[jamsat-news:3328] [ans] ANS-333 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

E.Mike McCardel mccardelm @ gmail.com
2015年 11月 29日 (日) 10:59:11 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:

* Nov/Dec Edition of AMSAT Journal Sent to Printer
* March 2016 Activation of St. Pierre & Miquelon
* 2016 High-Altitude Student Platform Opportunity
* ARISS Commemorative Events in the Planning
* S7 Sao Tome and Principe Dxpedition Includes LEO Satellites
* ARISS News
* Satellite Shorts From All Over

ANS-333 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 333
BID: $ANS-333

Nov/Dec Edition of AMSAT Journal Sent to Printer

AMSAT Journal editor Joe Kornowski, KB6IGK, reports that the
November-December editon of the Journal has been sent to to the
printers. Expect delivery mid to late December.

This is Kornowski's first Journal since accepting the Editorial post
last October. The atricles are well done and ‘meaty’ with lots of
information.  The overall appearance looks great.  There is much here
for every AMSAT member to enjoy.

The line up of articles include:
AMSAT Announcements

Apogee View, Barry Baines,  WD4ASW,

Engineering Update, by Jerry Buxton, N0JY

Fox-1 Satellite Telemetry Part 1: On the Satellite by Burns Fisher,

A Raspberry Pi Net Server/Client for Antenna Rotor by Tom Doyle, W9KE

Dual Band Low Noise Amplifier for 2 Meters and 70 Centimeters, by
Jim Kocsis, WA9PYH

ARISS “Out of This World” Update by Frank Bauer, KA3HDO

Close Encounters of the Law Enforcement Kind by Patrick Stoddard,

On the Grids: Working the United States/Mexico Border by Clayton L.
Coleman, W5PFG

[ANS thanks Joseph KB6IGK for the above information]


March 2016 Activation of St. Pierre & Miquelon

Eric, KV1J, will once again be operating from the Island of Miquelon
(NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA 1417, Grid GN17) as FP/KV1J between March
16-29th (2016). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY (but primarily SSB and RTTY). He will generally be on the
highest frequency band that is open (favoring 12/10m). He will be
active in the Russian DX and BARTG RTTY Contests (March 19-20th).
Also, look for him to be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band/Assisted entry. QSL via KV1J, direct or by
the Bureau. Also eQSL and LoTW. For more details and updates, check
out his Web page at:

Eric mentions, "I will also be on the analog Satellites when the WX
is good enough to operate from outside."

[ANS thanks Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1241 for the above information]


2016 High-Altitude Student Platform Opportunity

The Louisiana Space Grant Consortium, or LaSPACE, is accepting
applications from students at U.S. colleges and universities who want
to send experiments to the edge of space on a high-flying scientific

The annual project, supported by the NASA Balloon Program Office and
LaSPACE, provides near-space access for 12 undergraduate and graduate
student experiments to be carried by a NASA high-altitude research
balloon. The flights typically last 15 to 20 hours and reach an
altitude of 23 miles.
Experiments may include compact satellites or prototypes.

The experiments are flown aboard the High-Altitude Student Platform,
or HASP, a balloon-born instrument stack launched from the Columbia
Scientific Balloon Facility's remote site in Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
The goals of the project are to provide a space test platform to
encourage student researchand stimulate the development of student
satellite payloads and other space-engineering products.

HASP seeks to enhance the technical skills and research abilities of
students in critical science, technology, engineering and mathematics

The deadline for applications is Dec. 18, 2015.

For application information and technical details about the program,

Questions about the High-Altitude Student Platform opportunity
should be directed to T. Gregory Guzik at
guzik (at) phunds.phys.lsu.edu.

[ANS thanks NASA Education Express Message -- Nov. 25, 2015 for the
above information]


ARISS Commemorative Events in the Planning

Over the next couple months, ARISS will be celebrating its 15th
anniversary of continuous operations on the ISS. On November 13, 2000
the crew conducted their first ham radio contacts on ISS and on
December 21, 2000 ARISS conducted their first school contact with the
Burbank School in Burbank, Illinois.

An SSTV commemoration of these historic events is tentatively planned for
mid to late December. It is possible that the transmission mode will be P120
instead of the P180 mode used in the past. This would allow for more
pictures to be transmitted per pass.

Because preparations are not final it is suggested that you stay tuned to
the AMSAT-BB and the AMSAT and ARISS web site for the latest information on
this event and others that ARISS plans to conduct over the next few months

[ANS thanks ARISS for the above information]


S7 Sao Tome and Principe Dxpedition Includes LEO Satellites

S7, SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE. Operators Lee/WW2DX, Ray/W2RE and
Pat/N2IEN will be active as S9TM from Praia between November 28th and
December 1st.

The team is planning on taking a WRTC tri-band yagi for 10/15/20 as
well as a OCF for the lower bands. They will have an Expert 1.3K amp
with them for that station. The second station will be K3/KPA500 that
will be used on the 30/17/12m bands. A third station will be setup
for LEO satellites and they are going to attempt 2m EME, but this is
new territory for this group so don't set expectations too high. They
will be posting to Twitter
and possible live streaming using periscope.

QSL via LoTW and paper cards to NR6M.

[ANS thanks Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1242 for the above information]



+ A Successful contact was made between Scuola Media Statale “G.
Marconi”, Soleto, Lecce, Italy and Astronaut Kimiya Yui KG5BPH using
Callsign NA1SS. The contact began 2015-11-23 09:21 UTC and lasted
about nine and a half minutes. Contact was telebridged via VK4KHZ.
ARISS Mentor was IKØWGF.

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2015-11-26  01:00 UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and events:

Dragonskolan, Umeå, Sweden, telebridge via VE4ISS
The  ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is  Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS
Contact was not successful: Wed 2015-11-25 09:44:25  UTC 78 deg
ARISS is working to determine what happened.

Nanasawa  Kibounooka Elementary School, Atsugi, Japan, direct via
The ISS  callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Kimiya  Yui KG5BPH
Contact is a go for: Wed 2015-12-02 09:33:51 UTC 61  deg

Yayoi Elementary School, Yatomi, Japan, direct via 8N2YAYOI
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled  astronaut is Kimiya Yui KG5BPH
Contact is a go for: Fri 2015-12-04 09:25:46  UTC 57 deg

Ingushetia, Russia, direct via TBD
The ISS  callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS
The scheduled astronaut is  Sergey Volkov RU3DIS
Contact is a go for: Sat 2015-12-05 16:25 UTC

>From  2015-12-20 to 2016-01-04, there will be no US Operational
Segment (USOS) hams  on board ISS.  So any schools contacts during
this period will be conducted  by the ARISS Russia  team.

Stay tuned to the AMSAT-BB, The AMSAT website {www.asmat.org) and
the ARISS website (www.ariss.org) for information on ARISS
commemorative events celebrating 15 years of Amateur Radio on the ISS.

[ANS thanks ARISS, Charlie AJ9N and David AA4KN for the above


Satellite Shorts From All Over

Eduardo Erlemann PY2RN published a Panoramic view of AO-7
transponder, using  FCDP+ for RX and TS-2000 for TX. Although he was
late on he bird after 1/2 pass that started at 18:40 UTC, forgot to
swap SDR# IQ in the first moment.
Max elevation was 64deg TX power 5 Watts all the time and RHCP most
of the time.  About 2 min before end of recording it is possible to
hear what he believes is a CU station calling.

Find the recording at:

[ANS thank Eduardo PY2RN for the above information]



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This week's ANS Editor,
EMike McCardel, KC8YLD
kc8yld at amsat dot org
Via the ANS mailing list courtesy of AMSAT-NA

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