[jamsat-news:3295] [ans] ANS-193 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

Lee McLamb ku4os @ cfl.rr.com
2015年 7月 12日 (日) 13:30:49 JST


The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and infor-
mation service of AMSAT North America, The Radio Amateur Satellite
Corporation. ANS publishes news related to Amateur Radio in Space
including 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

The news feed on http://www.amsat.org publishes news of Amateur
Radio in Space as soon as our volunteers can post it.

Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to:
ans-editor at amsat.org.

In this edition:

* DeorbitSail Launch Information
* AMSAT Field Day Submission Deadline 13 July 2015
* AMSAT Featured on Live W5KUB.com Tuesday, July 14 Webcast
* International Space Colloquium at Guildford
* ARISS Challenge Coin
* Delfi-C3 RASCAL Update Necessary for New Server IP Address
* CAMSAT Launch Postponement

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-193.01
ANS-193 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 193.01
  From AMSAT HQ Kensington, MD.
July 12, 2015
BID: $ANS-193.01

DeorbitSail Launch Information

The CubeSat DeorbitSail built by researchers and radio amateurs at the 
Space Centre in Guildford carries a 1200 bps BPSK beacon on 145.975 MHz. The
satellite was successfully launched at 1628 UT on  Friday, July 10.

DeorbitSail is a 3U CubeSat sized satellite with a deployable sail that will
demonstrate rapid deorbiting.

Chris Bridges 2E0OBC writes:

Dear AMSAT’ers, CubeSat’ers, Friends,

Please find attached exclusive details of a UK CubeSat called 
DeorbitSail flying
out tomorrow evening on PSLV. Please feel free to distribute to other 
hams that
can help out.

This contains all the info you should need including:
• Initial TLE
• DeorbitSail Flyer > Launch details, etc.
• Predicted first packet transmission on 145.975 MHz, 1k2 BPSK -> we 
predict to
be over Russia in the evening.

First packets sent in will get a Signed Certificate of thanks from the team!

If you have any telemetry or TLE/frequency information, please send it to me
and/or to deorbitsail.messages @ gmail.com so we can quickly learn our 

Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

73 Chris 2E0OBC

1 55554U 58056A   15191.72643157  .00000000  00000-0 +13828-4 0 335
2 55554  97.9842  81.0881 0007584 273.9578  86.0949 14.75593446209360

Follow @SpaceAtSurrey on Twitter

Deorbitsail website

ISRO PSLV-C28 / DMC3 Mission

[ANS thanks Chris 2E0OBC, for the above information]


AMSAT Field Day Submission Deadline 13 July 2015

For those of you that only worked one or two stations on the satellite 
or if you
worked 10, 20, 50 or more stations, please still submit your scores for 
Day. Although the form online at http://www.amsat.org (click on the 
Events tab
and then the Field Day link) is in PDF format, you can copy and paste the
submission portion into Word (amazing how they migrate back and forth). 
Or you
can download the DOCX file from http://www.amsatnet.com/fd2015.docx

Please remember that ARRL submissions are due much later than our submission
date. Your submission must be received by 11:59 PM Central Time on July 
13, 2015
(Monday). That will leave less than a week to tabulate and write the 
article for
the Journal. Please include any pictures that will show off your field 
day site.
We have had flamingos, long horn steers, clocks running on lemons, campers,
ladder towers and all kinds of neat stuff in the past.

You will receive confirmation that your submission was received, usually
sometime that day. If you do not receive confirmation, please send to 
the other
email address, or send to both at the same time.

  kk5do @ arrl.net
  kk5do @ amsat.org

[ANS thanks Bruce, KK5DO, for the above information]


AMSAT Featured on Live W5KUB.com Tuesday, July 14 Webcast

Join hosts Ted Randall, WB8PUM, and Tom Medlin, W5KUB, on the live ham show
Tuesday, July 14, at 8:00 PM CT on W5KUB.com. In addition to watching on
w5kub.com, this show is simulcast on powerful shortwave station WTWW on 5085
KHz. Call-in phone lines are open during the show.

Guests this week include AMSAT Vice President Engineering Jerry Buxton, 
N0JY and
Vice President Operations Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA. Jerry and Drew will talk
about the latest AMSAT information:

+ Fox-1A launch coming this fall
+ Operational satellites
+ AMSAT's future opportunities

The webcast window and an accompanying chat room for the show are on 
Tom's web
page: http://w5kub.com/

If you wish to get on the chat room you'll need to pre-register with 
Tom's site.
When you get to W5KUB.com the chat room should open automatically. Or, 
you can
click on the icon at the bottom right of Tom's page. Select "new user". 
Many use
their call sign for their username.

The webcast is recorded and is available a day or so later if you miss 
the live

[ANS thanks Tom Medlin, W5KUB for the above information]


International Space Colloquium at Guildford

The AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will be held on July 24-
26 at the Holiday Inn, Guildford, GU2 7XZ, UK.

Among the speakers will be:
• Peter Guelzow DB2OS with an update on AMSAT-DL projects, including
the Phase 4 satellite
• Chris Brunskill, formerly of Surrey Space Centre (SSC), now
working at the Space Catapult at the Harwell Campus. He will be
presenting an extremely novel project aimed at schools and education
• It is hoped the BATC will be able to demonstrate live Digital TV
reception from the International Space Station, using the Ham TV
• Drew Glasbrenner KO4MA, from AMSAT North America will be
attending, and presenting the latest news of the FOX satellite(s) due
for launch later this year, and also on their Phase 4 project

The Colloquium is open to all further information is at

[ANS thanks AMSAT-UK for the above information]


ARISS Challenge Coin

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program is
announcing a brand new ARISS Challenge Coin that will be a thank you 
memento to
donors who give to ARISS. The beautiful coin will be a keepsake to treasure.

The ARISS program relies on resource support from NASA, ARRL, AMSAT, and
individual donors to ensure continuing the day-to-day operations and
communications, and to pay for space-flight certification of equipment.  
finances to sustain operations in future years are insufficient.

The ARISS program is initiating a fundraising campaign with the goal of 
greater financial stability for the program.

According to ARISS International Chair Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, “To assure the
future of the program we are looking to individuals and corporate 
sponsors to
provide the resources we will need to sustain operations and to acquire 
equipment upgrades.”

Plans are underway to develop a new higher power Amateur Radio station 
for the
ISS Columbus module.  The current radio is a lower power unit that sometimes
results in weak signals.  A new radio system will improve the 
communications for
education groups whose students are scheduled for ARISS contacts and related
educational activities. The new system will also allow greater 
between the Columbus Module and the Russian Service Module. Integration 
of the
equipment into the ISS infrastructure and required testing and certification
require hours of engineering resources that ARISS must pay for and cannot

Each ARISS contact offers the opportunity to inspire young people 
through ARISS’
unique window into space exploration activities, opening the horizon of
possibilities of a career in a STEM field. Each contact also introduces 
and their communities to Amateur Radio—all positives for Amateur Radio 
and our
country and world.

ARISS needs your help to secure these opportunities for the future. 
may make donations to ARISS online at www.amsat.org by selecting the “Donate
ARISS” button. (AMSAT-NA will provide people resources to handle your 
gifts to
ARISS.) Individuals contributing $100 US or more will receive the brand new
ARISS Challenge Coin.  Corporate donors may contact Frank Bauer at
KA3HDO @ verizon.net   or ARISS @ arrl.org.

[ANS thanks ARISS for the above information]


Delfi-C3 RASCAL Update Necessary for New Server IP Address

Wouter Weggelaar, PA3WEG, reported this week that due to security and
maintenance reasons the Delfi-C3 team had to migrate the Delfi-C3 telemetry
server to a new environment. This change also required that the IP address
for uploading data needed to change. This means your server settings in
RASCAL need to be updated to:

New IP:
Port: 1099

On July 9 Wouter reported, "The migration has been completed almost without
a problem. We still have some minor issues to sort out. Telemetry submission
is operating normally but the database performance seems slow. This makes
processing more difficult on our end. New user accounts cannot be created
but new users can successfully submit received data via the 'guest'

The team reports that Delfi-C3 is doing great. They have long exceeded the
design lifetime of the satellite and she continues to work well. They
appreciate your help in
acquiring data of Delfi-C3 and hope that you continue to track their "old"
bird in the future as well!

[ANS thanks Wouter Weggelaar, PA3WEG and the Delfi-C3 team for the above


CAMSAT Launch Postponement

A launch postponement has been announced for Beijing’s new CZ-6 rocket 
which is
planned to carry a constellation of amateur radio satellites.

Soon to be launched six CAMSAT satellites CAS-3A to F have now been named as
XW-2 (Hope-2) amateur satellite system, and correspond to the XW-2A to F.

All the satellites have completed environmental testing, currently being 
tests, everything is underway. The satellites will be moved to the 
launch center
in mid-August and launch date has been postponed to early September.

[ANS thanks Alan, BA1DU, for the above information]


In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers membership in the
President's Club. Members of the President's Club, as sustaining
donors to AMSAT Project Funds, will be eligible to receive addi-
tional benefits. Application forms are available from the AMSAT

Primary and secondary school students are eligible for membership
at one-half the standard yearly rate. Post-secondary school students
enrolled in at least half time status shall be eligible for the stu-
dent rate for a maximum of 6 post-secondary years in this status.
Contact Martha at the AMSAT Office for additional student membership

This week's ANS Editor,
Lee McLamb, KU4OS
ku4os at amsat dot org

Via the ANS mailing list courtesy of AMSAT-NA

JAMSAT-NEWS メーリングリストの案内