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Oscar-51 (ECHO) Talk at AMSAT-UK Colloquium July 30 - Aug 1



An updated  programme for the AMSAT-UK Colloquium has just been put on the 
website see:
http://www.uk.amsat.org/
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AMSAT-UK are holding a Colloquium at the
Univerisity of Surrey, Guildford, from Friday 30th
July to Sunday 1st August.

This International Annual Event attracts Radio
Amateurs and Satellite Builders from around the globe.

Professor Colin Pillinger will be attending on the
Friday to give a presentation on the Beagle 2 Mars
probe. There will be guided tours of the Surrey
Space Centre and weather permitting a demonstration
of a Solar Thermal Propulsion System.

On Saturday there will be a presentation on the new
satellite Oscar-51 (Echo) given by the AMSAT-NA
President Robin Haighton VE3FRH.

Saturday will also feature a talk given By Graham
Shirville G3ZVZ on plans to set up an Amateur
Television Repeater on the International Space Station.
This will receive Amateur TV transmissions on 1.26 GHz
and relay them back to earth on 2.4 GHz. It is also
hoped to have an earth pointing camera installed on
ISS which would enable live video of the earth to be
transmitted.

The RSGB GB4FUN van which is equipped with a complete
satellite station will be onsite throughout the
event. There will also be microwave test facilities
and an antenna testing range available. The GEO group
will be running demonstrations of weather satellite
image decoding.

The University is within reach of both London-Heathrow
and  London-Gatwick airports, has good road access (A3)
and is next to Guildford Railway station.

Either 1 day passes or full 3 day packages with on-site
accommodation are available.

The event is open to all, for booking information and
full programme details see the AMSAT-UK website:

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

or contact Jim Heck G3WGM, Tel: +44 1258 453 959
E-mail: g3wgm@amsat.org
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Trevor M5AKA
AMSAT-UK

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