[amsat-bb] RSGB Microwave Manager to Attend International Space Colloquium

Trevor m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Jul 8 14:54:14 PDT 2007

“The Future of Amateur Satellite Spectrum”

AMSAT-UK will be holding their 22nd International Space Colloquium at the
University of Surrey, Guildford, England from Friday 20th until Sunday 22nd

There are no Primary Amateur Satellite allocations between 146 MHz and 24 GHz.
The Microwave Amateur Satellite allocations are only Secondary. This means they
suffer significant interference from other users including WiFi, TV Senders,
Galileo, Bluetooth, Zigbee and WIMAX. 

Additionally the existing microwave satellite segments are nowhere near the
areas used for weak signal terrestrial operation. This is undesirable in that
it can be problematic to construct equipment that can be used for both
terrestrial and satellite microwave operation.

The lack of interference free microwave allocations is matter of great concern
to the Amateur Satellite community so the presentation by the Radio Society of
Great Britain (RSGB) Microwave Manager Murray Niman G6JYB on “The Future of
Amateur Satellite Spectrum” is sure to be received with great interest.

On Saturday morning there will be a talk on the ESEO satellite. This is a
satellite built by students from across Europe. AMSAT-UK members are building a
435 to 2400 MHz linear transponder for the satellite.

The RSGB GB4FUN van will be present throughout the event to allow visitors to
work the satellites and an RSGB bookstall will be available on Saturday

On Friday there will be a special "Beginners Workshop" to show newcomers how to
use the many Amateur Satellites that are available.

The event is open to all Amateurs and SWL's. Either day passes or full packages
comprising overnight accommodation and meals at the University are available.
An online booking service is available for PayPal, Visa and Master Card
payments. Late bookings are still being accepted.

For further details contact Jim Heck G3WGM Tel: + 44 (0)1258 453959
Email: g3wgm at amsat.org 
Web: http://www.uk.amsat.org/Colloquium/ (see Travel for maps)


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