[jamsat-news:3539] [ans] ANS-238 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

Joe Spier via ANS ans @ amsat.org
2018年 8月 27日 (月) 02:51:56 JST


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In this edition:

* AMSAT 2018 Symposium Second Call for Papers
* Reports Indicate ARISS Packet Module Operational Again
* AMSAT Board of Director Elections Corrected Ballots Due
   September 15, 2018
* JAMSAT NEXUS CubeSat Scheduled to Launch
* Upcoming Satellite Operations
* ARISS News
* Satellite Shorts From All Over

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AMSAT 2018 Symposium Second Call for Papers

AMSAT has issued the second call for papers for the 2018 AMSAT-NA
Annual Meeting and Space Symposium to be held at the US Space and
Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL on the weekend of November 2-4.
Proposals for papers, symposium presentations, and poster
presentations are invited on any topic of interest to the amateur
satellite community. Prospects should send a tentative title of their
presentation as soon as possible. The final copy must be submitted
by October 15th for inclusion in the printed proceedings. Abstracts
and papers should be sent to Dan Schultz at n8fgv at amsat.org

[ANS thanks Dan Schultz, N8FGV for the above information.]


Reports Indicate ARISS Packet Module Operational Again
After engaging several sources, it appears ISS packet is currently
working again at 145.825 MHz. No replacement gear has been
delivered to the ISS yet, so we are still working with the current
equipment. We may still experience off times until the current
equipment is replaced. A replacement module is expected to fly to
the International Space Station on a Progress 71 resupply mission in

ARISS will continue to update you as reports are received.

[ANS thanks Dave Jordan, AA4KN, ARISS for the above information.]


AMSAT Board of Director Elections Corrected Ballots Due
September 15, 2018

Corrected ballots were mailed and members should have received them.
The new ballots, labeled "CORRECTED BALLOT 7/20/2018" are  printed
on yellow-colored cardstock.

Using the Yellow Ballots, please vote for no more than three of the
2018 candidates:

Tom Clark, K3IO
Mark Hammond, N8MH
Scott Harvey, KA7FVV
Bruce Paige, KK5DO
Peter Portanova, W2JV

Candidate biographies can be viewed at:

The Directors positions will go to the three candidates receiving
the highest number of votes. In addition, there will be two alternate
members chosen, based on the next highest number of votes received.

Ballots must be received at the AMSAT office by September 15, 2018
in order to be counted. Those sent outside North America were sent
via air mail. If you have not received your ballot package in a
reasonable time for your location, please contact the AMSAT office.
Completed ballots should be returned as promptly as possible, and
those from outside North America preferably by air mail.

[ANS thanks AMSAT-NA for the above information.]


JAMSAT NEXUS CubeSat Scheduled to Launch

The Japan AMSAT Association (JAMSAT) and students at the Nippon
University are jointly developing a CubeSat called NEXUS which will have
a 145 to 435 MHz (Mode-J) transponder and a 38 kbps data downlink.

Nippon University students have previously developed the SEEDS and
SPROUT satellites. NEXUS is an achronym of “Next Education X (cross)
Unique Satellite”, it will be 1U CubeSat with a mass of between 1 and
1.5 kg.

The NEXUS team hope to:
+ Provide amateur radio communications via the 145/435 MHz
transponder and SSTV
+ Download pictures from the 640×480 pixel camera
+ Operate the data downlink at 38400 bps QPSK
+ Compare the performance of the data downlink when using AFSK,
GMSK and QPSK modes

A launch opportunity has been identified by the end of this year or early
next year by Epsilon rocket.

NEXUS website in Google English


JAMSAT in Google English

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


Upcoming Satellite Operations as of 8/24/2018

+ Svalbard (JQ78tf) – August 20-23 and 27-30, 2018

Raffaello, OH8FKS, will be operating from Svalbard August 20-23 and
27-30, using the callsign JW/OH8FKS/P.  He will be active in the evening
starting from approximately 1900z on FM and SSB satellites. Raffaello
is operating 1/2 duplex, using an FT-817 and Arrow II.  Look for him on
M satellites AO-91/AO-92/AO-85/SO-50 and SSB FO-29/AO-7/XW-n.  On
SSB satellites, Raffaello will be operating on a fixed uplink frequency
10 KHz above center.  QSL information available on QRZ.
Geneva Switzerland – August 20-29, 2018

+ Brennan, N4QX, will be visiting Geneva Switzerland August 19-29,
operating under the call HB9/N4QX.  This will be a holiday style, FM
only trip.  Specific pass and grid activations will be posted on his
Twitter page, publicly viewable at

+ North Edwards, CA (DM15) – August 25-31, 2018

David, AD7DB, will be in DM15 Saturday, August 25th.  This will be an
FM only activation. Planned passes are : AO85 1758z; AO92 1835z;
AO91 1923z; AO85 1939z.  Contacts will be logged to LOTW, or card
QSL with your’s and SASE.  Keep an eye on David’s Twitter page for
updates, publicly viewable at

+ Lawrence, KS (EM28, EM29) – August 26-28, 2018

Greg, N4KGL, will be in activating the EM28/EM29 gridline, while in
Lawrence Kansas. More specific plans are forthcoming.

+ Kansas QSO Party (DM97) – August 26

Ron will be participating in the Kansas QSO Party from DM97.
Updates will be posted on Twitter, publicly viewable at

+ Eastern Sierra (DM07, DM08) – August 27, August 31, and
September 1, 2018

I will be in the Eastern Sierra next week working from DM-07. I plan
to work AO-85, AO-91 & AO-92 passes on 8/27 at 11:55 10:59 &
13:12 PDT respectively. I also plan to work the same satellites from
the DM-07/08 line on 8/31 at 10:39, 13:25 and 10:50 respectively.
Then again on Saturday 9/1 from the same location for the late
morning/afternoon passes. However, if the fish are biting, I will most
likely be holding my fishing pole instead of my antenna pole!
Hope to catch some of you on the birds. -73, Bob, N6REK

+ DM56, DM57, DM58, DM59 – September 1-3, 2018

Ron, AD0DX, is heading out again.  This time, he will be operating in
DM56, DM57, DM58, and DM59.  Updates will be posted on Twitter,
publicly viewable at

Please submit any additions or corrections to ke4al (at) yahoo.com
Updated August 24, 2018

[ANS thanks Robert, KE4AL for the above information.]



+ Shri Timli Vidyapeet, Devikhet, India, telebridge via ON4ISS
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is Ricky Arnold KE5DAU
Contact is a go for: Mon 2018-08-27 08:06:33 UTC 88 deg via ON4ISS

+ Kopernik Observatory & Science Center, Vestal, NY, direct via K2ZRO
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT
Contact is a go for: Tue 2018-08-28 16:41:36 UTC 88 deg

+ Integrierte Gesamtschule Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Osterholz – Scharmbeck,
Germany and Gymnasium Soltau, Soltau, Germany, direct via DN3HB and
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be DPØISS
The scheduled astronaut is Alexander Gerst KF5ONO
Contact is a go for: Sat 2018-09-01 08:36:33 UTC 32 deg

[ANS thanks Charles Sufana, AJ9N for the above information.]


Satellite Shorts From All Over

+ There will be an AMSAT village at EMFcamp. The Electromagnetic
Field event takes place at Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire
Aug 31-Sept 2. Electromagnetic Field (EMF) is a non-profit UK
camping festival for those with an inquisitive mind or an interest in
making things: hackers, geeks, scientists, engineers, artists, and

[ANS thanks AMSAT-UK for the above information.]

+ The FCC has issued call sign WJ2XLT to LeoLabs for satellite and
space debris tracking from Menlo Park CA at 2.9-3 GHz with a
transmission power of 2,500,000 W. The licensee requested that
details be withheld from the public for 10 years.

[ANS thanks Experimental Radio Service for the above information.]

+ Chinese state missile maker CASIC and its commercial space
subsidiary Expace is preparing to launch its Kuaizhou-1A (Y8) solid
rocket before the end of September, carrying the Centispace-1-1S
test satellite into 700 km SSO.

This mission will be additional to the approximately 35 being
planned by main space contractor CASC for 2018.This means that
together with CASC, emerging players like Expace, Landspace and
potentially OneSpace, there could be around 40 Chinese launches
in 2018.

[ANS thanks AMSAT-UK and Andrew Jones for the above information.]



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

73 and Remember to help keep Amateur Radio in space,
For EMike, AA8EM
This week's Contributing ANS Editor,
Joe Spier, K6WAO
k6wao at amsat dot org

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