• [ANS] ANS-149 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

    From Paul Stoetzer@21:1/5 to All on Sat May 28 20:07:55 2022
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    AMSAT NEWS SERVICE
    ANS-149

    The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and information service of AMSAT, The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation. ANS publishes
    news related to Amateur Radio in Space including reports on the activities
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    In this edition:

    * Call for Nominations - 2022 AMSAT Board of Directors Election
    * March/April 2022 Issue of The AMSAT Journal Now Available
    * Second ARISS Interoperable Radio System Installed On-Board ISS
    * Changes to the AMSAT TLE Distribution for May 26, 2022
    * INSPIRE-Sat 7 Coordinated by the IARU
    * ARISS News
    * Upcoming Satellite Operations
    * Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events
    * Satellite Shorts From All Over

    ANS-149 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

    To: All RADIO AMATEURS
    From: Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
    712 H Street NE, Suite 1653
    Washington, DC 20002

    DATE 2022 May 29

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    SAVE THE DATE

    The 40th Anniversary AMSAT Space Symposium & Annual General Meeting
    is scheduled to be held in Bloomington, MN on Oct 21 - 23, 2022.

    More information will follow in future editions of ANS.

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    Call for Nominations - 2022 AMSAT Board of Directors Election

    AMSAT solicits nominations for the 2022 AMSAT Board of Directors election,
    to be held in the third quarter of the year. The seats of the following
    three incumbent Directors expire in 2022 and will be filled by this year's election:

    Mark Hammond, N8MH
    Bruce Paige, KK5DO
    Paul Stoetzer, N8HM

    Further, up to two Alternate Directors may be elected for one-year terms.

    A valid nomination for Director must be written and requires either one
    Member Society or five current individual members in good standing to
    nominate an AMSAT member. Written nominations, with the nominee’s n
    ame,
    call sign, and contact information, as well as the nominators' names, call signs, and contact information, should be sent to the Acting AMSAT
    Secretary:

    Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
    201 I St SW Apt V336
    Washington, DC 20024 USA

    E-mail nominations may be sent to pstoetzer at amsat.org.

    The AMSAT bylaws require that the nomination be written and in the form specified by the Secretary. The Acting Secretary has elected to accept
    written nomination materials via mail or in electronic form, including
    e-mail or electronic image of a paper document. Fax transmissions cannot be accepted.

    No matter what means are used, petitions MUST be received by the Acting Secretary no later than June 15th. The Acting Secretary will verify the qualifications of candidates and nominating members or Member Societies as petitions are received, and will notify candidates whether their
    nominations are in order by the end of June.

    [ANS thanks Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, AMSAT Executive Vice President and Acting Secretary for the above information]

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    The 2022 AMSAT President's Club coins have arrived!
    To commemorate the 50th anniversary of its launch on
    October 15, 1972, this year's coin features
    an image of AMSAT-OSCAR 6.
    Join the AMSAT President's Club today and help
    Keep Amateur Radio in Space!
    https://www.amsat.org/join-the-amsat-presidents-club/

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    March/April 2022 Issue of The AMSAT Journal Now Available

    The March/April 2022 issue of The AMSAT Journal is now available to members
    on AMSAT’s Member Portal at https://launch.amsat.org/The_AMSAT_Jour
    nal

    The AMSAT Journal is a bi-monthly digital magazine for amateur radio in
    space enthusiasts, published by the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT). Each issue is your source for hardware and software projects, technical tips, STEM initiatives, operational activities, and news from
    around the world.

    Inside the Current Issue:

    * Apogee View – Robert Bankston, KE4AL
    * Educational Relations Update - Alan Johnston, KU2Y
    * 2022 AMSAT Field Day Rules - Bruce Paige, KK5DO
    * President's Club Recognition - Frank Karnauskas, N1UW
    * Progress Report: Curriculum Development to Accompany the AMSAT CubeSat Simulator - Paul Graveline, K1YUB, Alan Johnston, KU2Y, Frederic Raab,
    KK6NOW, Mark Samis, KD2XS, David White, WD6DRI
    * An EZ Lindenblad for UHF - Grant Zehr, AA9LC, Tom Planer, KJ9P
    * STEM Presentation to Bear Valley Elementary - Craig Bledsoe, KL7H
    * AMSAT-LU WSPR Beacon to Antarctica - AMSAT Argentina, LU7AA

    [ANS thanks AMSAT for the above information]

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    Second ARISS Interoperable Radio System Installed On-Board ISS

    On May 25, 2022, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev installed new amateur
    radio equipment on the Russian segment of the International Space Station
    (ISS) — a Kenwood TM-D710GA transceiver. The transceiver was delive
    red on
    February 17, 2022 on the Progress MS-19 cargo ship. Artemyev successfully dismantled the old amateur radio equipment and installed the new equipment. Tests are expected in the coming days.

    [ANS thanks R4UAB for the above information]

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    Changes to the AMSAT TLE Distribution for May 26, 2022

    The following satellite has been added to this week's AMSAT-NA TLE distribution:

    OreSat0 NORAD Cat ID 52017 (per Space-Track).

    The following satellite has decayed from orbit and has been removed from
    this week's AMSAT-NA TLE distribution:

    GASPACS NORAD Cat ID 51439 (decayed from orbit on 5/22/2022 per
    Space-Track).

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

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    Need new satellite antennas? Purchase Arrows, Alaskan Arrows,
    and M2 LEO-Packs from the AMSAT Store. When you purchase through
    AMSAT, a portion of the proceeds goes towards
    Keeping Amateur Radio in Space.
    https://amsat.org/product-category/hardware/

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    INSPIRE-Say 7 Coordinated by the IARU

    A 2U mission. The INSPIRE-SAT 7 satellite is a University project made by Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines (France) on behalf
    of
    LATMOS (UVSQ, Sorbonne Université, Université Paris Saclay, CNRS)
    . This
    satellite is a demonstrator to experiment new technology with a strong involvement of students. This satellite helps to experiment miniaturized
    remote sensing sensors that could be used in the multi-point observation of Essential Climate Variables (ECV) and ionosphere. The project is used for educational outreach for school. Students (PhD, master, Engineering school, …) contribute directly to the projects at different level. INSPIRES
    AT 7
    provides hands-on experience and training to students in the requirements definition, reliability and quality assurance, cost and risk management, design, construction, spacecraft integration and test, mission operations,
    and control of complete satellite systems.

    The INSPIRE-SAT 7 2U CubeSat embeds the following missions: 1) To provide a flight platform with functionalities open to ham radio community. An
    amateur radio payload (SPINO), which is a versatile telecommunication
    solution suitable for CubeSat will be available. Operating in UHF and VHF bands, it features tight integration with amateur radio service and the worldwide amateur radio community. The SPINO board features functions
    dedicated to the amateur radio community with a versatile digital
    transponder and a digital mailbox service. SPINO will be available in
    parallel of other mission according to the power budget. The goal is to
    make it accessible at least 30% of the time.

    SPINO is supported by the joint efforts of two nonprofit organizations: AMSAT-Francophone (http://site.amsat-f.org) and the hackerspace Electrolab
    (
    http://electrolab.fr/). SPINO operates in the Amateur Radio service bands,
    and features two full transceivers: - VHF: TX (+30 dBm) and RX 144—
    146 MHz,
    - UHF: TX (+30 dBm) and RX 430—440 MHz. SPINO will only work with V
    HF TX
    and UHF RX on this mission. 2) To provide the same FM audio transponder as
    the one used in the UVSQ-SAT mission, and open to ham radio community. The
    FM transponder will be available in parallel of other mission according to
    the power budget. This system will be accessible at least twice a month (UVSQ-SAT feedback). 3) Technology demonstration with miniaturized sensors
    for Earth, Sun and ionospheric observations. 4) Earth observation for
    climate purpose, Sun observation for solar physic purpose, Ionospheric observations for space weather and radiocommunication. All transmitted data will be used as open access. They will be used for pedagogic activities
    (STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), licence pro
    SIMIS of UVSQ students, Master NewSpace for Paris Saclay students open in
    2021, etc.). The satellite will be used for education purpose (hardware/software developments and trainings to satellite operations). Software to capture and performed data interpretation will be provided (aka UVSQ-SAT decoder). Twitter account available: twitter.com/uvsqsat

    Proposing a V/U FM transponder with BPSK AX25 telemetry at 9k6bps. Planning
    a launch from Vandenberg in Dec 2022 into a 550km polar orbit.

    **A downlink for telemetry on 437.410 MHz and for the SPINO payload a
    downlink on 435.200 MHz with uplink on 145.830 MHz have been coordinated**

    [ANS thanks the IARU for the above information]

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    ARISS News

    Scheduled ARISS Contacts

    Students and employees of SWGU, Kursk, Russia, direct via TBD

    The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS
    The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz
    The scheduled crewmember is Oleg Artemyev

    Contact is go for Sun 2022-05-29 15:00 UTC

    Amur State University, Blagoveshchensk, Russia, direct via TBD

    The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS
    The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz
    The scheduled crewmember is Oleg Artemyev
    Contact is go for Tue 2022-05-31 08:50 UTC

    Old St. Mary's School, Chicago, Illinois, multi-point telebridge via ON4ISS

    The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be TBD
    The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz
    The scheduled crewmember is Bob Hines KI5RQT(***)
    Contact is go for: Tue 2022-05-31 16:32:31 UTC 81 deg
    Watch for Livestream at https://www.osmschool.com/

    Moscow Autonomous Educational Institution "Lyceum - Engineering Center",
    Kazan, Russia, direct via TBD

    The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS
    The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz
    The scheduled crewmember is Sergey Korsakov

    Contact is go for Thu 2022-06-02 13:30 UTC

    Istituto Comprensivo “Losapio–S.F. Neri”, Gioia del
    Colle, Puglia, Italy,
    direct via IZ7RTN

    The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be IRØISS
    The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz
    The scheduled crewmember is Samantha Cristoforetti IZØUDF

    Contact is go for: Sat 2022-06-04 11:43:46 UTC 64 deg

    Matinecock District, Suffolk County NY Boy Scouts, Medford, NY, telebridge
    via AB1OC

    The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be TBD
    The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz
    The scheduled crewmember is Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS
    Contact is go for: Sat 2022-06-04 17:56:25 UTC 53 deg

    Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia, direct via TBD
    (***)

    The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS
    The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz
    The scheduled crewmember is Denis Matveev
    Contact is go for Mon 2022-06-06 13:25 UTC (***)

    ARISS Radio Status

    Columbus Module radios:
    IORS (Kenwood D710GA) – STATUS - Configured. Default mode set for c
    ross
    band repeater (145.990 MHz up {PL 67} & 437.800 MHz down).

    * Radio to be powered OFF to support COL experiment on May 26. OFF about
    08:15, ON about 10:55 UTC
    * Radio to be powered OFF to support Progress 79 undocking on June 01. OFF
    May 31 about 18:15, ON June 01 about 10:40 UTC
    * Radio to be powered OFF to support Progress 81 docking on June 03. OFF
    June 03 about 18:15, ON June 04 about 09:55UTC
    * Radio to be powered OFF to support COL experiment on June 07. OFF about 10:45, ON about 14:50 UTC

    Capable of supporting USOS scheduled voice contacts, packet and voice
    repeater ops.

    Service Module radios:
    IORS (Kenwood D710GA) – STATUS - Not Active. Default mode set for p
    acket
    operations (145.825 MHz up & down)

    * Radio to be powered OFF to support Progress 79 undocking on June 01.
    * Radio to be powered OFF to support Progress 81 docking on June 03.

    Capable of supporting ROS scheduled voice contacts, packet, SSTV and voice repeater ops.

    The latest information on the operation mode can be found at https://www.ariss.org/current-status-of-iss-stations.html

    The latest list of frequencies in use can be found at https://www.ariss.org/contact-the-iss.html

    [ANS thanks Charlie Sufana, AJ9N, one of the ARISS operation team mentors,
    for the above information]

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    AMSAT, along with our ARISS partners, is developing an Amateur
    Radio package, including two-way communication capability, to
    be carried on-board Gateway in lunar orbit.

    Support AMSAT's projects today at https://www.amsat.org/donate/

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    Upcoming Satellite Operations

    Quick Hits:

    W8MTB: Wednesday, June 1, I will be in a few different grids in the UP; operating FM satellites only. I’m planning on being in EN66 for AO-
    91 and
    SO-50 in the morning, not sure what grid for PO-101, and EN75 for SO-50
    later in the evening. Please DM me if you need one of the grids.

    M1DDD/ Activity from IO94 this Sunday 29 May. Probably a couple 2-3 hr
    sessions (family visit). Might nip out early evening Sat 28th circa 1700GMT too. Play it by ear.

    W3IPA: EN81, May 28th & 29th he will be in EN81. He’ll aim for as m
    any FM
    passes as I can. I’ll attempt some linear. Passes will be posted ni
    ght
    before the 28th.

    KE0PBR: EN46, I will be in EN46 on Saturday 5/28, will be on Sats holiday style. But you can DM me for a sched and I can get it done. @KE0PBR

    KC1MEB & Nu1U: FN33. We have not come out with a Schedule or exact dates, somewhere between the 27th and 29th of May.

    Adrian (AA5UK) is heading back to the Cayman Islands after several years
    now that COVID travel restrictions have been lifted. He will be operating
    as ZF2AE/ZF8 from Little Cayman May 29 – June 2 (EK99WP) and from G
    rand
    Cayman as ZF2AE from June 2-June 3 (EK99HI). These locations favor the
    west and any contacts with EU will be a challenge. Gear will be FT-1634
    with Alaskan Arrow antenna. I may be able to rent a car on Little Cayman
    (very $$$) for an afternoon and operate from FK09. This is TBD due to
    holiday style schedule and not guaranteed. Please follow me on Twitter
    @ZF2AE and @AA5UK for latest updates. QSL Direct (SASE for US, $2 for International QSL, and/or LOTW preferred. eQSL no longer accepted)

    WL7T: EL84, June 24-27

    Wl7T: I locked EL58 in for June 29, 30, and July 1. I plan to work 6 meters
    for the majority of the time with sat passes as requested. I am going to operate from a boat from around ~9 AM – 5 PM each day.

    W3IPA: DM42 vacation planned for Jul 30- Aug 6th will be on FM passes
    vacation style. I will be close to DM41 so might be able to work a
    gridline. Will post more updates closer to that week!

    N8MR: EN 57,67,56 8/6 through 8/13. More to come as date gets closer.

    Major Roves:

    AD0HJ Eastern Iowa Rove: Time for Mitch to activate several new satellite
    grid squares and green up some more #GridMaster maps. Next trip is planned
    for grids EN30/31/32/33/40/41/42/43 between June 2nd and June 5th. More information soon

    [ANS thanks Paul Overn, KE0PBR, AMSAT rover page manager, for the above information]

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    Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events

    AMSAT Ambassadors provide presentations, demonstrate communicating through amateur satellites, and host information tables at club meetings, hamfests, conventions, maker faires, and other events.

    Upcoming “How to Work the “Easy” Satellites
    talks are scheduled …

    WARA – Orange County CA – June 11

    Think a 90-minute lively, informative, and fun “How to Work the Eas
    y
    Satellites” Zoom presentation would be appropriate for your convent
    ion or
    club? Always included are overviews of the ARRL, AMSAT, and ARISS. And pre-presentation questions are solicited and welcome.

    Send an email or call Clint Bradford, K6LCS.

    Conventions

    + HamXposition
    August 27-28, 2022
    Marlborough, MA
    https://hamxposition.org/

    + 2022 Rocky Mountain ARRL Division Convention
    October 7, 2022 – October 9, 2022
    Event Center at Archer
    3921 Archer Pkwy
    Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007
    https://wyhamcon.org/site

    [ANS thanks Paul Overn, KE0PBR, AMSAT Events page manager, for the above information]

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    Get your AMSAT car flag and other neat stuff
    from our Zazzle store!
    25% of the purchase price of each product goes
    towards Keeping Amateur Radio in Space
    https://www.zazzle.com/amsat_gear

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    Satellite Shorts From All Over

    + Congratulations to Paul, N1PEB, on earning AMSAT GridMaster Award #44!

    + An M17 digital voice signal was successfully transmitted through the
    QO-100 wideband transponder on May 25, 2022. A video of the transmission
    can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?vBgDoIGMGM (Thanks to
    G4GUO)

    + QO-100's narrowband transponder now has a new multimedia beacon using
    fast data transmission in a 2.7 khZ passband. See http://dd1us.de/Downloads/Manual%20HSModem%20rev%202.03.pdf for details
    (Thanks to AMSAT-DL)


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    73 and remember to help Keep Amateur Radio in Space!

    This week's ANS Editor,

    Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
    n8hm at amsat dot org

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