[ans] FW: [amsat-bb] ANS-200 AMSAT Weekly Bulletins

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Sun Jul 19 07:11:55 PDT 2009


 

AMSAT NEWS SERVICE
ANS-200

ANS is a free, weekly, news and information service 
of AMSAT North America, The Radio Amateur Satellite 
Corporation. ANS 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.

Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to:

ans-editor at amsat.org


In this edition:
* BOD Ballot Information
* Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD, SK
* OSCAR 5 In Print
* AO-51 Commemorative QSL
* Solar Eclipse 22nd July
* ARISS Schedule
 


SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-200.1
BOD Ballot Information

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 200.1
>From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
June 21, 2009
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-200.1

To All AMSAT Members:  You will be receiving  an envelope 
with  important AMSAT information along with your ballot.  
PLEASE keep and read all information except the  ballot  
- there is an error on it (It says vote for three candidates 
instead of four).  Within the next few days,  
we will be sending a new ballot in an envelope marked 
"corrected ballot".  The new ballot will be a different 
color and have the word "corrected" on the top.  
That is the one you need to return.


[ANS thanks Martha for the above information]

/EX


SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-200.2
Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD, SK

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 200.2
  From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
June 21, 2009
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-200.2

The Amateur Radio community has lost one of its ambassodors.
Walter Cronkite, amateur call KB2GSD, was a spokesman for the hobby. He
Narrated the "Amateur Radio Today" production by the ARRL.  The
ARRL has presented him with many awards.
His love of Space science and the NASA Moon Missions won our 
Admiration. His coverage of those showed his interests in technology. Who
Doesn't remember listening to those exciting broadcasts of the Moon
Missions?
Mr. Cronkite had won NASA's respect by winning one of their prestigious
"Ambassodor of Exploration Awards" given by them to the only "outsider" 
by NASA.
His contributions and support of Amateur Radio will be remembered
For many years to come.
Note: A prepared special 14 minute audio only tribute to 
Walter Cronkite hosted by Mark Abramowicz, NT3V, 
that you can download and play from the website at www.arnewsline.org.  

[ANS thanks William Pasternack, WA6ITF, for the above information]

/EX


SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-200.3
OSCAR 5 In Print

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 200.3
  From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
June 21, 2009
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-200.3


The Oscar 5 satellite built by Australian Radio Amateurs 
at the end of the 60's is mentioned in the latest issue 
of SatMagazine. 

The July/August issue of SatMagazine covers the Australian 
space program and mentions the work of Australian Radio 
Amateurs who built Oscar 5. The article on page 59 includes 
a picture of Oscar 5 which carried transmitters on 29.450 MHz 
and 144.050 MHz and was launched on January 23, 1970, into 
an orbit of 1435 x 1481 km with an inclination of 102.0 degrees. 

Ther July/Aug 2009 issue of SatMagazine 
is at http://www.satmagazine.com/2009/SatMag_JulAug09.pdf 

SatMagazine
http://www.satmagazine.com/
----

[ANS thanks Trevor, M5AKA, for the above information]
/EX


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AO-51 Commemorative QSL

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 200.4
  From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
June 21, 2009
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-200.4

 News release July 16, 2009:

AMSAT-NA will mark the 40th anniversary of the first manned 
lunar landing with a special event on AO-51. AO-51 will 
transmit a message commemorating the event Monday, July 20 
during evening passes in the U.S. and Europe. The message 
will be transmitted on the 435.300 MHz FM downlink and will 
contain a Robot 36 SSTV image as well as a voice message. 
A special AO-51 QSL will be available to those who copy the 
downlink. Send QSL requests marked "Apollo 11" with SASE to 
the AMSAT office at 850 Sligo Ave. Suite 600, 
Silver Spring, MD 20910.

[ANS thanks Drew, KO4MA, for the above information]

/EX

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-200.5
Solar Eclipse 22nd July

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 200.5
  From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
June 21, 2009
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-200.5


Solar eclipse is visible at Asia and Pacific on 
22nd July. Very limited area is able to see total 
solar eclipse.
Many amateur satellites pass above the solar eclipse 
area. Electric power generated by solar cells will show 
very interesting behavior under solar eclipse. How about 
collecting telemetry and ploting solar cell power condition? 
Temperature may also show interesting look.

I checked the telemetry transmitting satellite orbit 
around Japan. The following satellites pass above 
solar eclipse area.
COMPASS-1, FO-29, CO-66, CO-58, DO-64, STARS, 
PRISM, SOHLA-1, AO-27,  NO-44
There is something to be said for DO-64 condition. 
Will DO-64 stop transmitting telemetry under the 
solar eclipse?
If AO-27 store telemetry as WOD, WOD shows complete 
solar eclipse condition.

Let's try to collect telemtry under solar eclipse!

solar eclipse info
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2009/TSE2009.html


[ANS thanks Masa, JN1GKZ  for the above information]

/EX


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ARISS Schedule

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 200.6
  From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
July 13, 2009
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-200.6

1.	ARISS Contact Between Koichi Wakata and Mugegawa Junior High

On Saturday, July 11, students from Mugegawa Junior High School participated

in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with 
JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata, KC5ZTA. Wakata answered 17 questions posed to 
him by the students. Over three hundred parents and guests attended the
event, 
which was covered by five newspapers and a television station. 

2.	ARISS Contact Held with Technopolis, Belgium

An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact was held

between ESA astronaut Frank De Winne, ON1DWN on the ISS and TechnopolisR in 
Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium. The contact took place on Saturday, July 11
via 
telebridge station LU8YY in Argentina. Fourteen questions were asked and
answered 
as an audience of 200 looked on. Belgian astronaut Dirk Frimout was present 
and gave a talk on space. Three radio and television stations and two 
newspapers covered the event. The contact audio was fed into the Internet 
Radio Linking Project (IRLP) and EchoLink servers, providing additional
outreach.

3.	Successful ARISS Contact with Euro Space Center 

On Sunday, July 12, youth visiting the Euro Space Center in Belgium 
during Air and Space Day participated in an Amateur Radio on the
International 
Space Station (ARISS) contact with ESA astronaut Frank De Winne, ON1DWN on
the 
ISS.  The contact was made possible through telebridge station WH6PN in
Hawaii. 
Twenty-four students asked one question each of the astronaut in front of an

audience of 500 guests. The contact audio was fed into the Internet Radio 
Linking Project (IRLP) and EchoLink servers, providing additional outreach.

4.	SuitSat-2 Becomes a Satellite

The Orlan spacesuit that was to house SuitSat-2 amateur radio equipment 
was recently discarded on a Progress due to space limitations on the ISS. 
Work continues on the satellite hardware with plans to use a different 
configuration for deployment.  The Amateur Radio on the International Space 
Station (ARISS) team plans to meet delivery and launch dates for an EVA 
deployment in April 2010.  For more information, 
see: http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/index.php


5.	ARISS Satellite Meeting Held

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) U.S. team 
met in Phoenix, Arizona over the July 10 - 12 weekend. The team performed 
integration tests on various components of the SuitSat-2 hardware.  

6.	Astronaut Training Status

A training session is planned this week for astronaut Tracy Caldwell to 
prepare her for her amateur radio license exam. Caldwell is scheduled 
to fly with Expedition 23 in April 2010.

7.	AMSAT Videos of Dayton Hamvention Available for Viewing

The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) has posted videos 
taken at the Dayton Hamvention 2009. Several Amateur Radio on the 
International Space Station (ARISS) presentations are available for 
viewing.  (ARISS Status, Will Marchant; Columbus Module Antennas, 
Lou McFadin; SuitSat-2, Gould Smith; Spaceflight Participant, 
Richard Garriott) See:
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/information/videoNews.php

8.	ARISS News on Amateur Radio Newsline

On July 10, Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1665 provided a status on the 
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) SuitSat-2 program. 
To view "Ham Radio in Space:  SuitSat-2 Loses the Suit Part but will Still 
Fly," see: ftp://ftp.arnewsline.org/quincy/News-A/news.txt

[ANS thanks Carol, KB3LKI, for the above information]

/EX


73,
This week's ANS Editor,
Dee Interdonato, NB2F
nb2f at amsat dot org






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