• [AMSAT-UK] Amateur radio payload for the Tiangong space station

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    Amateur radio payload for the Tiangong space station

    Posted: 17 Mar 2022 05:10 AM PDT https://amsat-uk.org/2022/03/17/amateur-radio-payload-for-the-tiangong-space-station/

    Artists impression of the Tiangong Space Station in October 2021

    The IARU satellite frequency coordination panel report an application has
    been submitted for an amateur radio payload to be hosted on the Tiangong
    space station.

    The coordination request says:

    CSSARC is the amateur radio payload for Chinese Space Station, proposed by Chinese Radio Amateurs Club (CRAC), Aerospace System Engineering Research Institute of Shanghai (ASES) and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT).

    The first phase of the payload is capable of providing the following
    functions utilizing the VHF/UHF amateur radio band:

    1. V/V or U/U crew voice;

    2. V/U or U/V FM repeater;

    3. V/V or U/U 1k2 AFSK digipeater;

    4. V/V or U/U SSTV or digital image.

    The payload will provide resources for radio amateurs worldwide to make contacts with onboard astronauts, or communicate with each other. It will
    also play a rule to inspire students to pursue interests and careers in science, technology, engineering and math, and to encourage more people to
    get interested in amateur radio.

    Planning a launch from Wenchang in Q3 2022 to the Chinese Space Station.

    Source IARU satellite frequency coordination http://www.amsat.org.uk/iaru/

    WRC23: 23cm band work continues in CEPT

    Posted: 17 Mar 2022 04:33 AM PDT https://amsat-uk.org/2022/03/17/wrc23-23cm-band-work-continues-in-cept/

    The Chair of IARU Region 1 Spectrum Affairs, Barry Lewis G4SJH, reports on
    the work being done in defending the interests of the Amateur Services in
    the 1240-1300 MHz band.

    On the IARU Region 1 site he writes:

    The 4th meeting of the CEPT project team (CPG PTC) tasked with developing
    the CEPT Brief for WRC23 agenda item 9.1b on 23cm band amateur service and
    RNSS coexistence took place during March 2022. The IARU R1 was present and provided a contribution to the working document. A summary report
    describing the contributions and the meeting activity can be found here:


    The meeting did not tackle any technical studies directly but the
    developing brief reports and summarises the activities taking place in
    other groups where they are being carried out. Updates were made to the background including a description of the work carried out by the amateur community in CEPT and ITU‑R with respect to resolves 1 of the WRC-19 Resolution 774. Further updates were introduced to describe the study work taking place in ITU‑R (WP’s 4C and 5A).

    The draft CEPT Brief will undergo further development as technical studies evolve in the wider regulatory community including both CEPT and ITU‑R. The next activity concerning this topic will take place in the CEPT arena
    (SE40) to progress the technical studies and the draft ECC Report.

    Source IARU Region 1 https://iaru-r1.org/

    CEPT CPG https://www.cept.org/ecc/groups/ecc/cpg/now4wrc23/client/meeting-documents/

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