[amsat-bb] AMSAT-UK Welcome Foundation Satellite Access

Trevor m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Sep 6 15:24:59 PDT 2006

AMSAT-UK Welcomes Foundation Satellite Access

The changes to the Amateur Licence announced in the October issue of RadCom
mean Foundation holders now have access to the Amateur Satellite Service. They
will be able to work through the many Amateur Satellites as well use the Voice
and Packet repeaters on the International Space Station (ISS). They can also
talk directly to Astronauts in space. All three astronauts currently onboard
the ISS are licenced Radio Amateurs and in their spare time operate the ISS
Amateur Radio Station usually on 145.800 MHz FM.

AMSAT-UK is delighted that the new licence will allow full satellite access to
Foundation holders. This will enable these enthusiastic operators to experience
the thrills and challenges of space communications.

AMSAT-UK would like to thank the RSGB for its support in regards to this
Every year AMSAT-UK runs a Satellite Beginners Workshop to teach newcomers how
to operate through the satellites. Now that Foundation holders have this
valuable new privilege AMSAT-UK can look forward to record numbers attending
the next workshop.

AMSAT-UK produces a newsletter Oscar News packed full of Amateur Satellite
information. For membership details contact the secretary Jim Heck G3WGM
Tel: +44 (0)1258 453959
Email: g3wgm at amsat.org 
Website: http://www.uk.amsat.org/ 


73 Trevor M5AKA

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