[jamsat-news:3363] [ans] ANS-143 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

Lee McLamb ku4os @ cfl.rr.com
2016年 5月 22日 (日) 20:41:22 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:
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In this edition:

* Island on the Air Satellite Activation - Isle of Arran
* FoxTelem Release 1.04: New Graphs, Better Performance, and Upcoming 
* Upcoming ARISS Contact with Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center
* CubeSats with Amateur Radio payloads deploy from ISS
* ULA Cubesat Launch Application Deadline Approaching

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ANS-143 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 143.01
  From AMSAT HQ Kensington, MD.
May 22, 2016
BID: $ANS-143.01

Island on the Air Satellite Activation - Isle of Arran

EU-123.  Members of the Camb-Hams will be active as GS3PYE/P from the Isle
of Arran on the west part of the island near Balliekine (IO75HO) between May
22-29th. Activity will be on the HF bands, 6/4/2m, and the satellites. The
location on the island favors the South/West/North as there's a hill to the
east, but hopefully that will not limit them.

Peter, 2E0SQL, reports: "We'll be taking along an ICOM IC-910, Wimo X-Quads,
Preamps and Yaesu G-5500 rotator all controlled by our favorite bit of
software SatPC32 for backup. I'll have my FT-817 and Arrow, but this kit
hasn't let us down yet for the last few trips."

They plan to operate on all satellites both FM/SSB/CW, if you want a CW QSO
you'll need to contact them as Peter will need to find a suitable CW
operator. Peter will try to post regular updates on Twitter either using his
own account @2e0sql or the groups account @g3pye and also posting updates on
their Web site at: http://dx.camb-hams.com

[ANS thanks Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1266 for the above information]


FoxTelem Release 1.04: New Graphs, Better Performance, and Upcoming Launches

 From FoxTelem developer Chris Thompson, G0KLA / AC2CZ:

This is a quick note to say that FoxTelem Version 1.04 is being 
released. There
is a lot in this version so I have written some blog posts to summarize new
features.  See below.

You can download FoxTelem for your platform from one of these links:

Broadly speaking the changes fit into the following categories:

1. Full support for Fox-1Cliff, Fox-1D and RadFXSat including better 
High Speed
decoding and a better find signal algorithm.

2. Additional analytical capabilities so you can plot one telemetry variable
against another.  I hope this will inspire more people to analyze the 
from the spacecraft and post comments on what they see.  I have put some 
of my
own thoughts online here:

3. Enhanced tools to analyze your ground station with SkyPlots for satellite
measurements like Signal to Noise ratio and graphs for pass measurements.
Skyplots in particular need a bit of explanation, so I have written more 
here: http://www.g0kla.com/foxtelem/skyplot.php

You can read a full list of the changes here on github:

[ANS thanks Chris G0KLA/AC2CZ for the above information]


Upcoming ARISS Contact with Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with 
at Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center, Garden City, New York 
on 23
May. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:57 UTC. It is
recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this
time.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 
seconds. The
contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and W6SRJ. The contact should be
audible over the state of California and adjacent areas. Interested 
parties are
invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected 
to be
conducted in English.

  The Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center, located in Garden 
City, New
  York, opened in 2002. The mission of the museum is to inspire students 
with the
  spirit of discovery through the exploration of air and space 
technologies, and
  to encourage them to consider careers in science, technology, 
engineering and
  math. The museum is home to the Westbury Magnet Academy at the Cradle of
  Aviation, the first magnet school to open on Long Island. The Museum and
  Academy offer two summer STEM enrichment programs for students 
entering the
  seventh and ninth grades. The ARISS event will be an invaluable tool to
  supplement classroom instruction and research.

[ANS thanks Dave, AA4KN, for the above information]


CubeSats with Amateur Radio payloads deploy from ISS

Monday, May 16, 2016 saw the deployment of five CubeSats carrying 
amateur radio

UK astronaut Tim Peake KG5BVI / GB1SS deployed the first two satellites 
and CADRE from the Japanese ISS Kibo module at 1005 UT. The Slow Scan 
(SSTV) satellite STMSat-1, built by Elementary students at Saint Thomas More
Cathedral School (STM), was deployed along with the pair of NODES 
CubeSats built
by students at Santa Clara University at 1440 UT.

STM is thought to be the first Elementary school to build their own 
even Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade students were 
involved in
the project. It is designed to transmit a Robot36 SSTV signal.

IARU Coordinated Frequencies:
• STMSat-1 437.800 MHz FM SSTV Robot36
   UPDATE May 18: STMSat-1 Twitter feed suggests listening 437.000 MHz FM
• MinXSS-1 437.345 MHz 9600 bps FSK
• CADRE 437.485 MHz 9600 bps FSK and 3.404 GHz
• NODES 437.100 MHz 1200 bps AX.25 and 2401.2-2431.2 MHz 115.2 kbps spread
   spectrum FSK


MinXSS CubeSat http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/minxss/

CADRE CubeSat http://exploration.engin.umich.edu/blog/?page_id=961

NODES mission dashboard http://nodes.engr.scu.edu/

[ANS thanks AMSAT-UK for the above information]


ULA Cubesat Launch Application Deadline Approaching

If you are a U.S. College or University, please don't forget to submit an
application for a FREE LAUNCH opportunity to the ULA CubeSat Launch Program!
Applications are due no later than June 1st, 2016 by 5pm PST, which is 
only a
week and a half away. Information about how to apply can be found at

[ANS thanks the Ryan Nugent for the above information]




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

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