[jamsat-news:3366] [ans] ANS-164 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

Lee McLamb ku4os @ cfl.rr.com
2016年 6月 12日 (日) 10:20:37 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:

* 2016 AMSAT-NA Board of Directors Nomination Deadline This Week
* ARRL Network Maintenance Set for Sunday, June 12
* 38 Years of Satellite Contacts Nets Satellite WAS for K8BL
* Special Event Station K1D to Operate Satellites on Field Day 2016
* K6R Expedition to Santa Rosa Island and CM93
* Download Planetary Society's LightSail-2 Morse Beacon as a Ringtone

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ANS-164 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 164.01
  From AMSAT HQ Kensington, MD.
June 12, 2016
BID: $ANS-164.01

2016 AMSAT-NA Board of Directors Nomination Deadline This Week

It's time to submit nominations for the upcoming AMSAT-NA Board of
Directors election. Three director's terms expire this year: Tom
Clark, K3IO, JoAnne Maenpaa, K9JKM, and Lou McFadin, W5DID. In
addition, up to two Alternates may be elected for one year terms.

A valid nomination requires either one Member Society or five current
individual members in good standing to nominate an AMSAT-NA member for
Director. Written nominations, consisting of the nominee's name and
call, and the nominating individual's names, calls and individual
signatures should be mailed to: AMSAT-NA, 10605 Concord St, #304
Kensington, MD 20895-2526.

In addition to traditional submissions of written nominations, which
is the preferred method, the intent to nominate someone may be made by
electronic means. These include e-mail, Fax, or electronic image of a
petition. Electronic petitions should be sent to MARTHA at AMSAT.ORG
or Faxed to (301)822-4371.

No matter what means is used, petitions MUST arrive no later than June
15th at the AMSAT-NA office. If the nomination is a traditional
written nomination, no other action is required. If it is other than
this, i.e. electronic, a verifying traditional written petition MUST
be received at the AMSAT-NA office at the above address within 7 days
following the close of nominations on June 15th.


[ANS thanks AMSAT-NA Secretary, Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, for the
above information]


ARRL Network Maintenance Set for Sunday, June 12

The ARRL IT Department will conduct network maintenance on Sunday, June 12,
to improve reliability and security. The work will occur between 1100 UTC
and 2300 UTC.

During this period some or all systems may be temporarily unavailable,
including the website. Among services that will be affected are the ARRL
Store, the National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) page, Logbook of The World
(LoTW), the DXCC page, and the ARRL VEC page. E-mail also will be offline,
but all messages will be queued for later delivery. Telephone service to
ARRL Headquarters also may be affected.

ARRL apologizes for any inconvenience.

[ANS thanks the ARRL for the above information]


38 Years of Satellite Contacts Nets Satellite WAS for K8BL

Congratulations are in order to Bob Liddy, K8BL, for achieving Worked
All States via satellite and earning WAS Satellite Award #341. The con-
tacts for his award spanned 38 years. Bob's oldest satellite QSL card
was from W7LSV in Oregon, 10/13/78 for an Oscar 8 Mode A CW contact.
Bob's last state contacted was North Dakota W0N for a contact with Wyatt,
AC0RA, via SO50 FM on 11/13/15.

An AMSAT member since 1979, Bob wrote via the amsat-bb, "Earlier this
year, I was going through my paper QSL's getting ready to make some
submissions for various ARRL Awards at the Dayton Hamvention. Sorting
through the cards, I made a stack of Satellite QSL's. I started to notice
that I had quite a few States confirmed and wondered if I was finally
close to WAS even though I wasn't really int he hunt very seriously. Would
you believe I had them ALL worked but was only missing a QSL from Vermont?!!

Happily, it was Nick, KB1RVT who I KNEW was always good for a confirmation
which he quickly returned confirming our contact via SO-50 FM on 1/4/16.
50 Paper QSL's, 38 Years!!  WHEW!! Thanks to all who helped."

[ANS thanks -and, congratulates - Bob Liddy, K8BL for the above information]


Special Event Station K1D to Operate Satellites on Field Day 2016

Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC
Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. Field Day 2016 is June 25-26.

In an effort to encourage more kids and their families to get involved in
the hobby, the kids at Ham Radio (dot) World are working to put an all-kids
Special Event ARRL Field Day station on the air in 2016. This station will
have the special event call sign of K1D and it will be set-up, operated, and
put away by kids who are ham radio operators.  Kids of all ages and their
parents (both licensed hams and non-hams alike) are encouraged to come out
and participate in this exciting event.  New hams and even non-hams can
experience the excitement of talking to people around the world with the
Get On the Air (GOTA) station, which will have the callsign K4G. Both 
will operate from grid EL99IA in Deland, Florida, USA.

The kids will be on the HF bands and on the Amateur Radio satellites.  
K1D will
be joined by AMSAT’s Vice-President Operations, Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, who
will be a kid-for-a-day to help get the kids on the linear satellites.  Look
for them and give them a shout!

The K1D Special Event Field Day station will be built by the kids prior to
the Field Day activities.  The kids have built a solar power solution–from
scratch–to use to power their K1D Special Event Field Day station.  Kyocera
Solar and West Mountain Radio have graciously donated parts to this solar
power supply – THANK YOU!  They also plan on using a Genasun MPPT Charge
Controller to manage charging the battery.  Emmett of Radiowavz.com is
providing a Sentinel Expedition Hex Beam for K1D. Finally, the kids have
built their own W7FG True Ladder Line antenna with parts provided by
TrueLadderLine.com and are building additional antennas to use for Field
Day.  Keep watching Ham Radio (dot) World for videos of the kids as they
build their Special Event Station.

Join WX4TVJ (Zechariah), who was licensed at 12 years old,
AE4FH (Faith Hannah), who was licensed at 10 years old, KM4IPF (Hope),
who was licensed at 8 years old, & 7 year old Grace (KM4TXT)for Field Day
2016. Listen for them on the air and give them a break by making K1D one
of your 2016 Field Day contacts.

For helping to encourage youth in amateur radio, stations who work K1D
and/or K4G during the 2016 ARRL Field Day will be eligible for a special
K1D/K4G Commemorative QSL card.

More information at

[ANS thanks James, WX4TV for the above information]


K6R Expedition to Santa Rosa Island and CM93

The K6R Satellite Expedition to Santa Rosa Island and CM93 is a go for 
16th-18th, 2016. Permissions have been secured and arrangements made to 
get to
the island, spend 2 nights camping, and operate on a number of Satellite 
– as well as some terrestrial and HF too.

Updates will be on the K6R QRZ.com page at 
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/K6R and
over the coming months FAQs, pictures, and more information will be added.

[ANS thanks Wyatt, AC0RA & Dave, KG5CCI, for the above information]


Download Planetary Society's LightSail-2 Morse Beacon as a Ringtone

On the Planetary Society's Blog Jason Davis wrote about reception of the 
code beacon from the upcoming LightSail-2 mission ... "Many off-the-shelf
CubeSat software packages also have an option to transmit Morse code 
and for the LightSail 2 mission, we're activating this feature. Every 45
seconds, the spacecraft will transmit "L-S-2," and radio operators tuned 
in to
the spacecraft's 437.325 megahertz frequency should be able to hear it."

The Blog provides details of how to make the LightSail-2 morse code 
beacon into
a ringtone on your phone:


[ANS thanks the Planetary Society for the above information and wishes them
success with their LightSail-2 mission]


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

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