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From: CX2SA@CX2SA.SAL.URY.SA
To  : SATDIG@WW

Today's Topics:

   1. SK in EM55 (Rick - WA4NVM)
   2. Re: SK in EM55 (John Papay)
   3. New use for APRS (Jim Wright)
   4. satchat issues (Vince Waelti)
   5. em43/53 grid trip (wa4hfn@xxxxxxx.xxxx
   6. FT 847 vs. IC-910H (Ted)
   7. ANS-113 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins (JoAnne Maenpaa)
   8. JAXA Site about Japanese Satellites (Mineo Wakita)
   9. Re: FT 847 vs. IC-910H (Stefan Wagener)
  10. ITAR - 1248 Report Released (Trevor .)
  11. Student Nanosat VELOX-I (Trevor .)


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Message: 1
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 17:36:36 -0500
From: "Rick - WA4NVM" <wa4nvm@xxxxxxx.xxx>
To: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: [amsat-bb] SK in EM55
Message-ID: <0B901B648801492FB460D9C44B0678DD@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Hi fellow AMSAT members,

We, in the Memphis area, are sad to report Greg, KI4OTG had a heart attack
this past Wednesday afternoon and did not survive it.  He just turned 48 in
Feb.

He was one of the truly nice guys, always polite and there to help.  It's
been our
great pleasure and privilege to know and work with Greg in the Memphis ham
community.  He will truly be missed.  He is survived by his 18 year old son.

God bless your soul faithful servant,

Rick WA4NVM

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Message: 2
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 19:01:07 -0400
From: John Papay <john@xxxxxx.xxx>
To: amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: SK in EM55
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I was sorry to hear about the passing of Greg, KI4OTG.
Greg was one of the most courteous operators that I've
known.  He was active on the birds and enjoyed working
new grids.  My log shows that he worked me on my Lake
Superior Grid Expedition in 28 out of the 32 grids I
operated from.  He did that in just 31 contacts! That
was quite an accomplishment and speaks volumes as to what
kind of operator he was.

Greg was a gentlemen.  We will miss hearing his voice on
the birds.

John K8YSE



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Message: 3
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 19:42:20 -0400
From: Jim Wright <wrightjrjr@xxxxxxx.xxx>
To: Bob Bruninga <bruninga@xxxx.xxx>, amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx
Subject: [amsat-bb] New use for APRS
Message-ID: <4F9345DC.8040609@xxxxxxx.xxx>
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Battery condition tester?

When I got out of my Silverado last weekend with the Kenwood 710 left on
in beacon mode and voice alert, the dummy that was driving forgot to
turn off the 710.  After sitting for a week in this condition while I
went in for surgery, the battery was dead when I tried to start the
truck today.  First I thought the key fob battery was dead, so I entered
with a key.  Truck would not start, not even the errrrhhhhh or click
click of the flywheel trying to engage.

I was curious how long it was able to transmit, so I went to APRS.FI and
looked for my last 1000 raw packets.  It turns out that it died on 04-19
at 0412utc.  A search will show the next packet was at22:05:19utc on
4-21, so this makes a good monitor of when the radiio is too weak to
speak APRS.

I thought you would get a chuckle out of this and maybe even produce an
app for our cell phones that will tell us we left the radio on.  HI   I
know the 710 is not wired through a switched connection to the battery
(on purpose) so I can work events with the keys in my pocket.

73, and thanks for all the fun I have had since I heard packet racket
for the first time on K4UMI's 146.34/94 repeater at the Lunar Lander at
NACA Langley and got a GLB PK1 to decode it with.

Jim WA4IVM  FM17rc


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Message: 4
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 18:54:46 -0500
From: Vince Waelti <k9tsu@xxxxxxx.xxx>
To: <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: [amsat-bb] satchat issues
Message-ID: <SNT135-W52F6C43F383794FED9A960EF230@xxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"


Hi all, I have been having issues with Echolink...so I haven't been able to
run my own net! Although...feel free to use the net reflector if I am not
present. Does anyone know why my mic will not work with Echolink?

Vince Waelti, K9TSUWX9MCS Skywarn Control OperatorMidwest SSTRC Spotter:
MW-314
Green County ARES/SKYWARN
Winnebago County ARES/SKYWARN
(608)312.0138
www.k9tsu.tk
 		 	   		

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Message: 5
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2012 00:53:54 +0000 (UTC)
From: wa4hfn@xxxxxxx.xxx
To: AMSAT <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: [amsat-bb] em43/53 grid trip
Message-ID:
<295844240.1651198.1335056034732.JavaMail.root@xxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxx.xx.xxxx.xxx
xxxx.xxx>

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To all who worked me today in em43 and 53 that need a card,please send me
your log info and I will send you the card
 Thanks to all
73 WA4HFN
Damon


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Message: 6
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 18:09:17 -0700
From: "Ted" <k7trkradio@xxxxxxx.xxx>
To: <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: [amsat-bb] FT 847 vs. IC-910H
Message-ID: <D8E44A575EBA47E6AD29F655AD474E38@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="us-ascii"

I think I'm having some 'buyer's remorse' over my purchase of the 910H



I would like to have some input from the sat group as to why one radio is
overwhelmingly compelling over the other for sat work. (I am aware of the
power diff) FYI, It's not likely that I will ever go to the full on 100+ el
ant display with all the bells and whistles, (like that John guy in Ohio hi
hi, but ya never know). (and although there is a NIB Kenpro 5400R and a
FD-ST3  sitting on the floor in here !)



I do a lot of digital HF modes and am thinking maybe that the 847 might be a
better use of a combo radio.( I have a TS-2000, but oh those birdies !!)



Any thoughts appreciated



73, Ted, K7TRK

(VUCC #226)



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Message: 7
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 20:17:46 -0500
From: "JoAnne Maenpaa" <k9jkm@xxxxxxx.xxx>
To: "'AMSAT BB'" <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: [amsat-bb] ANS-113 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins
Message-ID: <000e01cd2025$ba955500$2fbfff00$@xxx>
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AMSAT NEWS SERVICE
ANS-113

ANS is a free, weekly, news and information service of AMSAT North
America, The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation. ANS 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.

Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to:
ans-editor@xxxxx.xxx

**********************************************************************
* Volunteers are needed to help at the AMSAT booth at Dayton. Gould  *
* WA4SXM, is looking for volunteers to help man the AMSAT booth dur- *
* ing the 2012 Hamvention. People are needed all 3 days for 2 hour   *
* shifts. Please send the days and times you are available to help   *
* as well as how many shifts you are willing to work via e-mail to   *
* wa4sxm at amsat.org.                                               *
* Monitor http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/hamvention/2012/Dayton.php  *
* for the latest AMSAT at Dayton news and developments               *
**********************************************************************

In this edition:
* Schedule of AMSAT Activities at Dayton Hamvention
* May 15 Deadline to Apply for ARRL TI-2 Space in the Classroom Institute
* Five CubeSats in Preparation for July Launch to ISS
* Naval Postgraduate School Develops Multi-CubeSat Deployment System
* Successful ARISS School Contacts with California, Ecuador, and Japan
* Two Months to Field Day - AMSAT FD Rules Posted
* FAA CARSR Radar May Impose Amateur Operating Restrictions on 23cm
* AMSAT-UK on Satellites for World Amateur Radio Day
* UK Will Restrict Use of Amateur Satellite Frequencies During Olympics
* Silent Key - Greg Butler, KI4OTG
* Satellite Shorts From All Over


SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-113.01
ANS-113 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 113.01
>From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
April 22, 2012
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-113.01


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Schedule of AMSAT Activities at Dayton Hamvention

Here are the daily AMSAT activities at the 2012 Hamvention!

Thursday 17 May 2012
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+ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  AMSAT Booth Setup at Ball Arena (contact Gould Smith, WA4SXM,
  wa4sxm@xxxxx.xxx if you can help during this time).

+ 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  The third Annual AMSAT "Dinner at Tickets" party will be held at
  Tickets Pub & Eatery in Fairborn, OH. Food can be ordered from
  the menu and drinks (beer, wine, sodas and iced tea) are avail-
  able at the bar. Directions and coordinates are on the AMSAT Web
  site. Bring some friends and have a great time the night before
  Hamvention. Tasty selection of Greek and American food and great
  company!

Demos Daily on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for All Available Passes
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AMSAT is encouraging all students attending the 2012 Dayton Hamvention
to come by the Satellite Demonstration Area just outside of the Ball
Area entrance and make a contact using the amateur satellites. There
will be AMSAT volunteers there to explain how to make the contacts and
during actual satellite passes will try to get as many students as pos-
sible to complete actual contacts. There are lists of satellite pass
times in the satellite demonstration area and at the AMSAT booth.


Friday 18 May 2012
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+ 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM at the AMSAT Booth
  AMSAT Booth open for membership renewals, books, new items and
  information. Outdoor satellite demonstrations right outide the
  Ball Arena entrance. Engineering area with Fox and  ARISSat-1
  satellite prototype displays.

+ 4:00 PM at the ARRL Stage
  AMSAT and ARRL are teaming up during the 2012 Hamvention to
  recruit new ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space
  Station) Technical Mentors and Ground Station Operators.
  Friday and Saturday (May 18 & 19) at 4pm in the ARRL stage area
  AMSAT Vice President for Educational Relations Mark Hammond N8MH
  will explain the need for additional ARISS Technical Mentors and
  Ground Station Operators and the requirements and responsibilities
  needed to help provide a reliable conversation between astronauts
  and selected schools or groups.

+ 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM AMSAT/TAPR Banquet at Dayton 2012
  AMSAT/TAPR Banquet on Friday night, May 18 is one of the main AMSAT
  activities during the 2012 Hamvention at Dayton.

  AMSAT is pleased to announce that Howard Long, G6LVB will be the
  featured speaker for the evening event. Howard will be talking
  about his FUNcube Dongle, the 64 - 1700 MHz Software Defined Rece-
  iver.

  Banquet tickets will not be sold at the AMSAT booth during the Ham-
  vention so reservations must be made through the AMSAT Store:
  http://www.amsat-na.com/store/item.php?id=100158
  Tickets are $30 apiece.

Saturday 19 May 2012
--------------------
+ 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM at the AMSAT Booth
  AMSAT Booth open for membership renewals, books, new items and
  information. Outdoor satellite demonstrations right outide the
  Ball Arena entrance. Engineering area with Fox and  ARISSat-1
  satellite prototype displays.

+ 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM The AMSAT Forum
  Get the latest information about what is going on with AMSAT and
  its projects. The AMSAT Forum will be held in Forum Room 5.

+ 4:00 PM at the ARRL Stage
  AMSAT Vice President for Educational Relations Mark Hammond N8MH
  will explain the need for additional ARISS Technical Mentors and
  Ground Station Operators and the requirements and responsibilities
  needed to help provide a reliable conversation between astronauts
  and selected schools or groups.

Sunday 20 May 2012
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+ 9:00 AM - 1:00PM at the AMSAT Booth
  AMSAT Booth open for membership renewals, books, new items and
  information. Outdoor satellite demonstrations right outide the
  Ball Arena entrance. Engineering area with Fox and  ARISSat-1
  satellite prototype displays.

+ 1:00PM - 5:00PM at the AMSAT Booth
  Take down and storage of the AMSAT Booth. (contact Gould Smith,
  WA4SXM, wa4sxm@xxxxx.xxx if you can help during this time).

[ANS thanks Gould Smith, WA4SXM for the above information]


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May 15 Deadline to Apply for ARRL TI-2 Space in the Classroom Institute

The ARRL Education & Technology Program (ETP) is offering an advanc-
ed Teachers Institute (TI-2) session that focuses on space in the
classroom. This four-day professional development workshop is spon-
sored by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association and is held in their
location in Dayton, Ohio (July 9-12).

The TI-2 Space curriculum focuses on the nuts and bolts of setting
up and operating a satellite ground station. This serves as excellent
preparation for a scheduled contact with the ISS through the Amateur
Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program. But it also
provides instruction for continued use of satellites and other man
made space assets to explore naturally generated signals, space and
a variety of topics.

Thanks to generous assistance from Yaesu USA and Ham Radio Outlet,
participants will receive a full ground station that is configured
for satellite communications, as well as training on how to set it
up and use it to make Amateur Radio contacts and download telemetry
data.

To be considered for a seat in TI-2 Space, participants must possess
at least a Technician class license at the time off application. ARRL
membership is required. Priority for attending the TI-2 Space session
 will be given to teachers who have developed an educational proposal
accepted for participation in the ARISS Program.

This session has a class limit of 8 participants, so apply early! The
deadline for the TI-2 Space in the Classroom sessions of the Teachers
Institute is May 15.

Full details are posted on the ARRL web at:
http://www.arrl.org/ti-2-space-in-the-classroom

[ANS thanks the ARRL for the above information]


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Five CubeSats in Preparation for July Launch to ISS

Five CubeSat teams continue work on preparations for a launch to
the International Space Station in the July 18-21, 2012 time frame.
These CubeSats will be launched from Tanegashima, Japan aboard the
JAXA HTV-3 ISS resupply mission. The CubeSats will be loaded into
the J-SSOD deployer on the Japanese Experiment Module, also known
as Kibo. They will be deployed with the Kibo robotic arm planned
for September, 2012 timeframe.

The five CubeSats include:
+ Raiko
+ We Wish
+ FITSat 1
+ F-1 Vietnam Student CubeSat
+ TechEdSat

RAIKO - Wakayama University, Japan
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http://www.astro.mech.tohoku.ac.jp/RAIKO/ (Japanese)

This 2U CubeSat includes experiments for:
+ Earth photography with a fish-eye lens camera
+ Photo tracking during deployment from ISS to measure relative
  motion.
+ Experimental star sensor
+ Membrane deployment experiment for de-orbit
+ High speed data communication experiment by Ku-band
  communication equipment:
  o Orbit determination experiment by Doppler frequency
    measurement of Ku-band beacon.
  o Mobile ground station and global cooperation for reception

FITSAT-1 - Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
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http://www.fit.ac.jp/~tanaka/fitsat.shtml

The main mission of this 1U CubeSat will be a demonstration of high
speed data transfer from a satellite. A second experiment aboard the
satellite involves an attempt at visual tracking from the ground of
the high-output LED flash to investigate the possibility of optical
communication with satellites. The light from this flash will be re-
ceived by the ground station equipped with a telescope with photo-
multiplier linked to a parabolic antenna tracking the 5.8GHz downlink.

Frequencies announced for FITSAT-1:
CW Beacon 437.250 MHz,
FM Data   437.445 MHz,
High speed data 5840.00 MHz.

WE WISH - Meisei Electric Co., Ltd., Japan
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http://www.meisei.co.jp/news/2011/0617_622.html

The WE WISH mission plans to investigate the monitoring the global
environment from space with the use of an upper atmosphere measure-
ment experiment. This includes GPS technology, and technical proof
of concept of a micro infra-red camera. The team has the additional
goal of contributing to local technical education through the use of
CubeSat ground data acquisition.

F-1 Vietnam Student CubeSat
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Vietnamese students in Hanoi plan to orbit the country's first sat-
ellite, their amateur radio CubeSat F-1 with the callsign XV1VN. The
satellite will carry a low resolution C328 camera and two Yaesu VX-3R
transceivers using 145.980 and 437.485 MHz.

+ VX-3R1, 437.485 MHz FM downlink:
  o Solar cell power only, operates in sunlight only
  o Output power: max 0.3W, half-wave dipole antenna
  o Morse code beacon (10 chars) using PWM CW every 30 seconds

+ VX-3R2, 145.980 MHz FM downlink:
  o Rechargeable battery, operates in dark and sunlight
  o Output power: max 1.0W, half-wave dipole antenna
  o AFSK 1200bps, half duplex, one AX.25 packet every 30 seconds

If the The F-1 web page at: http://fspace.edu.vn is not available
the latest news and photos have been posted on the AMSAT-UK web:
http://www.uk.amsat.org/5025

TechEdSat - San Jose State University
-------------------------------------
http://ncasst.org/techedsat.html
http://www.uk.amsat.org/5018

TechEdSat is a 1U CubeSat built by San Jose State University in part-
nership with NASA Ames Research Center and AAC Microtec. It's mission
is to evaluate Space Plug-and-play Avionics (SPA) designed in Sweden
by AAC Microtec, and to perform a communications experiment utilizing
the Iridium and Orbcomm satellite phone network.

Student hands-on learning opportunities were presented during the
International Space Apps Challenge on April 21-22. For this challenge,
space hackers implemented a fault-tolerant command and control system,
utilizing both the OrbComm and Iridium modems as uplink and downlink.
Ground segment of the software includes the ability for a laptop, Apple
or Android phone to issue commands to the spacecraft over Iridium/Orb-
comm. The students will also be challenged with designing the capa-
bility for relaying data received from the spacecraft automatically
to Twitter.

TechEdSat has received IARU frequency coordination for its downlink
on 437.465 MHz.

[ANS thanks the CubeSat teams, AMSAT-UK, and Mineo Wakita JE9PEL for
 the above information]

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Naval Postgraduate School Develops Multi-CubeSat Deployment System

The Space Systems Academic Group (SSAG) at the US Naval Postgraduate
School has developed the NPS CubeSat Launcher or NPSCuL (pronounced
NPS-cool). This is an auxiliary payload platform to allow multiple
CubeSats to be launched aboard rockets as secondary payload meaning
the rocket would be able to carry satellites in onboard space that
would otherwise be unused.

NPSCuL can accommodate up to 24 CubeSats in a single ESPA-class [Sec-
ondary Payload Adapter] payload volume. Upon reaching the desired
orbit spring-loaded doors will release the satellites one-by-one.

First flight is planned for August 2012 which will carry 11 CubeSats
for the Operationally Unique Technologies Satellite (OUTSat). This
will enable NPS researchers to get one of their own CubeSats into
space. The NPS STARE CubeSat is part of a collaborative effort be-
tween NPS and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) on a
proof-of-concept mission to observe other satellites and help deter
mine threats posed by space debris.

The NPS has published a press release available on-line at:
http://tinyurl.com/CubeSat-NPSCuL (www.nps.edu).

The AMSAT-UK web also provided coverage of this story at:
http://www.uk.amsat.org/6375

[ANS thanks the US Naval Postgraduate School for the above
 information]


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Successful ARISS School Contacts with California, Ecuador, and Japan

Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador
-----------------------------------
On Friday, April 13, an ARISS) contact was held between students from
Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador and on-orbit astronaut Don Pettit,
KD5MDT via station IK1SLD in Italy. Cotopaxi, an international Ameri-
can school with students in grades pre-K to 12, has a strong relation-
ship with Ecuador's astronaut, Ronnie Nader, and the Ecuadorian Civ-
ilian Space Agency (EXA). It utilized several NASA resources in its
curriculum covering space, technology and radio. Approximately 500
students and visitors were present for the event.

Saitama Scout Council Japan
---------------------------
Scouts from the Troop 2nd & 3rd Iruma Group, Saitama Scout Council,
Scout Association of Japan participated in an ARISS contact on Satur-
day, April 14. An audience of 70 people, including one magazine rep-
resentative, turned out for the contact and listened as the Scouts
had their questions about living on the ISS answered by on-orbit
astronaut Dan Burbank, KC5ZSX. The Scouts have their own radio club,
JQ1YWJ and many of the Scouts have been attending amateur radio
classes to become licensed.

Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy California
---------------------------------------------
The Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy in Riverside, California had
a successful ARISS contact on Thursday, April 19. The telebridge sta
tion IK1SLD in Italy provided the radio connection with the ISS. The
ARISS contact complemented a comprehensive education plan to pique
students' interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

After the event, ARISS mentor Clint Bradford, K6LCS declared, "SUCCESS
at Flabob Airport this morning! Flight engineer Pettit answered all
seventeen of our questions - from fifteen students." There were 211
in the audience, including 120 Flabob students, media, city council
members, Gordon West and Don Arnold, and other dignitaries, AND a lot
of parents, too!

Media coverage of the Flabob ARISS contact included California's sixth
largest daily newspaper, The Press-Enterprise, sent a reporter, video-
grapher, and photographer, the Bob Heil & Gordon West mediacast, Ham
Nation, sent a videographer - and the contact will be on an episode
of their webcast in the next couple of weeks. Newspaper coverage in-
cluded the editor and publisher of The Riverside County Record. Clint
was interviewed on PBS radio affiliate KVCR. The Inland Empire Tele-
vision Network videotaped the entire event.

The Press-Enterprise is the region's major newspaper. Links to their
video, article, and photographs are posted on ISS-Flabob site blog
at: http://www.iss-flabob.com/ISS-Flabob/Blog/Blog.html

Clint invites you to check out http://www.iss-flabob.com since this
site created for the ARISS event also offers links and publications
on amateur radio, our space programs, ARISS, AMSAT, ARRL, ham radio
licensing - and MORE - on the MORE INFO page.

[ANS thanks Carol Jackson, KB3LKI and the Amateur Radio on the Inter-
 national Space Station (ARISS) Status Report for April 16, 2012 and
 Clint Bradford, K6LCS for the above information]


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Two Months to Field Day - AMSAT FD Rules Posted

AMSAT Director Contests and Awards, Bruce Paige, KK5DO reminds you
that time of year is once again approaching - Field Day!

Each year the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsors Field Day
as an emergency preparedness exercise.  The event takes place during
a 24-hour period on the fourth weekend of June. For 2012 the event
takes place during a 27-hour period between 1800 UTC on Saturday,
June 23, 2012 and 2100 UTC on Sunday June 24, 2012. Those who set up
prior to 1800 UTC on June 23 can operate only 24 hours.

The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) promotes its own ver-
sion of Field Day for operation via the amateur satellites, held con-
currently with the ARRL event.

With the loss of AO-51 and SO-67 field day this year is going to be
most challenging. If you are considering ONLY the FM voice satellites
like AMRAD-OSCAR-27 or SaudiSat-Oscar-50 for your primary AMSAT Field
Day focus: Don't, unless you are simply hoping to make one contact
for the ARRL rules bonus points.

The congestion on FM LEO satellites was so intense in prior years
that we must continue to limit their use to one-QSO-per-FM-satellite.
This includes the International Space Station. You will be allowed
one QSO if the ISS is operating Voice. You will also be allowed one
digital QSO with the ISS or any other digital, non-store-and-forward,
packet satellite (if operational).

If you have worked the satellites on Field Day in recent years, you
may have noticed a lot of good contacts can be made on some of the
less-populated, low-earth-orbit satellites like VUSat OSCAR-52,Fuji-
OSCAR 29 (may or may not be operational), AMSAT-OSCAR 7. During Field
Day the transponders come alive like 20 meters on a weekend. The good
news is that the transponders on these satellites will support multi-
ple simultaneous contacts. The bad news is that you can't use FM,
just low duty cycle modes like SSB and CW.

The AMSAT Field Day 2012 event is open to all Amateur Radio operators.
Amateurs are to use the exchange as specified in ARRL rules for Field
Day. The AMSAT competition is to encourage the use of all amateur sat-
ellites, both analog and digital.

For the complete listing of the AMSAT Field Day Rules please refer to
the documents posted on-line at:
http://www.amsatnet.com/fd2012.doc
http://www.amsatnet.com/fd2012.pdf
Links are also accessible from http://www.amsat.org front page.

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


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FAA CARSR Radar May Impose Amateur Operating Restrictions on 23cm

An ARRL bulletin this week noted that the Federal Aviation Adminis-
tration (FAA) is deploying a new generation of Common Air Route Sur-
veillance Radar (CARSR) that has some implications for the use of
the 1240-1300 MHz (23 cm) band by amateurs.

The Amateur Service allocation in this band is on a secondary basis,
with aeronautical radionavigation and several other services primary
in the United States Table of Frequency Allocations. The FCC rules
require that amateur stations operating in the 23 cm band may not
cause harmful interference to stations in the radionavigation-satel-
lite service, the aeronautical radionavigation service, the Earth
exploration-satellite service or the space research service.

One case of harmful interference in Southern California has been re-
ported. CARSRs are being installed in several dozen locations through-
out the country and will use various frequencies in the 1240-1350 MHz
range with an occupied bandwidth of about 3 MHz. In the vicinity of
the radars, amateur operation may be precluded in a portion of the
23 cm band. The ARRL is in contact with FAA engineers. The ARRL said
they anticipate that the constraints on amateur use of the band will
be limited to those necessary to protect aviation safety, which of
course cannot be compromised.

The bulletin is posted on the ARRL web at:
http://www.arrl.org/news/amateurs-must-protect-new-radars-in-23-cm-band

[ANS thanks the ARRL for the above information]


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AMSAT-UK on Satellites for World Amateur Radio Day

Members of AMSAT-UK operated on the amateur radio satellites from
the RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park to celebrate World
Amateur Radio Day (WARD) on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

World Amateur Radio Day commemorates the founding of the Internation-
al Amateur Radio Union (IARU) on April 18, 1925. This year's theme
was "Amateur Radio Satellites: Celebrating 50 Years in Space" in re-
membrance of the launching of OSCAR 1 on December 12, 1961 and the
launch of OSCAR 2 on June 2, 1962.

Those taking part in the event were Jim G3WGM, Dave G4DPZ, Trevor
M5AKA, Ciaran M0XTD, Matthew SWL, Clive G3CWV, Carlos G0AKI and Elaine
G4LFM. The satellites worked during the day included FO-29 and AO-7
and contacts were made with stations across Europe using the 144 and
430 MHz bands.

The equipment used comprised a Kenwood TS-2000 with WiMo X quads for
144 and 430 MHz, with pre amps and polarisation switches.


Read the rest of this article, along with links to photos and video
on-line on the AMSAT-UK web: http://www.uk.amsat.org/6516

[ANS thanks AMSAT-UK for the above information]


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UK Will Restrict Use of Amateur Satellite Frequencies During Olympics

Trevor, M5AKA has filed the following notice on the AMSAT-UK web.
The Olympic and Paralympic Games will be using almost half of the
430 MHz amateur radio allocation as well as segments of 2.3 GHz
and 3.4 GHz during the period June 28 to September 23.

The impact on the Amateur-satellite Service 435-438 MHz allocation
has been restricted to 436.25-437.25 MHz. It is understood that the
equipment being used in the 430 MHz band will include handheld FM
rigs at the hotels, the routes to the venues and the venues them-
selves.

The UK communications regulator Ofcom has provided details of the
areas that need to be protected from RF within the designated fre-
quency ranges. Follow the link to the AMSAT-UK web provided below
for the details of the region affected by the restrictions.

Ofcom say the use of radio by Amateurs in the designated areas could
cause interference to Games applications; it is also possible that
higher power transmissions from outside these areas could cause in-
terference. Consequently, to avoid the risk of interference to Games
applications, Ofcom request that Amateurs do not operate within the
frequency ranges identified in the areas defined in Annexes A and B,
and that Amateurs ensure that any signals that could be received in
these areas are negligible. This indicates that the specified fre-
quency ranges should be avoided for a considerable distance outside
the designated zones. Clearly a well equipped station on a good site
75 km from the edge of a zone could still put a signal into that
area.

Full story on AMSAT-UK web at: http://www.uk.amsat.org/6574

[ANS thanks Trevor, M5AKA and AMSAT-UK for the above information]


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Silent Key - Greg Butler, KI4OTG

AMSAT has received the sad news of the passing of satellite operator
Greg Butler, KI4OTG of Memphis, Tennessee. Greg had a a heart attack
on April 18 and did not survive it. He just turned 48 in February.
He is survived by his 18 year old son

Rick Tillman, WA4NVM noted, "Greg was one of the truly nice guys,
always polite and there to help. It's been our great pleasure and
privilege to know and work with him in the Memphis ham community.
He will truly be missed. God bless your soul faithful servant,"

John Papay, K8YSE recalled, "Greg was one of the most courteous
operators that I've known.  He was active on the birds and enjoyed
working new grids. Greg was a gentlemen. We will miss hearing his
voice on the birds."

[ANS thanks Rick Tillman, WA4NVM and John Papay, K8YSE for the above
 information]


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Satellite Shorts From All Over

+ It is time to submit nominations for the upcoming open seats on
  the AMSAT-NA Board of Directors. Three directors and two alternate
  directors have terms expiring this year. The director seats open
  for election are held by Tom Clark, K3IO; Lou McFadin, W5DID; and
  Gould Smith, WA4SXM. The alternate director seats open for election
  are held by Mark Hammond, N8MH and Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK. The
  AMSAT front page news at http://www.amsat.org has the instructions
  to submit your nominations.

+ The 2012 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Symposium will be held at the
  Holiday Inn, Orlando (Florida) Airport on October 26-28, 2012.
  Watch for the Call for Papers and more details as they become
  available. If you are interested in a Monday Trip (October 29)
  to the Kennedy Space Center please contact Martha via email:
  martha at amsat.org. The trip will include a round trip bus from
  the hotel and entrance to the Space Center. The cost will be about
  $100. This is a wonderful experience for those that haven't been
  and for those that have been multiple times. We need to get an idea
  of how many will participate to select the correct bus.

+ If you worked KP4FD as members of the Puerto Rico Field Day Group
  celebrated the IARU "World Amateur Radio Day" on April 18 you can
  receive an electronic certificate by sending a request via WP3GW.
  The group will also provide confirmations will be via eQSL and
  LoTW.

+ The next Hudson Valley Satcom net date is Thursday, April 26 at
  8:00 PM EDT (UTC -4) on the 146.970 MHz repeater, and also on
  the N2EYH-L Echolink node. More info: http://www.hvsatcom.org/
  (via Stu, WA2BSS)

+ Technical papers are solicited for presentation at the 31st Annual
  ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference on September 21-23,
  2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Please send papers to: Maty Weinberg,
  ARRL, 225 Main St., Newington, CT 06111 or  via e-mail to:
  maty@xxxx.xxx.

+ UniverseToday posted a collection of photos of the Shuttle Discovery
  final flight aboard NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft during its
  Washington DC overflight and delivery to the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy
  Center in Chantilly, Virginia. See:
  http://www.universetoday.com/94660/discovery-does-dulles-dc/
  Video of the event is posted at: http://tinyurl.com/April17-Discovery
  Photos and a video of Discovery's departure from the Kennedy Space
  Center in Florida are posted at: http://tinyurl.com/Florida-Discovery
  NASA Goddard Center photos of the flight over Washington DC are at:
  http://www.flickr.com/groups/discoverygoddard/
  A time-lapse photo panorama of Discovery's take-off from Florida:
  http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts133/images/pano_full.jpg

+ See how the moon appears to the crew aboard the ISS:
  http://www.universetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/moon-iss.jpg

+ Students at Drexel University need mentoring in setting up a ground
  station. If you can help please contact Nick Pugh, K5QXJ via e-mail
  at quadpugh@xxxxxxxxx.xxx and he will put you in touch with the pro-
  fessor leading the cubesat program.

+ Painstakingly assembled from over 150,000 digital photos taken
  over the course of eight months, this stunning time-lapse video
  of aurora-filled Arctic skies is the latest creation by photo/
  video artist Ole C. Salomonsen. Take a moment, turn up the sound,
  sit back and enjoy the show! Play this too much and the XYL is go-
  ing to wonder what you're up to in the shack:
  http://tinyurl.com/Celestial-Lights (universetoday.com)

[ANS thanks everyone for the above information]


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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
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 stu-
dent rate for a maximum of 6 post-secondary years in this status.
Contact Martha at the AMSAT Office for additional student membership
information. And with that please keep in mind how fast we are going
as the Earth orbits the sun at an average speed close to 30 km per
second. The Sun travels at a speed of 250 km per second, but it still
takes 230 million years for it to complete a single revolution of the
galaxy.


73,
This week's ANS Editor,
JoAnne Maenpaa, K9JKM
K9JKM at amsat dot org




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Message: 8
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2012 11:34:58 +0900
From: "Mineo Wakita" <ei7m-wkt@xxxxxxxxx.xx.xx>
To: <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: [amsat-bb] JAXA Site about Japanese Satellites
Message-ID: <62DF97499AED42798737B0E5653DCFF1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-2022-jp";
reply-type=original

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Site
http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/f21/index.html

JAXA Special Site
http://www.jaxa.jp/countdown/f21/index_e.html
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/horyu2jp.htm

JAXA ISS KIBO
http://kibo.jaxa.jp/en/
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/iss_kibo.htm

JAXA GPM/DPR
http://www.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/gpm/index_e.html
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/jaxa_gpm.htm

JAXA ALOS-2
http://www.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/alos2/index_e.html
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/jaxalos2.htm

JE9PEL, Mineo Wakita




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Message: 9
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 22:37:29 -0500
From: Stefan Wagener <wageners@xxxxx.xxx>
To: Ted <k7trkradio@xxxxxxx.xxx>
Cc: amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: FT 847 vs. IC-910H
Message-ID:
<CAKu8kHBn5yRuRCU+N1ucafdqHYS3NEcqjRgZ+2o83WdCo3YDwQ@xxxx.xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

Hi Ted,

I have used all three radios (FT-847, IC-910, TS2000). They all work on
satellites more or less good. They all have their pros and cons and most of
the time it comes down to personal preference. I started my satellite work
with the FT-847 and loved the radio for that. Internal power for external
preamps etc. Never used the HF part much and did not like the difficulties
the FT-847 had working the ISS on simplex. Used a TS-2000 for a while and
had lots of fun. Is a great radio for ARISS contacts on the ISS and you can
work around the birdies. They never bugged me. Did not like the lack of
internal power for the preamps and spent too much money on sequencers etc.
However, the 23cm unit was great. Used an IC-910 and it was okay. Never
really warmed up to it and the overall experience was okay. Went back to
the FT-847 and stayed for it until I got a great deal on an IC-9100. Wow,
everything else just doesn't match up anymore. If you want the best
satellite radio (in my opinion) go with the IC-9100 and for the first time
I also enjoy HF.

Hope that helps,

Stefan, VE4NSA



On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 8:09 PM, Ted <k7trkradio@xxxxxxx.xxx> wrote:

> I think I'm having some 'buyer's remorse' over my purchase of the 910H
>
>
>
> I would like to have some input from the sat group as to why one radio is
> overwhelmingly compelling over the other for sat work. (I am aware of the
> power diff) FYI, It's not likely that I will ever go to the full on 100+ el
> ant display with all the bells and whistles, (like that John guy in Ohio hi
> hi, but ya never know). (and although there is a NIB Kenpro 5400R and a
> FD-ST3  sitting on the floor in here !)
>
>
>
> I do a lot of digital HF modes and am thinking maybe that the 847 might be
> a
> better use of a combo radio.( I have a TS-2000, but oh those birdies !!)
>
>
>
> Any thoughts appreciated
>
>
>
> 73, Ted, K7TRK
>
> (VUCC #226)
>
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Message: 10
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2012 14:12:24 +0100 (BST)
From: "Trevor ." <m5aka@xxxxx.xx.xx>
To: amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx
Subject: [amsat-bb] ITAR - 1248 Report Released
Message-ID:
<1335100344.54383.YahooMailClassic@xxxxxxxxx.xxxx.xxx.xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8

See http://www.uk.amsat.org/6623

73 Trevor M5AKA
AMSAT-UK News on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AMSAT_UK
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Message: 11
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2012 19:26:55 +0100 (BST)
From: "Trevor ." <m5aka@xxxxx.xx.xx>
To: amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx
Subject: [amsat-bb] Student Nanosat VELOX-I
Message-ID:
<1335119215.80020.YahooMailClassic@xxxxxxxxx.xxxx.xxx.xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8

A 3U + 1U satellite, see http://www.uk.amsat.org/6691

also on the site:

Rubber Chicken Flies into Solar Radiation Storm
http://www.uk.amsat.org/6601

73 Trevor M5AKA




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