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[jamsat-news:1987] ANS-030 AMSAT News Service


AMSAT NEWS SERVICE

ANS-030

ANS is a free, weekly, news and information service of AMSAT North
America, The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation. ANS reports on the
activities of a worldwide group of Amateur Radio operators who share
an active interest in designing, building, launching and
communicating through analog and digital Amateur Radio satellites.

Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to:

ans-editor@amsat.org

In this edition:
* ISS Status report
* Keplerian Data Update
* AO-51 February Schedule
* Kid's Day on AO-51	
* Educator's Forum


SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-030.01 ISS Status report

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 030.01
From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
January 30, 2005
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-030.01

* Expedition 10 Rests Following Spacewalk*
Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan
Sharipov enjoyed a day off Thursday aboard the International Space
Station. The well-deserved break comes the day after the successful
completion of Expedition 10's first spacewalk
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/crew/exp10/eva/index.html>.

Wednesday's spacewalk lasted 5 hours and 28 minutes. While outside the
Station, Chiao and Sharipov installed the Universal Work Platform, along
with its base and associated wiring. They also installed a commercial
robotics experiment and a biological experiment on the exterior of the
Zvezda Service Module. In addition, they checked vents on systems that
help control the Station√‘ atmosphere and relocated a Japanese physical
science experiment.

It was the 57th spacewalk conducted at the Station and the 32nd to be
based out of the orbital outpost. Expedition 10 is scheduled to conduct
its second spacewalk in March.

International Space Station Status Report No. 4
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2005/iss05-4.html>.





[ANS thanks Arthur, N1ORC for the above information]


/EX


SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-030.02 Keplerian Data Update

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 030.02
From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
January 30, 2005
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-030.02

I have been in e-mail contact with the new Air Force Space Command
keplerian element web site concerning the transition from the old OIG
web site.  Air Force Space Command is currently considering how to
administer the new web site. They have told me that no time line for a
decision has been determined as yet.  For the time being, I will wait
their decision and I will keep you posted as I receive information.
Patience is the keyword here.
73,
Ray Hoad, WA5QGD

[ANS thanks Ray Hoad, WA5QGD for the above information]

/EX


SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-030.03 AO-51 February Schedule

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 030.03
From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
January 30, 2005
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-030.03
February 2005 AO-51 (Amsat Echo) Schedule
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/echo/ControlTeam.php
Updated 26 Jan 2005

All dates are UTC. The mode change occurs normally between 0100 and 0400 utc on the date shown. The mode will be active from the date shown until the next Mode Change date listed. Mode Configurations are listed below the schedule. If for some unplanned reason we need to work with Echo and deviate from the plan I will post a note to the this Echo page on AMSAT.ORG.

If a specific transmitter or mode is not listed on a given day then it will be off. For example, if TXB (435.300) is not listed during a 38k4 digital mode period then the FM repeater will be off.

15 Jan
FM Repeater, V/U
Uplink: 145.920 mhz FM, 67 hz PL Tone
Downlink 435.300 mhz FM
9k6 Digital, V/U, PBP BBS (Pacsat Broadcast Protocol BBS)
Uplink: 145.860 mhz FM, 9k6 PBP Digital
Downlink: 435.150 mhz FM, 9k6 PBP Digital

2 Feb
QRP Experimenters Wednesday, note uplink frequency, NO PL Tone
Please follow the QRP requirements listed below
FM Repeater, V/U
Uplink: 145.880 mhz FM, NO PL Tone required
Downlink 435.300 mhz FM

3 Feb
FM Repeater, V/U
Uplink: 145.920 mhz FM, 67 hz PL Tone
Downlink 435.300 mhz FM
9k6 Digital, V/U, PBP BBS (Pacsat Broadcast Protocol BBS)
Uplink: 145.860 mhz FM, 9k6 PBP Digital
Downlink: 435.150 mhz FM, 9k6 PBP Digital

5 Feb *** Kid's Day on AO-51 Special Event, Start 1415 utc ***
FM Repeater, V/U
See the info above for specific Kid's Day Requirements
Uplink: 145.880 mhz FM voice, 67hz tone
Downlink: 435.300 mhz FM voice

6 Feb
FM Repeater, V/U
Uplink: 145.920 mhz FM, 67 hz PL Tone
Downlink 435.300 mhz FM
9k6 Digital, V/U, PBP BBS (Pacsat Broadcast Protocol BBS)
Uplink: 145.860 mhz FM, 9k6 PBP Digital
Downlink: 435.150 mhz FM, 9k6 PBP Digital

9 Feb - Exp Wed - 9k6 High Power
9k6 Digital, V/U, High Power, PBP BBS (Pacsat Broadcast Protocol BBS)
Uplink: 145.860 mhz FM, 9k6 PBP Digital
Downlink: 435.150 mhz FM, 9k6 PBP Digital

10 Feb
FM Repeater, V/S
Uplink: 145.920 mhz FM, No PL Tone
Downlink 2401.200 mhz FM

16 Feb - Exp Wed
FM Repeater, L/S
Uplink: 1268.700 mhz FM, No PL Tone
Downlink 2401.200 mhz FM

17 Feb
FM Repeater, V/U, High Power Mode
Uplink: 145.920 mhz FM, 67 hz PL Tone
Downlink 435.300 mhz FM

23 Feb - Exp Wed
38k4 Digital Downlink, V/U, PBP BBS (Pacsat Broadcast Protocol BBS)
Uplink: 145.860 mhz FM, 9k6 PBP Digital
Downlink: 435.150 mhz FM, 38k4 PBP Digital

24 Feb
FM Repeater, V/U
Uplink: 145.920 mhz FM, 67 hz PL Tone
Downlink 435.300 mhz FM
9k6 Digital, V/U, PBP BBS (Pacsat Broadcast Protocol BBS)
Uplink: 145.860 mhz FM, 9k6 PBP Digital
Downlink: 435.150 mhz FM, 9k6 PBP Digital

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SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-030.04
Kid's Day on AO-51

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 030.04
From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
January 30, 2005
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-030.04
February 2005 AO-51 (Amsat Echo) Schedule
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/echo/ControlTeam.php
Updated 30 Jan 2005

AO-51 Kid's Day, rescheduled for Saturday, February 5th. Approximate time from 1415utc 5 Feb to 0300utc 6 Feb.

Amsat-NA will sponsor Kid's Day on AO-51. We ask that all amateur radio
stations give this short time window to promote satellite operations with kids. If not actually showing a kid how to make contacts via AO-51, then providing a station to contact, or stepping aside to allow others to make contacts with the kids. During the event please limit contacts to stations that are operating with kids at the microphone. This should allow the kids to have a nice QSO and pass some information. Kids can tell their name, age, who is helping them operate on AO-51, where they live, and other information about themselves.


AO-51 will be configured in the following mode during the event. Please note the change in the uplink frequency for the event.

Uplink: 145.880 mhz FM voice, 67hz tone
Downlink: 435.300 mhz FM voice

This will be a good opportunity for Amsat to show off our Educational side. And who knows, maybe one or more of the kids will be helping Amsat in the future.


[ANS thanks Mike, KE4AZN for the above information]


/EX


SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-030.05 Educator's Forum

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 030.05
From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
January 30, 2005
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-030.05

As AMSAT Executive Vice President Lee McLamb, KU4OS, is working to
assemble a team of volunteers to focus on the educational portion of
AMSAT's Mission and Vision.  Lee said, "AMSAT has many facets in
addition to designing and building hardware.  One of them is
education."  Lee continued, "By providing an electronic gathering place
for those interested in education, I'm hoping we'll be able to learn
from each other's efforts as well as helping those with ideas find
others who may have resources available."

The AMSAT Educational Liaison mailing list has many purposes.  It is an
open forum to discuss the issues of the design, construction, and
operation of amateur satellite projects at educational institutions.
The list also serves the educational community by providing information
about the amateur satellite service, what it is and is not.  It is also
a forum for schools to discuss curriculum development and the use of
amateur satellites in the classroom.

The discussion list is open to all educators and educational
institutions actively involved in or considering an amateur radio
satellite project and to schools who wish to use the amateur satellite
service in their classroom.  The list is also open to those who work
with the educational community as mentors and volunteers.

Instructions for subscribing to the AMSAT-EDU mail list can be found at:
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/tools/maillist/maillist.php#how

[ANS thanks Lee, KU4OS for the above information]


/EX



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--
73,
This weeks ANS Editor,
Dee Interdonato, NB2F
nb2f at amsat dot org
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