATELLITE : AMSAT-OSCAR-16, LUSAT-OSCAR-19, KITSAT-OSCAR-25
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