[jamsat-news:3481] [ans] ANS-351 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

Chris Bradley kg5jup @ gmail.com
2017年 12月 17日 (日) 23:39:36 JST


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In this edition:

* November/December 2017 Apogee View Column Posted on the AMSAT Web
* Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2017-12-13  09:00 UTC
* Special Membership Offer Continues for RadFxSat/AO-91 Launch
* Donate to AMSAT Tax-Free From Your IRA
* Satellite Activity From Azores Islands on Christmas
* December 20 Launch for HA-1 CubeSat with FM transponder and SSTV
* Information for Requesting UT1FG/MM QSL Cards
* Two-Part Video Demonstration Working AO-91 from Down Under
* AMSAT Awards Update
* KG5CCI and F4DXV 7,634.775 km QSO Sets New Distance Record on FO-29
* Satellite Shorts From All Over

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ANS-344 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 351.01
DATE December 10, 2017
BID: $ANS-351.01

November/December 2017 Apogee View Column Posted on the AMSAT Web

The November/December 2017 edition of Apogee View, a comprehensive
bimonthly update of AMSAT's activities written by AMSAT President Joe
Spier, K6WAO, has been posted on the AMSAT website.


[ANS thanks Paul Stoetzer, N8HM for the above information]


Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2017-12-13  09:00 UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and  events:

Taipei Municipal Ximen Elementary School, Taipei, Taiwan  R.O.C.,
via BNØSM (***)
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be  OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP
Contact is a go  for: Thu 2017-12-21 08:49:07 UTC 72  deg

ARISS  is always glad to receive listener reports for the above
ARISS  thanks everyone in advance for their assistance.  Feel free
to send
your  reports to aj9n @ amsat.org or aj9n @ aol.com.

Listen for the ISS on  the downlink of 145.8Ø  MHz.


All  ARISS contacts are made via the Kenwood radio unless otherwise


Several  of you have sent me emails asking about the RAC ARISS
website and
not being  able to get in.  That has now been changed to

Note that there are links to other ARISS  websites from this  site.

Looking  for something new to do?  How about receiving DATV from the

If interested, then please go to the ARISS-EU website for  complete
details.  Look for the buttons indicating Ham  Video.


If you need some  assistance, ARISS mentor Kerry N6IZW, might be
able to
provide some  insight.  Contact Kerry at  kbanke @ sbcglobal.net
ARISS  congratulations the following mentors who have now mentored
over 100


Francesco IKØWGF with 132
Satoshi 7M3TJZ with 126
Gaston ON4WF with 123
Sergey RV3DR with  100

The  webpages listed below were all reviewed for accuracy.  Out of
webpages were removed and new ones have been added.  If there are
ARISS websites I need to know about, please let me  know.

Note, all times are approximate.  It is recommended that you  do
your own
orbital prediction or start listening about 10 minutes before  the
All dates and times listed follow International  Standard ISO 8601
date and
time format  YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS

The  complete schedule page has been updated as of 2017-12-13 09:00
Here you will find a listing of all scheduled school contacts, and
questions, other ISS related websites, IRLP and Echolink websites, and
instructions for any contact that may be streamed live.


Total  number of ARISS ISS to earth school events is 1199.
Each school counts as 1  event.
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is 1148.
Each contact may have multiple schools sharing the same time slot.
Total  number of ARISS supported terrestrial contacts is 47.

A complete year by  year breakdown of the contacts may be found in the

Please  feel free to contact me if more detailed statistics are


The  following US states and entities have never had an ARISS contact:
Arkansas,  Delaware, South Dakota, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam,
Marianas  Islands, and the Virgin  Islands.


QSL  information may be found at:


The  successful school list has been updated as of 2017-12-12 18:00


Frequency   chart for packet, voice, and crossband repeater modes
Doppler   correction  as of 2005-07-29 04:00  UTC

Listing  of ARISS related magazine articles as of 2006-07-10 03:30

Check  out the Zoho reports of the ARISS  contacts

Exp.  52 on orbit
Randy Bresnik
Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA
Sergey  Ryazanskiy

Exp. 53 on orbit
Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP
Alexander  Misurkin
Joe Acaba  KE5DAR

[ANS thanks Charlie Sufana AJ9N for the above information]


Special Membership Offer Continues for RadFxSat/AO-91 Launch

AO-91 is open to all and works great! Now is a good time to join
AMSAT and receive a free digital copy of "Getting Started with
Amateur Satellites"!

Visit https://www.amsat.org/product-category/amsat-membership/
and help AMSAT Keep Amateur Radio in Space.

AMSAT is making our "Getting Started With Amateur Satellites"
book available for a limited time as a download with any paid new
or renewal membership purchased via the AMSAT Store. This offer is
only available with purchases completed online, and for only a limited
time. A perennial favorite, Getting Started is updated every year
with the latest amateur satellite information, and is the premier
primer of satellite operation. The 182 page book is presented in PDF
format, in full color, and covers all aspects of making your first
contacts on a ham radio satellite.

Please take advantage of this offer today by visiting the AMSAT store
at https://www.amsat.org/shop/ and selecting any membership option.
While there, check out our other items, including the M2 LEOpack
antenna system, Arrow antennas, AMSAT shirts, and other swag.

Thank you, and see you soon on AO-91!

[ANS thanks Paul N8HM for the above information]


Donate to AMSAT Tax-Free From Your IRA

Are you over 70-1/2 years of age and need to meet your IRA's Required
Minimum Distribution for 2017? Consider making a donation to AMSAT!

Under the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, individuals
over 70-1/2 years of age may make direct transfers of up to $100,000
per year from a traditional IRA to an eligible charity without
increasing their taxable income. Consult your tax advisor or
accountant to make certain you are eligible.

AMSAT is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational and scientific
organization whose purpose is to design, construct, launch, and
satellites in space and to provide the support needed to encourage
amateurs to utilize these resources. AMSAT's federal tax ID is

[ANS thanks the AMSAT Board of Directors for the above information]


Satellite Activity From Azores Islands on Christmas

Pedro, CU2ZG says he will be active on satellites from grid square
HM58 on Christmas.

His equipment will include an Alaskan Arrow antenna, Yaesu FT-817ND,
Yaesu FT-857D, Kenwood  TS-2000 and a Wouxun KG-UV9DPlus. Most of
the operation will be done  using the TS-2000.

Expected operating days are December 23 and 24, plus December 25
during the afternoon/evening hours. Pedro says this will be a family
holiday and skeds will be accepted depending on his availability.
His exact location will be HM58qm, at the CU7BC QTH (check QRZ.com)
Watch his twitter account (@pdsousa) for updates.

[ANS thanks Pedro, CU2ZG for the above information]


December 20 Launch for HA-1 CubeSat with FM transponder and SSTV

The IARU has announced frequency coordination has been completed for
HA-1, a 2U CubeSat developed by the Teenagers Amateur Radio Center of
Activity in Huaian, China. HA-1 is planned for launch on December 20.

HA-1 will be mainly used for teenagers in Huaian to carry out
related with amateur radio and aerospace science education. The
is equipped with amateur radio repeater and SSTV(Slow Scan Television)
component, which is to validate still image transmission in narrowband
voice channel.

There is an SSTV beacon, which puts Date/Time/Location
erature etc on a SSTV picture. Amateurs worldwide can also use HA-1 to
test SSTV via the cubesat.

Uplink:    145.930 MHz FM
Downlink:  436.950 MHz FM
Telemetry: 437.350 MHz 9k6 BPSK

[ANS thanks the IARU for the above information]


Information for Requesting UT1FG/MM QSL Cards

John, K8YSE, posted a message on the amsat-bb on behalf of Yuri,
UT1FG/MM currently at sea aboard the MV Seahorse, "Yuri has asked
that anyone who has not received confirmations from this year and
previous year's operations to prepare logsheets so that he can mail
them out when he arrives in New Orleans."

John has posted an Excel Spreadsheet for you to enter your log data
plus an example of a completed log sheet at:

John's web page includes instructions to prepare your logsheet of
that Yuri can print, verify, sign and mail from one of his destination
ports. E-mail your logsheet to John at the address he lists in his
instructions. John will send an acknowledgement email when he receives
your request. This way you will know that Yuri will have your

Marinetraffic.com anticipates a December 15-16 arrival in New Orleans.
John requests you send your logsheet QSL request as soon as possible
so Yuri will have time to get them ready for mailing.

Yuri's current ship, Seahorse, is a relatively new ship and is wider
than previous vessels he has captained so it cannot go through the
locks in the Great Lakes. On this voyage he will be more restricted
as to possible destinations than he was last season.

John concluded, "Yuri has been very busy with his duties and has
had little time for anything else. He sends his regards to all."

[ANS thanks John Papay, K8YSE for the above information]

Two-Part Video Demonstration Working AO-91 from Down Under

Peter Parker, VK3YE, has published two excellent introduction to
amateur satellites videos. Note that some of the QSO customs shown
are a little different than the common practice in Europe and North
America, but the tips are still generally applicable.

Peter, VK3YE, describes his two-part video demonstration as,
"A new amateur satellite has just gone up and it's super easy to
work. You just need a pair of handhelds on 2m & 70cm FM.  Watch
this video to find out how to make contacts through AO91 with
equipment you probably already have."
Part 1:
Part 2:

[ANS thanks Peter Parker, VK3YE, and Paul Stoetzer, N8HM for
 the above information]


AMSAT Awards Update

We have a good list of recipients this time for the AMSAT Awards. This
will also be the last update for 2017. With the new satellites this
and a crop of new ones coming in 2018 there will be a lot of operating
going on.

AMSAT Satellite Communicators Award for making their first satellite
Perikles Monioudis, HB9IQB
Tae-Ryon Kim, DS5DNO
Lawrence Witker, KE8BHX
Adam Zabrowski, W8OOO
Robert Twigg, KE8GDD
Dan Howard, VA3MA


AMSAT Communications Achievement Award
Ed Poccia, KC2LM, #579


AMSAT Sexagesimal Award
Adrian Liggins, VA3NNA, $180
Mac Cody, AE5PH, #181


AMSAT Century Club Award
George Carr, WA5KBH, #53


AMSAT Robert W. Barbee Jr., W4AMI Award
Carlo Morandi, IK4JQQ, #93
Mac Cody, AE5PH, #94


Bruce Paige, KK5DO
AMSAT Director Contests and Awards

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


KG5CCI and F4DXV 7,634.775 km QSO Sets New Distance Record on FO-29

David Swanson, KG5CCI, and Jerome Lecuyer, F4DXV completed a
7,634.775 km QSO on December 12 via FO-29. This eclipses their
previous record on that satellite by 26.62 km and greatly
exceeds the theoretical maximum range of the satellite,
which is calculated at 7,502 km. Video of the QSO as recorded
by F4DXV can be viewed at:

[ANS thanks Paul Stoetzer, N8HM for the above information]


Satellite Shorts From All Over

+ Did you know you can help AMSAT by logging into your Amazon
   account using http://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-0888529 to designate
   AMSAT-NA as the organization of your choice. When shopping on-line
   you must use the URL http://smile.amazon.com  for AMSAT to receive
   the donation from your purchases.

+ 2017: FUNcube Status and New Developments - Wouter Weggelaar,
   PA3WEG walks us through the whole FUNcube family of spacecraft
   at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium in Milton Keynes,
   October 15th 2017. Watch on-line at:

+ While waiting for the next satellite pass have a listen at
   http://www.livemeteors.com/ to hear meteor pings as they
   happen. The pings are a bit more frequent during the popular
   meteor showers.

+ Hackaday posted an article showing how to build your own azimuth-
   elevation rotor: http://tinyurl.com/ANS-344-HackadayRotor
   (via Bernhard, VA6BMJ)

+ The 3Y0Z DXpedition Team on Bouvet Island is asking the amateur
   radio community to help with flying costs. See the details on
   the web: http://www.bouvetdx.org/news-and-updates/

+ European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZØJPA, is compiling
   TimeLapseADay videos and is sharing them on-line. These can be
   found on his playlist posted on YouTube:

+ The December 2017 issue of SatMagazine has been posted at:
   http://www.satmagazine.com/  Vytenis Buzas LY1ZY features in
   this issue, see pages 76-77.

+ Read about new analysis of the famous Hubble Deep Field images and
   watch a video scan across the Deep Field. Each of those blobs and
   dots is a galaxy. See: http://tinyurl.com/ANS-344-UniverseToday



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donors to AMSAT Project Funds, will be eligible to receive addi-
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Primary and secondary school students are eligible for membership
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Contact Martha at the AMSAT Office for additional student membership
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This week's ANS Editor,
Chris Bradley, AA5EM
aa5em at amsat dot org
Via the ANS mailing list courtesy of AMSAT-NA

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