[ans] ANS-288 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

JoAnne K9JKM k9jkm at comcast.net
Sun Oct 15 00:03:25 UTC 2017


AMSAT NEWS SERVICE
ANS-288

The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and infor-
mation 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://www.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:
ans-editor at amsat.org.

In this edition:

* 2017 AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual Meeting is Coming Soon!
* NASA JPSS-1 and ELaNa XIV/RadFxSat/Fox-1B Launch Briefings and Events
* Scientific American Magazine Interviews KD2BHC
* FalconSAT-3 Operating Guides Posted
* WSJT-X FT8 QSO Confirmed Between W2JAZ and W5RKN on FO-29
* Announcing the 2017-18 European Astro Pi Challenge
* U.K. OFCOM Satellite Regulation Workshop
* Send Your Name to Mars - Earn NASA 'Frequent Flier' Points
* Satellite DX Updates
* Satellite News From South Africa
* HamVideo Active for ARISS Italian School Contacts on October 20
* Satellite Shorts From All Over


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ANS-288 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 288.01
 From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
DATE October 15, 2017
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-288.01

2017 AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual Meeting is Coming Soon!

The 2017 AMSAT-NA Space Symposium and Annual Meeting, October 27-29,
at the Silver Legacy Resort Hotel, Reno, NV.

Please note that you CANNOT register for the AMSAT Banquet Dinner
at the door.  You MUST preregister at the AMSAT store by Friday,
October 20, 2017.

The last day to register online at the Silver Legacy with the
guaranteed rate closed on Friday, October 13, 2017.

The last day to reserve a seat at the Area Coordinators Breakfast is
Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

If you miss the Registration Deadline, you may still show up at the
door and pay $55. There will be no late orders for the Banquet or
Breakfast as this has to do with the rooms and tables necessary.

Complete Your Symposium Registration in the AMSAT Store
-------------------------------------------------------
You can register for the 2017 Space Symposium, the Saturday Evening
Banquet, the Sunday Morning Area Coordinators breakfast, the Sunday
afternoon tour to Virginia City, and the Monday tour to Lake Tahoe
in the AMSAT store: https://www.amsat.org/shop/

Symposium Registration (including a copy of the Proceedings)
+ Starting September 15 -- $50
+ At the door           -- $55

2017 AMSAT-NA Space Symposium Schedule Posted
---------------------------------------------
The Schedule for the 2017 AMSAT-NA Space Symposium and
Annual Meeting, October 27-29, 2017 at the Silver Legacy Resort
Hotel, Reno, NV.

Check the Symposium Web Page for updates and new information as it
becomes available: https://www.amsat.org/symposium-schedule/

2017 AMSAT-NA Space Symposium Tours
-----------------------------------
The 2017 AMSAT Space Symposium will be held Friday, Saturday, and
Sunday, Oct 27-29 in Reno.  There will be two tours of the sights
around Reno offered after the Symposium ends on Sunday morning.

A description of the tours has been posted at
https://www.amsat.org/symposium-tours/

Complete tour information is available by paging through each tour
description and a link to purchase the tour through the AMSAT Store
is provided below the description. You may also purchase all
Symposium events at the AMSAT Store.
https://www.amsat.org/product-category/amsat-symposium/

[ANS thanks the 2017 AMSAT-NA Symposium Committee for the above
  information]

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NASA JPSS-1 and ELaNa XIV/RadFxSat/Fox-1B Launch Briefings and Events

AMSAT RadFxSat/Fox-1B will be launched as a passenger on NASA's ELaNa
XIV mission. The primary payload for this flight is the Joint Polar
Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1), the first in a new series of four highly
advanced NOAA polar-orbiting satellites, which will help increase weather
forecast accuracy from three to seven days out.

JPSS-1 and ELaNa XIV (including RadFxSat/Fox-1B) is scheduled to launch
on Friday, Nov. 10, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Liftoff
aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Space Launch
Complex 2 is targeted for 1:47 a.m. PT (4:47 a.m. ET, 9:47 am UTC) at the
opening of a 65-second launch window. Launch coverage will begin on NASA
Television and the agency’s website at 1:15 a.m. PT.

Visit the NASA JPSS-1 Briefings and Events page for a full description
of the JPSS-1 mission and a timeline of press and launch events:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/jpss-1-briefings-and-events

The ELaNa missions generally get discussed on the L-2 Day Prelaunch
News Conference and Science Briefing followed by CubeSat owner inter-
views.

As AMSAT approaches the launch of RadFxSat/Fox-1B, Jerry Buxton, NØJY,
Vice-President Engineering, compiled a playlist of the streaming and
recorded videos he made as we went through the final testing and qual-
ification of the flight model: http://tinyurl.com/ANS-288-Fox1B-YouTube

On a related topic the next AMSAT-NA CubeSat of the Fox Team is Fox-1Cliff.
Here are links to videos showing Fox-1Cliff's "ride":
http://tinyurl.com/ANS-288-Spaceflight-Video-1
http://tinyurl.com/ANS-288-Spaceflight-Video-2

[ANS thanks AMSAT Vice-President Engineering, Jerry Buxton, NØJY, for the
  above information]

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Scientific American Magazine Interviews KD2BHC

Scientific American magazine interviews radio amateur Zac Manchester,
KD2BHC in the article Breakthrough Sends Smallest-Ever Satellites into
Orbit.

On June 23, 2017 six tiny satellites were sent into low-Earth orbit
as secondary payloads on the Venta and Max Valier satelites that were
launched on the Indian PSLV-C38 rocket. These six satellites are
comparatively dainty, but punch far above their weight. Called “Sprites,”
each is a 4-gram flake of circuit-board just 3.5 centimeters on a side,
packing solar panels, computers, sensors and communications equipment
into an area equal to a U.S. postage stamp.

One Sprite apiece is attached to the outside of each mothership — the
Latvian Venta satellite and the Italian Max Valier satellite, the
latter of which also holds four additional Sprites awaiting deployment
into space as wholly independent spacecraft. Radio telemetry from minu-
scule magnetometers and gyroscopes on the deployed Sprites would then
be used to track the spacecraft as they shift, spin and tumble, to
better understand their orbital dynamics.

Signals on 437.325 MHz from at least one of the exterior-mounted Sprites
have been received in California and New York.

Read the Scientific American article at
http://tinyurl.com/ANS-288-ScientificAmerican
AMSAT-UK covers the interview at
https://amsat-uk.org/2017/07/26/sprite-satellites-deployed/

[ANS thanks AMSAT-UK for the above information]

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FalconSAT-3 Operating Guides Posted

As previously announced in the ANS-267 bulletins the Air Force
Academy satellite FalconSAT-3 is now open for amateur radio use
as a digital store-and-forward system.

FalconSAT-3's payload includes a packet bulletin board system
plus digipeating is enabled for live QSOs (unattended
digipeating operations is not authorized at this time).

Uplink:   145.840 MHz FM 9600 baud
Downlink: 435.103 MHz FM 9600 baud - 1 watt

Current Keplerian elements can be found in the set distributed
by AMSAT. More information can be found at:
https://www.amsat.org/falconsat-3/

Tony, K2MO reported that the current UZ7HO soundmodem with the
Wisp setup seems to be working with FalconSAT-3. This configur-
ation consists of the full-duplex version of Soundmodem and
HW-VSP-3. The software can be downloaded from these links:

HW VSP-3: http://www.hw-group.com/products/hw_vsp/index_en.html
UZ7HO HS Soundmodem v0.19: http://uz7.ho.ua/packetradio.htm
Wisp for Windows: https://www.amsat.org/falconsat-3/

Tony put together a quick start guide video for those interested
in running Wisp with VSP and a soundcard modem. The video is
intended to be a self-explanatory demonstration to get started
with FalconSAT-3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ahlA-bRb5A

Watch for updates posted on amsat-bb as Tony continues his exper-
imentation and refinement of techniques and technology to operate
on FalconSAT-3.

[ANS thanks AMSAT Vice President Operations, Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA
  for the FalconSAT-3 information and Tony, K2MO for the software
  description]

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WSJT-X FT8 QSO Confirmed Between W2JAZ and W5RKN on FO-29

Ron, W5RKN and Rick, W2JAZ described their experiments in using the
new, shortened TX/RX sequences, weak signal protocol, FT8, to deter-
mine if this mode could be used on satellites. FT8 is operationally
similar to the older protocols but four times faster (15-second T/R
sequences) and less sensitive by a few dB.

Ron posited it might work near AOS or LOS where the Doppler correct-
ions are small. Ron's configuration was made up of a Flex-6500 with
two DEMI transverters running SmartSDR, SatPC32, FlexSATPC, and WSJT-X.
Rick’s is a Flex-5000 with U/V module, running PowerSDR, SatPC32,
FlexSATPC, and WSJT-X.

Ron described the test, "After a couple runs on AO-7 without success,
we tried again tonight on the 0220Z (14 Oct) pass of FO-29. I started
out at my AOS calling CQ W5RKN EM10. After several transmissions without
success, the reply W5RKN W2JAZ FN29 popped up on the screen. Then
followed the usual signal report, RRR and 73 transmissions."

Rick and Ron are interested in hearing about other’s experiences
with WSJT-X contacts.

[ANS thanks Ron, W5RKN for the above information]

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Announcing the 2017-18 European Astro Pi Challenge

Astro Pi is back! Today we’re excited to announce the 2017-18
European Astro Pi challenge in partnership with the European
Space Agency (ESA). We are searching for the next generation
of space scientists.

Astro Pi is an annual science and coding challenge where student-
written code is run on the International Space Station under the
oversight of an ESA astronaut. It is open to students from all
22 ESA member countries, including — for the first time — asso-
ciate members Canada and Slovenia.

Watch the announcement video at:
https://youtu.be/yjll_4JY98g

This year’s challenge includes a brand-new non-competitive mission,
in which participants are guaranteed to have their code run on the
ISS for 30 seconds!

MISSION ZERO

For teachers and students who are keen to take part but who don’t
have the capacity to carry out an in-depth project, we wanted to
provide an accessible activity that teams can complete in just
one session.

So we came up with Mission Zero for young people no older than 14.
To complete it, form a team of two to four people and use our step-
by-step guide to help you write a simple Python program that shows
your personal message and the ambient temperature on the Astro Pi.
If you adhere to a few rules, your code is guaranteed to run in
space for 30 seconds, and you’ll receive a certificate showing the
exact time period during which your code has run in space. No special
hardware is needed for this mission, since everything is done in a
web browser. Mission Zero is open until 26 November 2017!

MISSION SPACE LAB

Students aged up to 19 can take part in Mission Space Lab. Form a
team of two to six people, and work like real space scientists to
design your own experiment. Receive free kit to work with, and write
the Python code to carry out your experiment.

There are two themes for Mission Space Lab teams to choose from
for their projects:

Life in space
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+ You will make use of Astro Pi Vis (“Ed”) in the European Columbus
    module. You can use all of its sensors, but you cannot record images
    or videos.

Life on Earth
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+ You will make use of Astro Pi IR (“Izzy”), which will be aimed
    towards the Earth through a window. You can use all of its
    sensors and its camera.

The Astro Pi kit, delivered to Space Lab teams by ESA. If you achieve
flight status, your code will be uploaded to the ISS and run for three
hours (two orbits). All the data that your code records in space will
be downloaded and returned to you for analysis. Then submit a short
report on your findings to be in with a chance to win exclusive,
money-can’t-buy prizes! You can also submit your project for a Bronze
CREST Award.

Mission Space Lab registration is open until 29 October 2017, and
accepted teams will continue to spring 2018.

To find out more and get started visit the Astro-Pi web page:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/announcing-2017-18-astro-pi/

[ANS thanks raspberrypi.org for the above information]

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U.K. OFCOM Satellite Regulation Workshop

For satellite builders in the U.K. OFCOM is running a workshop
on Satellite Regulation on Friday 3rd November in conjunction
with the UK Space Agency.

The workshop is a one day introduction to the regulations you
need to know about to get your satellite project off the ground.
Which regulations apply to satellites and why? Who regulates what?
How to engage with regulators and how they can help you ... plus
step-by-step guidance on what to do when.

Topics covered:
+ Spectrum licensing for satellite earth stations
+ Making a satellite filing to get your satellite’s
   spectrum use internationally recognised
+ Licensing your satellite under the Outer Space Act

OFCOM would be very keen to encourage universities either teaching
satellite regulation as part of their courses or building cubesats
within their research teams to participate in this session. The
event is free to attend and will be held at OFCOM’s offices in
London and there will also be time for one-to-one meetings.

An informational flyer can be downloaded here:
http://tinyurl.com/ANS-288-Ofcom-meeting
Email satellite.event at ofcom.org.uk to register your interest.

[ANS thanks the U.K. CubeSat Forum and U.K. OFCOM for the above
information]

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Send Your Name to Mars - Earn NASA 'Frequent Flier' Points

NASA is offering the public an opportunity to send your name to Mars
on a chip aboard the InSight Mars landing mission currently scheduled
for 2018.

To submit your name and sign up visit:
https://mars.nasa.gov/participate/send-your-name/insight/
Last Day to Submit: November 1, 2017 (11:59 p.m. ET)

Launch May 2018
Landing November 2018

A related story on Marsdaily.com describes the frequent flier program plus
more information about the InSight mission:
http://tinyurl.com/ANS-288-MarsDaily

When it lands on Mars in November of 2018, NASA's InSight lander will be
carrying several science instruments - along with hundreds of thousands
of names from members of the public.

This fly-your-name opportunity comes with "frequent flier" points
reflecting an individual's personal participation in NASA's exploration
of Mars. These points span multiple missions and multiple decades.
Participants who sent their names on the previous InSight opportunity
in 2015 can download a "boarding pass" and see their "frequent flier"
miles.

As part of this frequent flier program, a chip carrying the names of 1.38
million people also flew aboard the first flight of NASA's Orion spacecraft
in 2014. NASA is building Orion to carry astronauts to deep space
destinations that will enable future missions to Mars.

After InSight, the next opportunity to earn frequent flier points will be
NASA's Exploration Mission-1, the first flight bringing together the Space
Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft to travel thousands of miles
beyond the Moon in preparation for human missions to Mars and beyond.

[ANS thanks NASA InSight and Marsdaily.com for the above information]

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Satellite DX Updates

5K0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND (Update). Members of the Grupo Yaguarete DX, who
postponed their DXpedition (which was scheduled between October and
November) to Sint Martin due to the extreme damage by hurricane Irma,
have now re-scheduled to be active as 5K0T from San Andres Island (NA-033)
between November 12-26th. Operators mentioned are Joe/LU1FM (Team Leader),
Dan/LU9FHF, Andy/LU2JCW, Wally/LU3FMD, Fer/LU6FOV and Bob/KK6EK. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters, using CW, SSB, Digital modes (PSK31 and FT8)
and the Satellites. They plan to have 3 HF stations and one satellite
station on the air. Complete list of equipment is available on QRZ.com.
QSL via LU1FM. The 5K0T DXpedition will be officially supported by the
Cordell Expedition's DXA3 logging system <www.dxa3.org>. For more details
and updates, see:       http://tarjetasqsl.com.ar/5k0t/index.html


HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (Update). An Argentinian group will be active as
HC8LU from San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos Islands between November
29th and December 8th. Operators mentioned are Alejandro/LU8YD, Alejandro/
LU9VEA, Mario/LU7VB and Patricio/LU3YK. Pilot stations are Sergio/LU7YS
and Javier/LU5FF. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using mainly SSB and
the Digital modes (WSPR, JT65, FT8, PSK31). There will also operations on
the satellites (LEO, FM and SSB). Their stations: 2x IC-7000 and home-made
5 elements VHF and 7 elements UHF antennas. QSL via IK2DUW. Visit their
Blog page for updates, at:        https://hc8lu.blogspot.com.ar
Any donations are greatly appreciated. Paypal accounts:
                               lu8ydnenquen at hotmail.com
                               hc8lu.2017 at gmail.com

PJ4, BONAIRE (Satellite Op). David, NA2AA, will be operating as PJ4/NA2AA
from Bonaire between October 22nd and November 3rd. It is believed this
is the first satellite operation from Bonaire since it became a new DXCC
country on 10/10/2010. The operation will be from PJ4G, Radio Mountain
Bonaire, located in grid FK52tf. He will be very active with emphasis
on the linear satellites FO-29 and the XW-2 s. QSL to PJ4/NA2AA via LoTW.

[ANS thanks Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1333 for the above information]

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Satellite News From South Africa

1. AMSATSA On-Target for October 21 BACAR Test Flight

    AMSATSA continued work this past week with integration of the various
    modules including the on-board computer and the transponder being
    integrated into the space frame. No solar panels will be flown as a
    precautionary measure as solar panels are expensive and could be
    severely damaged on the landing. Kletskous will be powered by a
    battery for this test flight.

    Uplink:   435.145 MHz NBFM
    Downlink: 145.870 MHz NBFM
    Maximum uplink power is 5 watt EIRP.
    DO NOT USE HIGHER POWER

    The BACAR balloon flight with the Kletskous transponder is scheduled to
    be launched on 21 October 2017 at 09:00 from an airfield near Secunda.

    Kletskous is a crowd funded project. Please become part of the project
    by donating to the Kletskous fund. Details and regular updates can be
    found on www.amsatsa.org.za. All donors are acknowledged on the website.

    Another interesting payload on BACAR is a XinaBox (pronounce 
X-in-a-box)
    satellite. XinaBox is a rapid IoT and electronics development solution,
    without the requirement of soldering, wiring or other hardware 
knowledge
    ... just coding! Ben Dixon, one of the developers of the XINABOX system
    hails from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and joined MEDO
    Space to assist with their STEM programme. This led to the development
    of XinaBox. Ben and his team have been flying projects on party 
balloons
    reaching somewhere around 8000 metres but on 21 October 2017 they will
    take their project to near space with BACAR 5 arranged by the Secunda
    Amateur Radio Club.

    The core of the satellite is the CR03 Lora Radio operating on 915 MHz.
    It is also equipped with a CPU to handle all the communication and runs
    the flight software. The module is based around the RFM96W chip trans-
    ceiver featuring the LoRa TM providing ultra-long range spread spectrum
    communication. The CR03 is connected with a PB04, a smart battery solu-
    tion which will also measure the battery voltage and current. A number
    of other sensors will be included in the array. The SWO-1, which is
    based on the BME28, measures temperature, humidity and pressure. Other
    sensors measure UVA, UVB and acceleration. On the ground the XinaBox
    team will be using a CW01 module, a Wi-Fi processor which will be
    handling all the data and write the information to a kibana server.

2. SDR Workshop in Cape Town

    AMSAT SA will be holding a SDR workshop in Cape Town at the Cape
    Peninsula University of Technology Bellville campus on Saturday 4 Nov-
    ember 2017. Booking for this event has opened. For details and a book-
    ing form visit www.amsatsa.org.za. The programme features a description
    of the software employed together with a walk through of the installa-
    tion process on a PC or a laptop. Applications, such as general signal
    reception and the download and display of weather satellite data on the
    PC will be discussed.

    A VHF dongle and a memory stick with software can be ordered on the 
book-
    ing form. All orders will only be available at the workshop and no 
deliv-
    ery by post is available. The closing date for bookings and payment is
    27 October 2017.

    The SDR workshop in Johannesburg will be held on 18 November at the
    National Amateur Radio Centre. Full details will be available during
    next week. Both workshops are presented by AMSAT SA in cooperation with
    the South African Radio League. Members of both organisation will enjoy
    member discounts.

  [ANS thanks the SARL weekly news in English 2017-10-7 for the above
   information]

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HamVideo Active for ARISS Italian School Contacts on October 21

Daniel Cussen, EI9FHB says the HamVideo aboard the ISS is planned to
be active for these school contacts on October 20:

“A.Gramsci-N.Pende”, Noicattaro,  Italy and Istituto Comprensivo
“Tauro – Viterbo”, Castellana Grotte (Ba), Italy  direct via IZ7RTN
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be  IRØISS
The scheduled astronaut is Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA
Contact is a go for: Sat 2017-10-21 14:23:14 UTC 86 deg

Istituto Scolastico Comprensivo “Nardi”, Porto San Giorgio, Italy and
I.C. Michelangelo Buonarroti,  Marina di Carrara,  Italy
direct via I6KZR and IQ5VR.
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled  to be IRØISS
The scheduled astronaut is Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA
Contact is a go for: Sat 2017-10-21 09:31:20 UTC 41 deg

Note there may be other 'surprise' HAMTV events from time to time,
during other ARISS school contacts. The radio in use for ARISS school
contacts is on a case by case basis, and if the handheld radio is
used, then HAMTV may be used with little warning. There was an extra
HAMTV event with the ARISS meeting in Rome this past week.

HamVideo operational status aboard the ISS can be found at:
http://www.amsat-on.be/hamtv-summary/

Ham Video downlink frequencies:
+ 2369 MHz
+ 2395 MHz
+ 2422 MHz
+ 2437 MHz
DVB-S modulation; Symbol rates: 1.3 Ms/s and 2.0 Ms/s
FEC : 1/2; NTSC format (SIF: 352×240 or D1:720×480)

[ANS thanks Daniel Cussen, EI9FHB and ARISS for the above information]

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Satellite Shorts From All Over

+ Reminder - November 15 deadline! The Amateur Radio on the Inter-
   national Space Station (ARISS) program is seeking proposals from
   U.S. schools, museums, science centers and community youth organ-
   izations to host radio contacts with an orbiting crew member aboard
   the International Space Station (ISS) between July 1 and
   December 31, 2018. See ARISS website for additional details on
   expectations, proposal guidelines, and the proposal form:
   http://www.ariss.org/hosting-an-ariss-contact-in-the-us.html

+ Sally Ride EarthKAM @ Space Camp's 59th Mission is open for
   registration. This be will EarthKAM's 59th week-long mission
   and the fourth of 2017! Mission 59 runs October 31 through
   November 4. Mission sign up is available and orbits will be
   published by Thursday, October 26. Educators can sign up and
   get their class involved up to the day of the orbit. Requested
   images should be available within 24 hours of the orbit. If
   you are looking for a project to do with the images, look at
   our activities page for some great ideas that incorporate the
   images. See: https://www.earthkam.org/ and the EarthKAM user
   Guide:
   https://www.earthkam.org/files/pdf/ISS_EarthKAM_User_Guide.pdf

+ AMSAT-UK tweeted that the RSGB video interviews of participants
   in the YOTA 2017 event show how amateur satellite communications
   feature in The Future of Amateur Radio:
   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNKNcaNpG1I

+ ARISS International is holding their Face to Face Meeting at the
   ESA Centre for Earth Observation or ESRIN in Frascati, a small
   town 20 km south of Rome. (via ARISS Facebook group)

+ Congratulations to Bob Liddy, K8BL for achieving VUCC Satellite
   as a roving station. Bob wrote on amsat-bb, "After 6+ years of
   casual Roving, I finally made it to VUCC-R Satellite! My friend
   John, K8YSE, who got me started on this, was the QSO that put me
   at grid #100 when he called me on SO50 yesterday at the EN72/73
   line. Thanks to John and everyone else that put me in their
   log on SATs to reach this goal. More to come since my joy is to
   give 'new ones' to fellow SAT Ops".

+ NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter – with support from NASA’s Solar
   System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) and the Lunar
   and Planetary Institute – are sponsoring an International Observe the
   Moon Night (InOMN) on October 28, 2017. Go to the InOMN website to
   find information about how to host, register, and evaluate your InOMN
   event, look for an InOMN event near you, and share pictures and high-
   lights from InOMN: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/observe_the_moon_night/

+ Congratulations to Mac Cody, AE5PH on his successful satellite
   presentation and live operating demo at the Richardson Wireless Klub
   on October 9. He had at least forty attendees and about half of them
   stayed for the live demo. Stations contacted included Fernando NP4JV,
   Glenn AA5PK, Jim K5ND, Bert XE1HG, Christy KB6LTY, Edward KK9EJ,
   Matthew KG5HVL, John K8YSE, Jerry N0JY, and Virgilio HP2VX. Working
   EN60 also netted a new grid.

+ AMSAT-UK says recordings of all talks from the 2017 Colloquium,
   October 14-15 will be posted on the AMSAT-UK YouTube Channel after
   the event at: https://www.youtube.com/user/AMSATUK

+ The DXWatch Blog posted an article, "Satellites: A New Horizon for
   DXpeditions" at:
   https://dxwatch.com/blog/satellites-new-horizon-dxpeditions

+ The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 VHF-UHF-μW Newsletter
   is available for free download. The newsletter covers the recommend-
   ations affecting the VHF and higher bands from the IARU-R1 General
   Conference in Landshut.
   The VHF-UHF-μW Newsletter 74 is at:
   http://www.iaru-r1.org/imag…/…/newsletters/Newsletter_74.pdf
   Previous editions are at:
   http://www.iaru-r1.org/index.php/vhfuhsshf/newsletters

+ The Ham Talk Live! show which is streamed on Thursday night at
   9 pm Eastern is also available for download as a podcast. This
   week Ham Talk Live interviewed Ken Goodwin, K5RG about the 50th
   Anniversary of the NASA Johnson Space Center Amateur Radio Club
   W5RRR and their Special Event station. You can listen on demand
   24/7/365.25 at www.hamtalklive.com; or a podcast version is on
   Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, SoundCloud, and iHeart
   Podcasts; and it's also available on YouTube.

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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 consider the tale of the scarecrow who
got promoted because he was outstanding in his field.

73,
This week's ANS Editor,
JoAnne Maenpaa, K9JKM
k9jkm at amsat dot org





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