[ans] ANS-059 AMSAT Weekly Bulletins

Lee McLamb ku4os at cfl.rr.com
Sat Feb 27 16:28:17 PST 2010


AMSAT NEWS SERVICE
ANS-059

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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.

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In this edition:
* Amateur Satellite Presentation at Edison Amateur Radio Network Meeting
* AMSAT Activities at the Greater Houston Hamfest
* AMSAT Preparing for Hamvention 2010
* Indonesian Amateur Radio Satellite update
* ARISS Status - 22 February 2010


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Amateur Satellite Presentation at Edison Amateur Radio Network Meeting

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 059.01
  From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
February 28, 2010
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-059.01

[Note: times listed are for the local Pacific time zone]

AMSAT area coordinator Clint Bradford, K6LCS, will be presenting his 'Working
Amateur Satellites With Your HT' multimedia 
session at the March 3, 2010 meeting
of the Edison Amateur Radio Network. All are welcome to attend.

"Tentatively, we have a pass of AO-51 at 5:40PM before the meeting," Clint
reports. "I'll be working the satellite from the AQMD parking lot if you'd like
to show up a few minutes early."

The club meets at the Diamond Bar AQMD building, 
21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar
CA  91765 - close to the 57/60 freeway interchange. Meeting starts at 6PM.

Attendees are encouraged to download Clint's four-page tutorial and radio
programming matrix before the meeting from ... http://www.work-sat.com

And Clint welcomes pre-presentation questions - call him at 909-241-7666, or
send email to ... clint at clintbradford.com

[ANS thanks Clint, K6LCS, for the above information]

/EX


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AMSAT Activities at the Greater Houston Hamfest

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 059.02
  From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
February 28, 2010
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-059.02

Greater Houston Hamfest 2010 in Rosenburg, TX will feature an AMSAT booth,
technical presentation and satellite demos.  Second prize drawing at Hamfest
will be for Kenwood F6A HT with Arrow antenna and duplexer.  Allen Mattis N5AFV
& Andy MacAllister W5ACM are organizing the AMSAT activities.  Listen for
special event callsign, KK5W.

[ANS thanks Allen, N5AFV, for the above information]

/EX


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AMSAT Preparing for Hamvention 2010

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 059.03
  From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
February 28, 2010
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-059.03

The AMSAT team is preparing for the 2010 Dayton Hamvention AMSAT Booth and
activities.  We are updating information about the AMSAT presence at Dayton
on the AMSAT Web site, follow the left hand navigation to get to the AMSAT
Hamvention area.  Those wishing to stay with the AMSAT contingent and
volunteering to work on booth setup/take down or in the booth itself are
invited to contact Martha to make your hotel reservations.  Additional
information about the hotel can be found under the Dayton Hotel 2010 link.
The Friday night AMSAT/TAPR Banquet will be at the same location as the
last three years, the Kohler Banquet Center.  The menu has been selected and
posted on the AMSAT/TAPR Banquet 2010 link.  TAPR will be selecting the
speaker for the banquet this year.
The team is looking forward to displaying AMSAT accomplishments, new
merchandise and talking with our members during the May 14-16, 2010 event.

[ANS thanks Gould, WA4SXM, for the above information]

/EX


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Indonesian Amateur Radio Satellite update

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 059.04
  From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
February 28, 2010
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-059.04

Wisnu Widjaja YBØAZ brings the latest news on the two new Indonesian
Amateur Radio satellites, LAPAN-ORARI and LAPAN-A2 which are planned
to launch in 2011. ORARI is the Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia.

LAPAN-ORARI will carry a 5 watt output FM voice transponder with a
435.880 MHz uplink and 145.880 MHz downlink as well as an APRS Digi-
peater on 145.825 MHz. It will also carry a green light laser for
attitude determination.

It is planned to be launched from India into a 650km orbit with low
(8 degree) inclination as a secondary payload with "Megha-Tropique".

LAPAN-A2 will use S band (non amateur frequency) for video surveil-
lance and the amateur frequency 437.425 MHz for telemetry.

Wisnu Widjaja YBØAZ was the responsible operator on the frequency
coordination request for the two satellites submitted to the IARU
Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination panel which was approved
on December 23, 2009.

Work on LAPAN-ORARI and LAPAN-A2 satellites is currently at the
stage of assembly and testing of components.

More information is available on these satellites at
http://www.lapan.go.id
http://www.orari.or.id
http://www.amsat-id.net
http://lapantubsat.org
http://www.amsat.org.uk/iaru/finished.asp

Vice Secretary General and International Affairs Coordinator and IARU
Liaison of ORARI, Wisnu Widjaja YBØAZ said, "Hopefully this information
can be useful for the member of ORARI and amateur radio throughout the
world about LAPAN ORARI and LAPAN A2 satellites.

[ANS thanks ORARI and the SouthGate Amateur Radio News for the above
  information]

/EX


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ARISS Status - 22 February 2010

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 059.05
  From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
February 28, 2010
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-059.05

1. ARISS International Team Meeting Held

The monthly Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Team
teleconference was held on Tuesday, February 16. A status was given on the
Columbus module as well as ARISSat-1.  The minutes have been posted. See:
https://www.rac.ca/ariss/arisstel2010-02-16.htm


2. ARISS News on Amateur Radio Newsline

The February 19, Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1697 included one ARISS news
item.  The “Ham Radio in Space” article was about astronaut Ron Garan studying
to obtain his amateur radio license.  See:
ftp://ftp.arnewsline.org/quincy/News/news.txt


3. ARISSat-1 Meeting Held

An ARISSat Design Review was held in Orlando, Florida on Monday and Tuesday,
February 15 – 16. Thirteen members attended the meeting and gave 23
presentations concerning the status of ARISSat-1. A write-up on the meeting can
be found on the AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) Web site. Links to
the presentations will be posted soon.  See:
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/index.php


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

/EX


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73,
This week's ANS Editor,
Lee McLamb, KU4OS
ku4os at amsat dot org




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