[jamsat-news:3568] [ans] AMS-322 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

Frank Karnauskas via ANS ans @ amsat.org
2018年 11月 18日 (日) 09:53:47 JST


The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and 
information 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 satellites.

The news feed on http://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:

* Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express Launch Delayed
* Fox-1Cliff...The Essentials
* After the Fox-1Cliff Launch - Your Help is Needed!
* Score a FREE book with the Fox-1Cliff Membership Drive!
* SatPC32 Data for Fox-1Cliff and Co-Passenger Launch
* Spaceflight’s SSO-A...An Amateur Radio Satellite Bonanza
* JY1SAT launch information & Dashboard Software
* Congratulations to AMSAT-DL for Successful Es'Hail-2 Launch
* Es'hail-2 / P4-A Positioning and IOT Phase Started
* Open Source Cubesat Workshop 2018 Videos Posted
* Updates to AMSAT 2-Line Keplerian Elements Distribution
* IARU Coordinates DIWATA 2B Frequencies
* Japanese Ten-Koh Satellite Launched
* Upcoming Satellite Operations
* ARISS News
* Satellite Shorts from All Over

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AMSAT News Service Bulletin 322.01
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Spaceflight SSO-A SmallSat Express Launch Delayed

The following tweet was posted on @SpaceX on Twitter
Saturday afternoon:

"Standing down from Monday’s launch attempt of Spaceflight SSO-A: 
SmallSat Express to conduct additional pre-flight inspections. 
Once complete, we will confirm a new launch date."

Follow AMSAT Facebook, Twitter, ANS and AMSAT-BB for launch 
schedule updates.

[ANS thanks Spaceflight for the above information.]


Fox-1Cliff...The Essentials

In case you missed the news, this is what you need to know about the 
upcoming launch of Fox-1Cliff.

Uplink: 435.300 MHz FM voice (67.0 Hz CTCSS tone) / 
1267.300 MHz FM voice (67.0 Hz CTCSS tone)
Downlink: 145.920 MHz FM voice; AFSK digital data up to 9600 bps
Transmit power: 600 mW nominal

Because only one uplink frequency can be active at a time, the use of 
the Mode-L uplink will be limited to experimental periods announced 
in advance.

Fox-1Cliff carries the flight spare of the AO-85 Vanderbilt
Low Energy Proton (LEP) radiation experiment, and the standard Fox-1 
Penn State University–Erie gyroscope experiment. Virginia Tech 
provided a VGA camera which is the same as AO-92 but will provide 
images at a higher 640 x 480 resolution. These non-SSTV images will 
be decoded in the FoxTelem software. Spaceflight Mission Managers 
and the two CubeSat teams performing integration.

Fox-1Cliff, unlike the other three Fox-1 FM spacecraft, does not have 
an active AFC on the uplinks. Fox-1Cliff’s Subaudible Telemetry 
(low-speed telemetry) will be the same  as for AO-85, AO-91, and 
AO-92. It will be supported by the same FoxTelem software already 

As with AO-92, a high-speed mode will be used to support the 
Virginia Tech VGA camera experiment.

This mode will be active for 40 minutes by ground command before 
reverting to standard U/v transponder voice operation.

Fox-1Cliff is named in honor of long-time AMSAT member, contributor 
and benefactor Cliff Buttschardt, K7RR (SK), who passed away in 
2016. Cliff’s contributions to AMSAT and other amateur satellite 
programs, including serving as an adviser during the initial 
development of the CubeSat specification at California Polytechnic 
State University, earned him the Lifetime Achievement Award from 
Project OSCAR in 2006.

[ANS thanks AMSAT for the above information.]


After the Fox-1Cliff Launch - Your Help is Needed!

Following the successful launch and deployment of Fox-1Cliff, all
amateur radio satellite enthusiasts can play an important part in the
commissioning of the new satellite. Telemetry helps us tremendously,
starting ASAP after startup (~59 minutes after deployment*) and for
the next 72-96 hours at least (for the life of the satellite is
preferred!) as we look for successful startup, watch the general
health and function as the satellite begins to acclimate to space,
and start to perform the on orbit checkout. The first station to
successfully receive and submit telemetry to the AMSAT server will
receive a special 3D printed QSL card acknowledging their

If you are capturing telemetry with FoxTelem, please be sure that
"Upload to Server" is checked in your settings and your Ground
Station Params are filled in as well. You can help AMSAT and everyone
waiting to get on the air with Fox-1Cliff tremendously, by capturing
Fox-1Cliff telemetry.

In the initial Safe Mode after startup, which we actually call Beacon
Mode, the transmitter is limited to 10 seconds on time then does the
two minutes off cycle. For those of you capturing telemetry, that
means that you will only see Current frames and no High or Low frames
because the High and Low are truncated as it takes just over 10
seconds to send two frames. You will hear Veronica announcing
"Fox-1Cliff Safe Mode" while in Beacon Mode.

We will likely leave the satellite in Beacon Mode for 24 hours to
observe power telemetry. If we are seeing good readings from what you
gather, when it comes over the U.S. for the first good pass after
that holding period we will command it from Beacon Mode to normal
Safe Mode. That puts Fox-1Cliff in full (still Safe Mode though)
operation and transmits a full two frames of telemetry which is one
Current frame followed by, and alternating each ID cycle, a High or a
Low frame.

We will begin the rest of the in orbit checklist activities at that
time, and it is expected to take 7 to 10 days given the Thanksgiving

Help your friends and all of our satellite ham friends get on the air
and have fun sooner by being polite and patient!

The in orbit checkout procedure is similar to Fox-1D and could be
completed in as little as 7 days if we have the cooperation of the
users. It is very important, not to mention just plain good Amateur
Operating Practice, to refrain from using the transponder uplink so
we can do the on orbit tests, including when we turn on transponder
mode for testing. I cannot stress enough, the importance of this
cooperation not just for us but also for all users, simply having a
little patience so we can conduct the tests as quickly and accurately
as possible.

AMSAT will make it broadly known when the tests are complete and the
transponder is available for all to use. If you hear someone on the
transponder, please do not assume that it is open for general use -
check our website, Facebook, Twitter, to be sure you are not
accidentally jumping in with and unwittingly causing interference as

Many hams put thousands of volunteer hours of their time into making
Fox-1Cliff happen. Just like any ham radio project you might
undertake, we build satellites. We do it because we like to, and when
we are done, we freely share our project with hams everywhere as is
the spirit of amateur radio. I have to say though, that the incidents
we have experienced in the past with stations intentionally
disregarding the command stations requests to keep the frequency
clear during testing not only delays the commissioning, but also
negatively impacts the enthusiasm that our volunteers feel toward
handing over a new bird to the members and users as soon as possible.

I am asking all satellite hams to contribute just a little bit of
your time to the fun now, by being patient and just gathering
telemetry, not using the transponder uplink, and helping us complete
the last few days of getting Fox-1Cliff in orbit and operating for
all of you.

Thank you very much, see you on the bird!

[ANS thanks Jerry Buxton, N0JY, AMSAT VP Engineering for the above 


Score a FREE book with the Fox-1Cliff Membership Drive!

Excitement is building for the upcoming launch of Fox-1Cliff! So, 
AMSAT is making the "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 186 page 
book is presented in PDF format, in full color, and covers all 
aspects of making one's 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 AMSAT's other items, including the M2 LEOpack
antenna system, Arrow antennas, AMSAT shirts, and other swag. Be sure
to view your cart before going to checkout. If you add a membership
and then go directly to checkout, you'll never see an option to add
your free gift.

(IDEA: Are you a satellite "old timer" but have a friend who is 
just getting started or thinking about getting started in Amateur 
Radio satellites? Help AMSAT and your friend by getting the book 
and giving it as a gift.)

[ANS thanks the AMSAT Store for the above information.]


SatPC32 Data for Fox-1Cliff and Co-Passenger Launch Available

With the imminent SpaceX launch and quite a few 
transponder payloads, Peter Goodhall, 2M0SQL, has put together what 
he hope is the needed additional lines for SatPC32.  PCSAT32 must be 
updated with data for new satellites as they are launched.

Copy and paste the following lines into the "Doppler.SQF" folder:
FOX1-Cliff,435300.0,145920.0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,FM U/V
FOX1-Cliff,1267300.0,145920.0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,FM L/V
ESEO,1263500.0,145895.0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,FM L/V
K2SAT,145980.0,435835.0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,FM V/U
ExseedSat,435340.0,145900.0,FM,FM,NOR,0,0,FM U/V
JY1SAT,435110.0,1459865.0,USB,LSB,REV,0,0,CW/SSB Transponder
Copy and paste the following lines into the "Subtone.SQF" folder:

These folders are accessible from "?/Auxiliary Files" on the 
SATPC32 Menu bar.  When you paste these lines into the files, do not 
create  any blank lines in the list.  Hints on how to update these 
files are included at the end of each file.

For further information on updating PCSAT32 or other 
tracking programs, refer to the AMSAT-UK web page:

You can also refer to the article, "Basics of How to Use SatPC32"
pictures and screenshots, by Rolf Krogstaad, NR0T in the 
March/April 2018 AMSAT Journal.

[ANS thanks Peter 2M0SQL for the above information.]


Spaceflight’s SSO-A...An Amateur Radio Satellite Bonanza

SpaceX Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base has no fewer than 
seventeen Amateur Radio satellite payloads.  A list of the known 
Amateur Radio missions, websites and their downlink frequencies is 
as  follows:

CSIM http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=585A
Downlink 437.250 MHz

ESEO http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=82
Downlink on 437.00MHz and a transponder Uplink on 1263.500MHz
have been coordinated. A revised downlink frequency of 145.895 MHz 
has been coordinated for FM voice and 1k2/4k8 BPSK telemetry. The 
ESA has released a video of the satellite's development:

Exseed http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=636
Downlink 145.900 MHz for FM repeater 67 Hz and digipeater downlink 
and for telemetry and 435.340 MHz for repeater and digipeater uplink

Fox 1C (Fox 1Cliff) 
Downlink 145.920 MHz for FM voice and  DUV data and Uplinks 
on 435.300 and 1267.300 MHz

Downlink 145.840 MHz and transponder downlink passband on
145.855-145.875 MHz with an inverting uplink on 435.100 – 435.120 MHz

K2SAT http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/admin/update.php?serial=552
Downlink TLM beacon 435.835 MHz, FM Repeater 436.225 MHz
Data 2404.000 MHz. FM Repeater Uplink 145.980 MHz

Downlink 435.635 MHz

Downlink 437.450 MHz

ITASAT http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=435
Downlink 145.860 MHz and 2400.150 MHz

Downlink 437.250 MHz

MOVE-2 http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=487
To avoid a frequency clash with another mission, a revised downlink 
frequency of 145.950 MHz has been coordinated for 9k6 BPSK

Downlink 435.275 MHz

RANGE A &B http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/admin/update.php?serial=497
Downlink 437.150 MHz (A) and 437.475 MHz (B)

SNUGLITE http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/admin/update.php?serial=529
Downlink 437.275 MHz has been coordinated

SNUSAT-2 http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/admin/update.php?serial=509
Downlink 437.625 MHz and 2402 MHz

SUOMI-100 http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/admin/update.php?serial=507
Downlink 437.775 MHz and 2410 MHz

Downlink 437.425 MHz

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


JY1SAT launch information & Dashboard Software

JY1Sat is an enhanced 1U FUNcube. It has been developed for the Crown 
Prince Foundation in Jordan. The spacecraft has been named in honour 
of the Crown Prince's grandfather, King Hussein, who operated using 
his personal amateur radio callsign which was simply JY1.

In addition to the usual suite of FUNcube capabilities it will also 
be capable of downlinking images in SSDV format. This image format, 
developed by Phil Heron, MI0VIM, for use in High Altitude Balloons, 
is now also being used from lunar orbit by AO-94.

The telemetry downlink frequency is 145.840 MHz, this will use the 
usual FUNcube standard 1k2 BPSK format. For the linear transponder 
the frequencies will be downlink 145.855-145.875 MHz and uplink on 
435.100-435.120 MHz. The transponder is inverting so LSB should be 
used on the uplink.

A new Dashboard has been developed for this mission and is available 
for download here: 

This will operate in exactly the same manner as those developed for 
previous missions and general set-up information can be downloaded 

A brand new Data Warehouse has also been created. This can be used 
to view the telemetry from ALL of the FUNcube missions. This can be 
viewed here http://data2.amsat-uk.org

This mission will be one of the payloads on the Spaceflight SSO-A 
mission to be launched from the Vandenberg Air Force base in 
California. This launch is expected to have more than sixty other 

The deployment time for JY1SAT has been advised as 4 hours 
31 minutes and 54.5 seconds after launch. The start-up mode, as 
usual, is low power telemetry only and we will be really looking 
forward to receiving reports and telemetry. So please, either 
upload the data from the Dashboard to the Warehouse in the usual 
way, or send a quick email to: 
operations @ funcube.org.uk

[ANS thanks AMSAT-UK for the above information]


Congratulations to AMSAT-DL for Successful Es'Hail-2 Launch

The Es'hail-2 satellite with AMSAT-DL's Phase-4A transponder was
launched successfully on Thursday, November 15 from Launch 
Complex  39A (LC-39A) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 

AMSAT President, Joe Spier, K6WAO said, "I applaud the Qatar 
Amateur Radio Society (QARS) and AMSAT-DL’s achievement, the 
result of six years of work. To be a first at something in space is 
indeed a rare, rare honor. It is this type of honor that AMSATs 
around the world work on every day.”

A replay of the launch and deployment is available on-line:

AMSAT-DL describes their commissioning procedures at:

Phase-4A operating frequencies and modes are documented at:

The satellite has a two bandwidth segments, a 250 kHz narrow band 
for modes like SSB, FreeDV, CW, RTTY etc., and a 8 MHz wide band 
for digital amateur TV (DATV) modes like DVB-S and DVB-T.

The downlink frequencies are at 10 GHz so a low cost TV LNB could 
be used as the antenna. For receiving the narrowband modes, an 
RTL-SDR or similar SDR could be used, and for the 8 MHz DATV modes 
a standard DVB-S2 set top box can be used to receive and decode 
the video. For uplink, the transmission frequency is at 2.4 GHz.

According to the commissioning order of the satellite, it is 
expected that the AMSAT transponders will be activated only 
after all tests have been passed, and after other higher priority 
commercial telecommunications systems have been activated. 
This is expected to take about 1-2 months.

In co-operation with AMSAT Deutschland, the British Amateur 
Television Club will be operating a WebSDR for the narrowband 
segment, and a Spectrum Viewer for the wideband (DATV) segment.

Goonhilly Earth Station is supporting the project, providing 
hosting for the Ground Station facility at their world-famous 
site in Cornwall, UK.

Watch https://eshail.batc.org.uk/ for latest WebSDR status.

[ANS thanks AMSAT-DL, RTL-SDR.com, AMSAT-UK, and BATC for the 
above information]


Es'hail-2 / P4-A Positioning and IOT Phase Started

Following the successful launch on November 15th of Es'hail-2 on 
board the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle, Mitsubishi (MELCO) and 
Es'hailSat will begin the In Orbit Testing (IOT) program once the 
satellite has been positioned in a test orbital slot - the 
positioning should be achieved in the next few days.

The IOT phase will take a few months, during which time the amateur 
radio payload will not be turned on.

AMSAT-DL will be commissioning the Amateur transponder ground station 
in Doha with the Es'hailSat control team.

Once IOT is complete, the satellite will be moved to the final 
orbital slot at 26 degrees and there will be an announcement by 
AMSAT-DL when the transponders are available for use.

Before this announcement, no attempt should be made to use the 
transponders as any interference to the test program will delay the 
release and if excessive interference is seen may cause the 
satellite owners not to make the facility available for amateur 

More information is available at:

[ANS thanks AMSAT-DL for the above information]


Open Source Cubesat Workshop 2018 Videos Posted

The 2018 Open Source Cubesat Workshop was held on September 24-25 
at the European Space Astronomy Center (ESAC/ESA) in Madrid, Spain. 
The focus of  this year’s workshop was on space science open data: 
how to obtain, process, distribute, and benefit from openly shared 
space science data and what positive impact this can have for 
science community, business and society. The target audience of 
this workshop was academia, research institutes, companies, and 

Videos of the two day event are available in five parts and can be
found at:

The event was co-organized by its hosts, the Libre Space 
Foundation (https://libre.space) and the Librecube Initiative 

[ANS thanks LibreSpace.org for the above information.]


Updates to AMSAT 2-Line Keplerian Elements Distribution

Ray Hoad, WA5QGD, AMSAT Orbital Elements Manager notes the 
following satellites were added to this week's TLE distribution:

Diwata-2; NORAD CAT ID 43678 (Space-Track uses the SATNAME DIWATA-2B)

Changshagaoxin; NORAD CAT ID 43669 (Thanks to Nico Janssen, PA0DLO 
for Doppler ID)

IRVINE 01 - NORAD CAT ID 43693 (Thanks to Nico Janssen, PA0DLO, for
detailed Doppler measurements to confirm IRVINE 01 is object 43693.)

UKUBE-1 - NORAD CAT ID 40074 (The UKUBE-1 AMSAT-UK team has not 
given up on UKCUBE-1 so we won't either! Recovery efforts are in 

The following satellite has been removed from the TLE distribution:

AOBA-VELOX 3; NORAD CAT ID 41935 (de-orbited 11-1-2018)

Upcoming Launches:
Es'hail-2 was successfully launch by SpaceX today (November 5, 2018) 
at 3:46 PM EST. Es'hail-2 is currently on its way to its parking 
slot. More later.

The launch of Fox-1CLIFF, originally scheduled for Monday, 
November 19, 2018 has been postponed.

For additional information about AMSAT's Keplerian Elements

You can elect to receive the AMSAT 2-Line elements by e-mail by 
subscribing at: https://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/keps

[ANS thanks Ray Hoad, WA5QGD, AMSAT Orbital Elements Manager, for 
the above information]


IARU Coordinates DIWATA 2B Frequencies

The IARU has coordinated these frequencies for Diwata-2:
- 145.900 MHz downlink
- 437.500 MHz uplink

Diwata-2's Amateur Radio Unit 
Diwata-2's Amateur Radio Unit (ARU) operates in two possible modes: 
FM voice repeater (FMVR) mode, and APRS-based digital repeater 
(digipeater) mode. The uplink and downlink of these modes are 
implemented at 437.7MHz and 145.9MHz respectively. The following 
lists some information that may be useful when utilizing the radio's 

Telemetry Formats
The Diwata-2 amateur radio unit (ARU) provides telemetry data in two 
forms depending on its operational mode: CW (enabled in ARU voice 
repeater mode), and FM (enabled in ARU digipeater mode. As the two 
operational modes are scheduled according to the day of the week, 
the available telemetry differ in format and content correspondingly. 
This section explains the data format and specifications for the 
ARU telemetry.

Continuous-wave telemetry (CW)
The CW telemetry is available when the satellite is in voice repeater 
mode. The telemetry messages expected from the ARU will be sent every 
one minute, when the ARU is idle, i.e. there are no ongoing voice 
operations. This said, the telemetry will not be available when the 
ARU is busy, and likewise, the telemetry transmission will be 
abruptly aborted when a voice repeating operation starts while in 
the midst of telemetry downlink. The data can be received in Morse 
code format of 120 WPM, at a frequency of 145.9 MHz. The pertinent 
data format is shown below, and further explained in the table that 
follows.  More information is available at:

[ANS thanks PHL-Microsat for the above information.]


Japanese Ten-Koh Satellite Launched

The Ten-Koh satellite was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center 
on Monday, October 29, 2018. About 30 minutes after launch, the 
satellite separated from the fairing and was put into orbit. 
Around 15:40, the first signal was received at the ground station in 
Argentina to confirm Ten-Koh was working properly.

The project has four missions:

1. Demonstrate the feasibility of data relay via the satellite from 
Amateur Radio stations at remote locales such as Alaska and the 
South Pole. 
2. Measurement of various space radiation which originates from the 
sun and the galaxy. 
3. Evaluation of the space environment tolerance of ultramodern 
industrial materials. 
4. Establish low power satellite communication technologies with a 
transmitter of 10-mW or less output power and WSJT protocol for a 
future deep space, Amateur Radio mission. 

Downlink frequencies are 437.390 MHz and 437.510 MHz for WSJT. The 
uplink is 435.280 MHz.

More information is available at:

[ANS thanks Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan for the above 


Upcoming Satellite Operations

+ Long Island  to Switzerland  (FN30, JN36, JN47) – Nov 16 – Dec 7,
Brennan, N4QX, fall ASMAT roving plans:
- FN30 Nov 16-17
- JN36 as HB9/N4QX & from 4U1ITU Nov 28 – Dec 7 as work permits
- JN47 as HB9/N4QX & HB0/N4QX Dec 1-2
For now, FM only. Watch Twitter for pass announcements. QSLs 
exclusively via Logbook of the World. 

+ Mississippi and Louisiana (EM50, EM40, EL 49, EL59) – Nov 18-19,
Robert, KE4AL will be operating from Gulfport, MS (EM50) on Sunday, 
for anyone needing MS for WAS.  On Monday, KE4AL will cross over into 
Cajun Country to team up with KG5GJT to activate EM40, EL59, and
EL49.  Specific pass announcements will be posted to Robert’s 
Twitter account 

+ Vandenberg AFB (CM94, CM95, DM05/DM15) – (Date Pending)
Chris, K7TAB, was heading out to watch the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket 
launch of Spaceflight’s SSO-A rideshare mission from Vandenberg Air 
Force Base in California. The launch date has been delayed. Keep an 
eye on Chris’ Twitter feed for latest updates: 

+ Key West, FL (EL94) – Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2018
Tanner, W9TWJ, will be vacationing in Key West, Florida from Nov 27th 
to Dec 1, 2018. While there, he will work as many FM passes as he can 
(holiday style). Keep an eye on his Twitter feed for pass 
announcements, https://twitter.com/twjones85

+ Greenburg, PA (FN00) – Dec 10-12, 2018
Tanner, W9TWJ, will be travelling for business the week of Dec 10th 
to 12th,to Greensburg, PA (FN00). He will attempt to be active on 
FM evening passes and hopefully not freeze! Specific pass 
announcements will be posted to Twitter: 

+ RMS Queen Mary (DM03) – Dec 15, 2018
Patrick , WD9EWK, will be part of a day of satellite operating from 
a deck on the RMS Queen Mary, docked at Long Beach in southern 
California, on Saturday, December 15th. Operations will be portable, 
almost like a Field Day, and should include FM, SSB, and possibly 
packet. All operations from the Queen Mary will be as W6RO, the 
call sign for the wireless room on the ship operated by the 
Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach. Depending on staffing in 
the W6RO wireless room, there may also be HF activity during the 
satellite operation. QSLing for the W6RO satellite activation will 
be handled per the procedure on W6RO’s QRZ page: 

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



+ Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2018-11-14 13:00 UTC.

Templeton Academy Intl, Nainital, India, telebridge via K6DUE.
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS.
The scheduled astronaut is Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT.
Contact is a go for: Wed 2018-11-21 08:00:30 UTC 36 deg.

IMP Aerospace & Defence, Goffs, NS, Canada, telebridge via IK1SLD.
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS.
The scheduled astronaut is Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT.
Contact is a go for: Sat 2018-11-24 19:05:09 UTC 50 deg.
Watch for live simulcast at http://www.ariotti.com.

+ Proposals for ARISS Classroom Contacts due November 30, 2018
ARISS is seeking proposals from US schools, museums, science 
centers and community youth organizations (working individually or 
together) to host amateur radio contacts with an orbiting crew 
member aboard the International Space Station (ISS) between July 1 
and December 30, 2019. The proposal deadline is November 30, 2018.

For proposal guidelines and forms and more details, visit: 

+ Successful ARISS Contacts
New English School, Jabriya, Kuwait, telebridge via K6DUE
The ISS callsign was NA1SS and the astronaut was 
Serena Aunon-Chancellor, KG5TMT.  The contact was successful on
Tuesday, November 13th at 10:08:08 UTC.

+ ARISS congratulations the following mentors who have now 
mentored over 100 schools: 

- Satoshi 7M3TJZ with 135
- Francesco IKØWGF with 132
- Gaston ON4WF with 123
- Sergey RV3DR with 108

+ AMSAT and ARISS are currently supporting a FundRazr campaign to 
raise $150,000 for critical radio infrastructure upgrades on ISS. 
The upgrades are necessary to enable students to continue to talk 
to astronauts in space via Amateur Radio.  So far $14,470 has been 
raised. For more information and to DONATE TODAY visit:

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


Satellite Shorts from All Over

+ Replacement Packet Module Launched to ISS
The replacement packet module ARISS prepared to replace after the 
current module, that stopped working on the ISS, was scheduled 
on 71P and is being delivered to the Station. Even though the 
current one started to work again, it is reasonable that the crew 
will be swapping it for the problematic one as soon as they can 
get to it. Watch for further announcements in future ANS or via 
the AMSAT Facebook Page.

[ANS thanks ARISS for the above information.]

+ Fox-1Cliff - Adding Fox-1Cliff to FoxTelem
For those who have not done it before or for any who need help, 
Chris Thompson has posted instructions on adding Fox-1Cliff to 
FoxTelem. See his excellent step-by-step instructions on how to make
sure FoxTelem decodes Fox-1Cliff telemetry at:

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

+ Spaceflight Flatters AMSAT Mission and Fox-1Cliff
Spaceflight published a very positive article about AMSAT's mission 
fostering international goodwill and furthering educational STEM 
goals.  It also highlighted Fox-1Cliff's unique characteristics
which partner Amateur Radio communications with university level
research.  The complete article can be read at:

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

+ Call for Papers - FOSDEM 2019: Free Software Radio Devroom
The Free and Open Source Developer's Meeting (FOSDEM) will be held
February 2-3, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. They will, once again, offer
a feature track on Software Defined Radio and other radio-related 

FOSDEM invites developers and users from the free software radio com-
munity to present your projects, demos, hacks, and codes. FOSDEM, 
hopes to network all these projects  and improve collaboration, 
bring new ideas forward and get more people involved. The track's 
web site resides at:

[ANS thanks The Free and Open Source Developer's Meeting (FOSDEM) 
for the above information]

+ Canadian National Parks on the Air 2019 Okay's Satellite QSOs.
If you are visiting one of Canada's 219 national parks during 2019, 
you may want to bring your satellite gear along.  Although contacts 
made through repeaters do not normally qualify, contacts made 
through the ISS or recognized Amateur Radio satellites are permitted.

Complete information on CNPOTA can be found at:

[ANS thanks the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) for the above 

+ AMSAT Symposium Videos Available Online
In case you missed last week's post, videos of 
presentations for both days of the 2018 AMSAT Symposium
are available as follows:

- Friday presentations: https://youtu.be/d4AZmhPu0S0
- Saturday presentations: https://youtu.be/6TraWCirFUs
- Schedule of Speakers: https://www.amsat.org/call-for-papers/

[ANS thanks the Symposium Committee 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 
additional benefits. Application forms are available from the 
AMSAT office.

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 
student rate for a maximum of six post-secondary years in this 

Contact Martha at the AMSAT office for additional student 
membership information.

This week's ANS Editor,
Frank Karnauskas, N1UW
n1uw at amsat dot org

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