[jamsat-news:3519] [ans] ANS-185 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

Chris Bradley (AA0CB) via ANS ans @ amsat.org
2018年 7月 2日 (月) 09:39:44 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:

* Digital Communications Conference (DCC) Call for Papers
* Invitation to the 2018 NASA AAQ Workshop - September 7, 2018
* China Microsatellite Symposium 2018
* K4R Dry Tortugas EL84 Roving Trip on Schedule for July 6
* Upcoming ARISS contacts
* AMSAT Rover Award Updates
* VUCC Awards-Endorsements for June 2018
* WMPLOTA 7/2 EN74 EN75 EN84 EN85 Rove
* AMSAT-NA President to attend AMSAT-UK Colloquium 2018
* AMSAT BOD Nominees
* Satellite Shorts

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AMSAT News Service Bulletin 182.01
DATE JULY 1, 2018
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Digital Communications Conference (DCC) Call for Papers

Technical papers are solicited for presentation at the ARRL and TAPR
Digital Communications Conference (DCC) and publication in the
Conference Proceedings. Annual conference proceedings are published
by the ARRL. Presentation at the conference is not required for
publication. Submission of papers are due by July 31st, 2018 and
be submitted to

Maty Weinberg, ARRL
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111
or via the Internet to
maty at arrl.org

The ARRL and TAPR DCC is an international forum for radio amateurs
to meet, publish their work, and present new ideas and techniques.
This year, the DCC is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 14-
16. Presenters and attendees will have the opportunity to exchange
ideas and learn about recent hardware and software advances, theories,
experimental results, and practical applications. Topics include,
but are
not limited to:

• Software Defined Radio (SDR)
• Digital voice (D-Star, P25, WinDRM, FDMDV, DRMDV, G4GUO)
• Digital satellite communications
• Global position system
• Precise Timing
• Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS)
• Short messaging (a mode of APRS)
• Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
• HF digital modes
• Internet interoperability with Amateur Radio networks
• Spread spectrum
• IEEE 802.11 and other Part 15 license-exempt systems adaptable for
    A mateur Radio
• Using TCP/IP networking over Amateur Radio
• Mesh and peer to peer wireless networking
• Emergency and Homeland Defense backup digital communications in
    Amateur Radio
• Updates on AX.25 and other wireless networking protocols
• Topics that advanced the Amateur Radio art

Go to https://tinyurl.com/y7wgm6vh to view the guidelines for paper

[ANS thanks the TAPR PSR for the above information]


Invitation to the 2018 NASA AAQ Workshop - September 7, 2018

You are invited to participate in the 2018 NASA Academy of Aerospace
{AAQ) Workshop.  This event will take place at Glenn Research Center
Cleveland, Ohio on Friday, September 7 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The
targets academics (faculty, researchers, students) involved with
activities such as cube sat, small sat, high altitude balloon,
rocket and
more.  It is also designed for those wishing to be involved with
NASA space
related projects.  The event will feature speakers and a poster

Travel stipends from NASA are available to attendees on a limited
basis and
will favor those giving a presentation or poster.  There is no
charge for attending the event but registration in advance is

Please register at the link below by July 31.


The NASA Academy of Aerospace Quality is an open access virtual
academy of
educational modules, lessons learned, standards, case studies and more
related to quality assurance for space related projects, especially
from academic based teams.  The website is:


Links to the agenda and materials from previous NASA AAQ Workshops
can be
found at the link below:


[ANS thanks Alice Smith and Jeff Smith for the above information]


China Microsatellite Symposium 2018

The China Microsatellite Symposium(CMS2018), (www.microsatsymp.com)
be held
at Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an China on 18th - 20th
2018. The symposium includes keynote presentations and several
will focus on the design experience, scientific missions, launch
and all new technologies about microsatellites. In addition, another
session, International CubeSat and Mission Contest will be held on
2018, after which a free launch opportunity of 3U CubeSat or 1U
will be awarded to the winner of the first prize. Participants can get
information and submit the works through the official website of our

The submission deadlines for the abstract of CMS2018 and work of
are both August 31, 2018. You could submit abstract and get
on the
website www.microsatsymp.com

Along with the symposium, there will also be a related exhibition,
during which
you can find the updated progress of CubeSat, launchers and other
technology. For exhibitors, you could also get information about
on the

The event is supported by China National Space Administration,
Astronautical Federation, Chinese Society of Astronautics and Chinese
of Command and Control.

If you have any questions, please contact service at microsatsymp.com.

[ANS thanks Ray Nugent for the above information]


K4R Dry Tortugas EL84 Roving Trip on Schedule for July 6

Robert KE4AL, Rich N4ESS, and Matthew, NJ4Y will be arriving on
Garden Key, EL84np in the Dry Tortugas mid-day on Friday July 6,
staying all day Saturday, and then leaving Sunday morning July 8.

The team will be using the callsign K4R, and all logs will be
uploaded to LOTW after the trip. Paper cards will be available on
request via NJ4Y.  They will also be able to tweet via a satellite
messenger from the island, to our public twitter account at

The K4R QRZ page is up to date with our info, as well as k4r2018.com.
Their goal is to work anyone within ~7500km who needs EL84 on satel-
lites. Check out the pass listing link at the above web pages and
let them know if you have a special schedule request from the outer
reaches of our range, especially in EU and South America.

[ANS thanks Matthew, NJ4Y for the above information]



Pearl Technology STEM Academy, Peoria Heights, IL, direct via W9DWJ

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

The scheduled astronaut is Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT

Contact is a go for: Mon 2018-07-02 15:35:42 UTC

Kardinal-Frings-Gymnasium, Bonn, Germany, direct via DLØIL

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be DPØISS

The scheduled astronaut is Alexander Gerst KF5ONO

Contact is a go for: Tue 2018-07-03 08:32:16 UTC

ARISS is always glad to receive listener reports for the above
contacts.  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 129

Gaston ON4WF with 123

Sergey RV3DR with 103
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
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 2018-06-28 19:30
Here you will find a listing of all scheduled school contacts, and
questions, other ISS related websites, IRLP and Echolink websites,
instructions for any contact that may be streamed live.



Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school events is 1234.
Each school counts as 1 event.
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is 11821.
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 needed.

The following US states and entities have never had an ARISS contact:
Delaware, South Dakota, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern
Marianas Islands, and the Virgin Islands.
QSL information may be found at:

The successful school list has been updated as of 2018-06-28 19:30


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 UTC.
Check out the Zoho reports of the ARISS contacts

Exp. 55 on orbit

Drew Feustel

Oleg Artemyev

Ricky Arnold KE5DAU

Exp. 56 on orbit

Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT

Alexander Gerst KF5ONO

Sergei Propopev

[ANS thanks Charlie Sufana, AJ9N for the above information]


AMSAT Rover Award Updates

AMSAT Director of Contests and Awards, Bruce Paige, KK5DO, says that
congratulations are in order for the newest Rover Award operators,
Chris, AA8CH, for earning award #024; and, Robert, WY7AA for earning
Award #025.

The AMSAT Rover award is granted to stations who achieve a combined
25 points using any combination of a list of achievements during
their roving operations via amateur radio satellites. All of these
combinations, including instructions of how to apply are posted at:
https://www.amsat.org/amsat-rover-award/ - or from the main page -
www.amsat.org --> Services --> Awards --> AMSAT Rover Award

Examples of the point scoring include (access the Awards web page
for details of multiplier points, etc.):

+ 1 point for each grid square activated outside your home grid square
    using a single-channel FM satellite transponder
+ 2 points for each grid square activated outside your home grid square
    using a linear (SSB/CW) satellite transponder.
+ 3 points for each grid square activated outside your home grid square
    using a digital mode satellite transponder.
+ 1 additional point for added to each grid square score for activating
    a state, province, or DX entity outside your home entities
+ 5 points for for advertising your grid operation using an open and
    public social media account, tagging @amsat or #amsat at least
        24 hours in advance of the activation.
+ 5 points for photographing your grid operation and posting them
    afterwards using an open and public social media account, tagging @amsat
or #amsat.
+ 10 points for activating a grid square while operating Maritime Mobile.
+ 15 points for 15 points for documenting your grid activation in an
     article published in the AMSAT Journal.

AMSAT Rover Award winners to date include the following stations:

Rover      Call              Date Issued
=====      ============      ===========
001        AC0RA             02 Jan 2018
002        WD9EWK            05 Jan 2018
003        NJ4Y              08 Jan 2018
004        M0IDA             09 Jan 2018
005        KG5GJT            12 Jan 2018
006        EB1AO             18 Jan 2018
007        N7AGF             22 Jan 2018
008        N4YHC             29 Jan 2018
009        W0S               07 Feb 2018
010        KE0PBR            08 Feb 2018
011        K5IX              18 Feb 2018
012        AK4WQ             23 Feb 2018
013        WI7P              25 Feb 2018
014        K5ND              09 Mar 2018
015        N6UA              12 Mar 2018
016        N9IP              16 Mar 2018
017        N4UFO             04 Apr 2018
018        K7TAB             27 Apr 2018
019        K8BL              10 May 2018
020        AD0DX             16 May 2018
021        HB9WDF            28 May 2018
022        KE4AL             28 May 2018
023        KE9AJ             30 May 2018
024        AA8CH             27 Jun 2018
025        WY7AA             29 Jun 2018

[ANS thanks AMSAT Director of Contests and Awards, Bruce Paige, KK5DO
 for the above information]

WMPLOTA 7/2 EN74 EN75 EN84 EN85 Rove

Objects      AOS (U) LOS Period
1. EN74 WM1432 Cadillac
 XW-2D        00:01 00:09
 XW-2F        00:05 00:13
 SO-50        00:12 00:25

2. EN74 WM2014 Houghton Lake
 SO-50        01:54 02:03   (*Low Pass Attempt)
 AO-92        02:03 02:13
 AO-73        02:32 02:38   (*Low Pass Attempt)
 Falconsat-3  02:43 02:53
 FO-29        02:45 02:55   (*Low Pass Attempt)
 AO-85        02:59 03:06   (*Low Pass Attempt)
 AO-92        03:37 03:46

3. EN74 WM5159 West Branch
 XW-2B        11:57 12:07
 AO-07        12:06 12:22

4. EN84 WM5376 Tawas
 XW-2B        13:33 13:39   (*Low Pass Attempt)
 AO-07        14:01 14:04   (*Low Pass Attempt)
 XW-2A        14:13 14:22
 AO-73        14:15 14:26
 SO-50        14:27 14:38
 AO-92        15:05 15:14

5. EN85 WM2358 Alpena
 AO-92        16:39 16:47
 AO-91        17:16 17:30

6. EN75 WM1542 Gaylord
 AO-91        18:52 19:06
 AO-07        19:19 19:39

7. EN75 WM2417 Petosky
 XW-2C        21:49 21:58
 XW-2D        22:12 22:22
 XW-2F        22:15 22:25
 AO-85        22:15 22:28

8. EN75 WM2100 Cheboygan
 XW-2C        23:22 23:32
 AO-73        23:35 23:45
 XW-2D        23:47 23:56
 XW-2F        23:50 23:59
 AO-85        23:57 00:08

7/3/18 EN75 Holiday Style Maybe

Wish me luck on my first real rove, all stops are in a new VUCC
please work me if there is room. Manual tuning on linear birds,
please be

[ANS thanks Andrew, KE8FZT for the above information]


VUCC Awards-Endorsements for June 2018

Here are the endorsements and new VUCC Satellite
Awards issued by the ARRL for the period June 1, 2018
through July 1, 2018.
Congratulations to all those who made the list this month!

CALL       01 Jun   01 Jul

N8HM         1054   1068
AA5PK        1011   1042
N9IP          609    618
XE1AO         584    598
WD9EWK        441    450
AA9LC         299    416
AF5CC         314    338
VA3NNA        179    300
KC9ELU        220    229
W7JSD         189    215
G0ABI         200    206
KE8FZT        175    200
PT2AP         172    200
PS8ET         157    180
KE0PBR        New    122
W3ARD         New    119
N3ROY         New    102
AD0DX         New    101
W5PFG (DM95)  New    100
W5PFG (EM12)  New    100

If you find errors or omissions. please contact me off-list
at <mycall>@<mycall>.com
and I'll revise the announcement.

This list was developed by comparing the ARRL .pdf
listings for June 1, 2018 and July 1, 2018. It's a visual
comparison so omissions are possible.  Apologies if your
call was not mentioned.  Thanks to all those who are
roving to grids that are rarely on the birds.  They are
doing most of the work!

[ANS thanks Ron, W5RKN for the above information]


AMSAT-NA President to attend AMSAT-UK Colloquium 2018

AMSAT-UK is very happy to announce that the dates of the next
AMSAT-UK Colloquium will be October 13-14, 2018.

The AMSAT-UK Colloquium, incorporated into the RSGB Convention,
will take place  at the Kents Hill Park Conference Centre,
Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ.

The AMSAT-UK Committee are pleased to announce that Joe Spier,
K6WAO will be presenting a paper entitled '50 Years of AMSAT and

AMSAT-UK invites speakers, to cover topics about Amateur satellites,
CubeSats, Nanosats, Space, High Altitude Balloons and associated
activities, for this event. Those wishing to speak should contact
Dave, G4DPZ, dave at g4dpz dot me dot uk

AMSAT-UK Colloquium web page:

The schedule will be at

[ANS thanks AMSAT-UK for the above information]


FP/KV1J 3 - 17 July 2018 GN17 Includes Satellite Operation

Eric,  KV1J will be active on the Sats from the French island of
from 3 July through 17 July as FP/KV1J. This will be his 12th trip
to the
island. He mostly operate the low bands and 6 meters. When the WX is
he will try to get outside and work the linear birds. Occasionally,
he plans
to also be on the FM birds using a pair of FT-817s and an Arrow

Most of the time he will be grid GN17. If he is on the main island
of St
Pierre or if he can borrow a car a drive to Langlade, he will be
GN16. The
island has limited internet. His email is kv1j (at) arrl.net

More information at: http://www.kv1j.com/fp/July18.html

[ANS thanks Eric  KV1J / FP/KV1J for the above information and
wishes him
success on his trip]


AMSAT BOD Nominees

The 2018 candidates, in alphabetical order by last name are:

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

This year AMSAT-NA will be electing three voting members of the Board
of Directors. These will go to the three candidates receiving the
highest number of votes. In addition, there will be two alternates
chosen, based on the next highest number of votes received.

Ballots will be mailed to the AMSAT-NA membership by July 15, 2018 and
must be received at the AMSAT office by September 15, 2018 in order to
be counted. Those sent outside North America will go by 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.

Election of Board members is both an obligation as well as an
opportunity by our membership to help shape the future direction of
AMSAT. Please take the time to review the candidate statements that
will accompany the ballot and determine who you wish to see on the
Board. You have the option to vote for up to three candidates.

[ANS thanks Clayton, W5PFG for the above information and wishes him
success on his trip]


Satellite Shorts

+  Stations in the USA mid-west and Canada will have the opportunity
to hear the ISS on 145.800 MHz for a school contact with the Pearl
Technology STEM Academy, Peoria Heights, IL. This will be a direct
contact between NA1SS and W9DWJ. The scheduled astronaut is Serena
Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT. The contact is planned for: Mon 2018-07-02
at 15:35:42 UTC. (via ARISS)

+  AMSAT has discovered a pagination problem from printer error in the
May/June issue of the AMSAT Journal. Please take a look at the issue
just received and, if you see any missing or duplicate pages, let
know ASAP at the AMSAT office at martha @ amsat.org.

+  Congrats to Sean Kutzko, KX9X, on winning the June QST Cover
Plaque for his article "Get on the Satellites for ARRL Field

The article has been reprinted on the AMSAT website with the
ARRL's permission. Although Field Day is over for an another
Year Sean's article gives good operating tips for every pass.
Check it out!



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,
Chris Bradley, AA0CB
aa0cb at amsat dot org
Via the ANS mailing list courtesy of AMSAT-NA

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