[jamsat-news:3400] [ans] ANS-381 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

Lee McLamb ku4os @ cfl.rr.com
2016年 11月 13日 (日) 11:05:51 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:

* CAMSAT launched CAS-2T Technical Verification Satellite
* Listening to the 2016 AMSAT Annual Meeting
* Special Awards for the 2016 AMSAT Symposium at Sea
* EO79/FUNcube-3 Enters Service for the Amateur Radio Community
* Ham Radio Now Webcast Sunday Seminar From the ARRL/TAPR DCC
* JAXA to Launch Satellites with Ham Radio Payloads to ISS

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AMSAT News Service Bulletin 318.01
DATE November 13, 2016
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CAMSAT launched CAS-2T Technical Verification Satellite

CAS-2T a technical verification satellite for CAMSAT CAS-2 series amateur
radio satellite launched at 23:42, 9 November 2016, It is an 2U Cubsat 
and will
not be separated from the final stage of rocket, so the orbital life may 
be 10
to 30 days since the final stage of rocket will be re-entry atmosphere.

Amateur radio payloads:
CW Telemetry Beacon:435.710MHz
FM Transponder Uplink:145.925MHz
FM Transponder Downlink:435.615MHz

Launch vehicle: CZ-11(Y2) solid rocket
Launch time: 23:42, 9-Nov-2016
Epoch time: +620.615 seconds
Inclination degree: 97.400985 degrees
RA of node degree:
Eccentricity: 1.77E-4
Perigee degree: 328.206969 degrees
Mean anomaly degree: 198.226766 degrees
Period: 5685.564 seconds
Speed: 7607.496391 m/s
Longitude: 93.693693E
Latitude: 13.531945N

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


Listening to the 2016 AMSAT Annual Meeting

As part of the “AMSAT Symposium @  Sea”, the AMSAT Annual Meeting will take
place on Sunday, 13 NOV 16 at 1300 CST on board Carnival Liberty as the ship
transits back to Galveston, TX from Progreso, Mexico. The Annual Meeting
includes an overview of the “State of AMSAT” by the AMSAT President 
followed by
a Q&A whereby meeting attendees are encouraged to ask questions 
addressed  to
the Senior Leadership Team as well as to the Board of Directors.  The 
concludes with our recognition of AMSAT volunteers who have made a 
impact on behalf of AMSAT in 2016 through their efforts in support of AMSAT
Engineering, Field Operations, AMSAT Journal, Human Spaceflight,  
Relations, Dayton Hamvention, and Operations as well as Presidential

The original intent was to make the Annual Meeting available via Echolink so
that AMSAT members not attending the AMSAT Symposium @ Sea could 
At prior Annual Meetings, Echolink was used to provide access to the Annual
Meeting for AMSAT members not attending Symposium with a reasonably good 
of interest by those that have used this connection to hear the President’s
presentation and participate in the Q&A.

Given that internet access on board Carnival Liberty will not provide 
EchoLink connections, A live EchoLink connection for this year’s Annual 
will not be available. However, the meeting will be recorded and the 
is to have the recording available through the AMSAT website after the
conclusion of the cruise and an announcement will be made when it is 

[ANS thanks AMSAT President Barry Baines, WD4ASW, for the above information]


Special Awards for the 2016 AMSAT Symposium at Sea

Two unique awards are being offered during AMSAT’s 2016 Space
Symposium being held November 10-14, 2016 aboard the Carnival Liberty
cruise ship. The Landlubbers Award is available to amateur radio
operators who complete a two-way satellite QSO with any Symposium
attendee aboard the Carnival Liberty.  The Sea Legs Award is available
to amateur radio operators who complete a two-way satellite QSO while
sailing aboard the Carnival Liberty during the Symposium. The awards
will be made available in PDF format for self-printing. Submit logs to
Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, via email to n8hm at amsat.org to apply for the

[ANS thanks Clayton, W5PFG, for the above information]


EO79/FUNcube-3 Enters Service for the Amateur Radio Community

AMSAT-UK and AMSAT-NL working with ISIS BV are delighted to announce 
that the
FUNcube U/V transponder, on the 2U CubeSat QB50p1, has now been 
activated with a
regular schedule.

Due to power budget constraints the transponder cannot be operational 
24/7 and
an orbit specific schedule has been developed. The transponder will commence
operation 27 minutes after the spacecraft enters sunlight and will stay 
on for a
period of 25 minutes. This schedule may be modified over the forthcoming 
as a result of experience.imagesCAAFR7EH

The transponder frequencies are:

Uplink: 435.047-435.077 MHz LSB
Downlink: 145.935-145.965 MHz USB

Output power is approximately 400mW.

Qb50p1 was launched in June 2014, as a collaborative effort led by the von
Karman Institute and ISIS-BV, into a sun synchronous 620×600 km polar 
orbit as a
precursor spacecraft for the QB50 mission. The primary function of the 
was to test a number of the systems and science payloads. This phase has now
been completed and we are grateful to VKI and ISIS BV for carrying this
transponder into space and, again, to ISIS, for developing and uploading the
new, required, flight code.

[ANS thanks AMSAT-UK and AMSAT-NL for the above information]


Ham Radio Now Webcast Sunday Seminar From the ARRL/TAPR DCC

Team Leader for the design and execution of the AMSAT Ground Terminal
Michelle Thompson W5NYV (@abraxas3d) and AMSAT Board Member Bob McGwier,
N4HY, attended the 2016 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference. Both
presented the Sunday Seminar.

In these videos Michelle and Bob speak about the spectrum and cognitive
radio. Michelle expects technology to really disrupt the radio art in the
near future.

The Sunday Seminar spanned 3 hours. Gary Pearce, KN4AQ, presents the entire
seminar video via his Ham Radio Now webcast. The 3 parts can viewed at these

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOV7jab67B4
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V_u2vEY2CY
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciX5Jjn_Ipc

[ANS thanks Gary Pearce, KN4AQ, Ham Radio Now and TAPR for the above


JAXA to Launch Satellites with Ham Radio Payloads to ISS

Mineo Wakita JE9PEL reports on the AMSAT Bulletin Board that six 
satellites with
amateur radio payloads are to be launched to the International Space 
Station in

JAXA announced to the public November 7 that seven nano satellites are to be
installed in H-IIB Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI” (HTV) to be launched in
December. Satellites are only about 1U~3U in size and will conduct 
aimed at realizing the space elevator which is expected to facilitate the
movement of Earth and Universe in the future. It’s the first time to 
launch in
JAXA with seven satellites at a time.

HTV6 Launch: 1326 UT, Dec. 9, 2016 at the Tanegashima Space Center, Japan.

                     Downlink   Beacon     Mode
AOBA-VeloxIII       437.375  437.375  1k2 AFSK,CW
ITF-2               437.525  437.525  1k2 FM,CW
STARS-C (Mother)    437.405  437.245  1k2 FM,CW
STARS-C (Daughter)  437.425  437.255  1k2 FM,CW
WASEDA-Sat3         437.290  437.290  1k2 PCM-FSK,CW
TuPod               437.425  437.425  1k2 GMSK,CW

H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI” (HTV), JAXA

AOBA-VeloxIII Kyusyu Institute of Technology

EGG University of Tokyo / Nihon University

FREEDOM Tohoku University / Nakashimada Engineering Works, Ltd

ITF-2 University of Tsukuba

TuPOD Gauss Srl

STARS-C Shizuoka University

WASEDA-SAT3 Waseda University

[ANS thanks Mineo, JE9PEL, 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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