[ans] ANS-342 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

E.Mike McCardel mccardelm at gmail.com
Sat Dec 7 20:35:38 PST 2013


AMSAT NEWS SERVICE
ANS-342

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
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Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to:
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In this edition:

* WD9EWK releases videos of working AO-73
* AO-73 added to LoTW list of recognized satellites
* South Africa ZACube-1 Tshepisosat Telemetry Requested
* New Award from The Star Comm Group
* Listening Help Requested for Trailblazer and DragonSat
* CAPE-2 Tracking Information Updated
* Successful Launch of NROL-39 CubeSats
* NASA Enhances 'Space Station Live' and Launches New Weekly Web
  Series
* NASA Education and Virginia Space Grant Opportunities Available
* See What You Are Missing if You Don't Receive Your Own AMSAT
  Journal
* ARISS News
* Satellite Shorts From All Over


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ANS-342 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 342.01
>From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
DATE December 8, 2013
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-342.01


WD9EWK releases videos of working AO-73

Patrick Stoddard WD9EWK has been working the new AO-73 satellite
from his back yard.  Most of the time, he has been using his normal
portable all-mode satellite station - two Yaesu FT-817NDs, Elk
handheld 2m/70cm log periodic antenna. On November 30 he replaced one
of the FT-817NDs with a Kenwood TH-F6A - using its all-mode receiver
to copy the downlink.  December 1 he used an Icom IC-R20 receiver for
the downlink.  He's used these radios in the past on other
satellites, and for some hamfest demonstrations on VO-52 Patrick had
used the FT-817ND/TH-F6A combination.  He has made a series of videos
(satellite audio combined with slideshows) from several AO-73 passes
he has worked.
They are available at:

http://www.youtube.com/va7ewk

One of the AO-73 videos contains audio from two passes, and is about
twice as long as the others which have audio from a single pass.

After working these passes, he is convinced that this new satellite
performs as well as VO-52, for both its uplink and downlink.  This is
a very good thing!  AO-73 hears very well, as long as you're careful
to match the polarization of the satellite's antennas.  The downlink
is strong enough to allow the use any of these radios as the receiver
on higher passes.  For lower passes, he will probably use his second
FT-817ND for the downlink receiver.  It is good to know that, at
least on the higher passes, there are lots of options for a downlink
receiver. On the same higher passes, he learned that he can cut the
power down from 5W to 1W and even 500mW.  High power is not necessary
to be heard through the transponder.

Patrick's next project with AO-73 will be using a FUNcube
Dongle Pro+ as the downlink receiver, for both the transponder and
telemetry, while working the transponder with an FT-817ND as his
transmit radio.  He reinstalled HDSDR and its ExtIO DLL for the Pro+
dongle on his 64-bit Windows 7 laptop, and it is working well. He
will be installing the FUNcube-1 dashboard software. Patrick has an
old netbook running Linux, and is curious to see how the dongle
works with that operating system.  His hope is to be able to use the
dongle and a laptop as the downlink receiver, without being wiped out
by the 5W signals from an FT-817ND.

If all is successful, he believs he will have a new combination for
his all-mode satellite station that he can use for upcoming
demonstrations. Using the dongle and dashboard software during
daytime AO-73 passes at hamfests would be something different, and a
great thing to show off to the hamfest crowds.

Patrick thanks all who worked on getting this satellite built and
launched.  "Even with the transponder on only for the nighttime
passes, it has been fun to be on a new satellite so soon after its
launch."

[ANS thanks Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK the above information]


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AO-73 added to LoTW list of recognized satellites

New version (Ver. 2.7) of configuration file config.xml now
available on Logbook server

Changed in config.xml version 2.7: Added entry for AO-73 (FunCube)
to list of recognized satellites

Please log into your LoTW account, click on YOUR ACCOUNT - Your
Certificates - download latest configuration file.

This will update the satellite list and accept AO-73.

You should be able to sign the QSOs with TQSL to make a TQ8 file
with those QSOs.

[ANS thanks Kathy Allison KA1RWY, ARRL LoTW Specialist for the above
information]


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South Africa ZACube-1 Tshepisosat Telemetry Requested

South Africa's ZACube-1 F'SATI Satellite team at the Cape Peninsula
University of Technology is looking for your support to collect
telemetry. They request radio amateurs to listen for the UHF beacon on
437.345 MHz. It will be a great help if they can log the raw data from
the TNC and send it to Leon at ldutsteenkamp at gmail dot com.

ZACube-1 will be going through a commissioning process for the next
two weeks to make sure everything works fine. Then the satellite will
be commanded into a spin, where after the HF antenna will be rolled
out. Only then will the team turn on the HF beacon on 14.099 MHz.

So far the team has tested the downlink and uplink, checked system
status, uploaded command scripts with nominal Results. Battery voltage
varies between 7.6 and 8.2 V, and on-board temperature between 12 and
about 26 degrees C. The telemetry also shows that the ISIS antennas
deployed on the first try.

The AMSAT keplerian elements bulletin released this week noted that
ZACube-1 is currently using Cat # 39417 KEPs (the same as AO-73).

[ANS thanks SARL NEWS Sunday 1 December 2013 for the above
information]


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New Award from The Star Comm Group

The Star Comm Group has a new satellite award called Got Grids?
that will be effective 1 Jan 2014. The award can be seen along with
the rules at
  http://www.starcommgroup.org/gotgrids.html

The rules for the 5in EM55 award have been changed to make it a
little easier.
  http://www.starcommgroup.org/5in55.html
This award is open to the world with the new rules. Example  you can
work 5 stations that have the award anywhere, without working anyone
in EM55 or any combination, say 2 stations in em55 and 3 stations
that have the award from any other state or country.

A 3rd award is in the planning stages , GRID MASTERS  rules and
design to come soon.
These awards are free. Donations to Amsat are welcomed. Please note
on your check  STAR Comm Group Award
We hope to increase activity on the birds.
Comments or questions  contact
 wa4hfn at comcast dot net  Damon
 wa4nvmat comcast dot net   Rick

[ANS thanks Damon WA4HFN for the above information]


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Listening Help Requested for Trailblazer and DragonSat

Have you heard Trailblazer or DragonSat?
Jin KB3UKS and Craig KE5VSH launched two CubeSats a week or so ago.
The first is Trailblazer and the second is DragonSat.  Trailblazer is
from the Configurable Space Research at the University of New Mexico
(KE5VSH) and DragonSat is Drexel University.   Our problem is that we
haven’t heard from our satellites yet.  There could be a variety of
different reasons.  First, the satellite didn’t survive delivery.
Second, our antennas didn’t deploy or third, we have poor ground
stations.  As you can imagine, I am hoping for the third.  I pasted
the TLE which is openly available on space-track and celestetrack,
below.   It is very close (I believe) to our birds.   If you have a
chance, could you please keep your ears open in case you might hear
us.
Please email any packets for Trailblazer to myself here at
craig.kief at cosmiac dot org and for DragonSat to Jin Kang at
kang at usna dot edu.

Thanks again most sincerely,
Craig


Trailblazer 437.425MHz, AX.25, 9,600  (there is another satellite
with the same tx freq as mine there as well).
On my packets, if you see C0 00 A8 84…. You will provide me with a
wonderful gift.  I beacon every 50 seconds

DragonSat 145.870MHz, AX.25, 9,600. Beacons every 30 seconds.

Trailblazer Maybe
1 39382U 13064C   13325.87382098  .00041511  00000-0  18318-2 0    39
2 39382  40.5103 239.5017 0004316 318.4599  41.5592 15.20995117   275

[ANS thanks Craig KE5VSH for the above information]


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CAPE-2 Tracking Information Updated

Here is a link to all information the CAPE Team currently has for
tracking the Satellite (Updated 12/02/2013). A program will be
released in the next few days to decode data.

http://ulcape.org/cape-2-tracking-update-12022013/

Frequency: 145.825 (varies due to Doppler shift)
Modulation: FM/CW
Beacon Interval: Varies Based on Modes (alternating ax25and CW)

Green Mode Interval: 2 Minutes
Orange Mode Interval 4 Minutes
Red Mode Interval 6 Minutes

Current TLEs
1 39380U 13064A 13330.07541444 .00010598 00000-0 47292-3 0 199
2 39380 40.5199 215.0588 0005267 335.2591 24.7901 15.21214750 922
* TLE is unconfirmed as official TLE for CAPE-2, but has yielded our
best results thus far.

On behalf of the CAPE-2 Team, we would really appreciate any data
you can relay to us on the satellite.

[ANS thanks Rizwan Merchant KF5BNL for the above information]


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Successful Launch of NROL-39 CubeSats

At 07:14:30 UT on Friday, December 6 a United Launch Alliance Atlas
5 rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 3-East (SLC-3E) at
Vandenberg Air Force Base on California’s Central Coast.

In addition to a classified satellite for the US spy satellite
agency the National Reconnaissance Office it carried 12 CubeSats four
of which have amateur radio payloads.

Justin Foley KI6EPH has made available this TLE for the CubeSats:

1 99991U 00000    13340.43204282 0.00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0  0006
2 99991 120.5031 227.3464 0297856 339.9554  93.2232 14.64196995000009

Further information on the CubeSats on the Atlas V GEMSat Launch
2013 can be found at http://tinyurl.com/ANS342-NROL-39-Cubesats

Space Flight Now story
http://spaceflightnow.com/atlas/av042/131206launch/

[ANS thanks AMSAT-UK for the above information]


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NASA Enhances 'Space Station Live' and Launches New Weekly Web Series

Starting in December, NASA will show the public the International
Space Station in new ways that will highlight all the scientific
research, cutting-edge technology testing and even the wonder of
living and working in space.
NASA is enhancing its daily NASA Television "Space Station Live"
program and beginning a new weekly web series called "Space to
Ground."

"Space Station Live" will continue to air weekdays at 11 a.m. EST
and now will be in a 30-minute format beginning Dec 2. It will
feature live views from the International Space Station, updates on
the crew's daily activities, enhanced content and interviews on space
station science and features on how that science benefits life on
Earth.

The "Space to Ground" web series will be available every Friday
beginning Dec. 6. This series will be a short wrap-up of the week's
activities aboard the space station that will showcase the diversity
of activities taking place aboard the world's only orbiting
laboratory. This video also will be posted to the agency's social
media accounts and can be shared and downloaded by the public.
The International Space Station remains the springboard to our next
great leap in exploration. The space station is a convergence of
science, technology and human innovation that is helping us learn
what it means to be a spacefaring people by demonstrating new
technologies and making research breakthroughs not possible on Earth.

To view "Space to Ground" beginning Dec. 6, visit:
http://go.nasa.gov/spacetoground

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information,
visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For media b-roll and resources on the International Space Station,
visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/stationnews

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/station

[ANS thanks Joshua Buck, Josh Byerly and NASA for the above
information]


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NASA Education and Virginia Space Grant Opportunities Available

+ 2014-15 Virginia Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate STEM
  Research Scholarship

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium is offering undergraduate
research scholarships of up to $8,500 to encourage talented
individuals to conduct research in science, technology, engineering
or mathematics, or STEM, fields.

Applicants must participate in an active faculty-mentored research
experience that aligns with the aerospace sector and meets NASA's
mission. Student stipends and research support totaling $4,000 during
the academic year and $4,500 during a summer semester are available.

These one-year awards are nonrenewable and based on student academic
merit, quality of the research proposal and alignment of research
with the goals of NASA and the aerospace sector. Underrepresented
minority students, female students and students with disabilities are
encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and enrolled at
one of the five Virginia Space Grant member universities: The College
of William and Mary, Hampton University, Old Dominion University,
University of Virginia and Virginia Tech.

The deadline for submitting applications is Feb.10, 2014.

For more information, visit http://vsgc.odu.edu/sf/undergrad/.

+ Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate STEM Research Fellowship

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium's Graduate STEM Research
Fellowship Program provides fellowships of $5,000 in add-on support
to graduate students to supplement and enhance basic research
support. The objective of this science, technology, engineering and
mathematics, or STEM, research fellowship opportunity is to encourage
talented individuals to pursue careers in STEM industries that
support NASA's mission.

Participants in the Graduate STEM Research Fellowship Program must
take part in an active faculty-mentored research experience that
aligns with the aerospace sector and meets NASA's mission. Awards are
made annually and are renewable for one year for students making
satisfactory academic and research progress.

This is a competitive fellowship program, and awards are based on
merit recognizing high academic achievement and promise.
Underrepresented minority students, female students and students with
disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S.
citizens and enrolled at one of the five Virginia Space Grant member
universities: The College of William and Mary, Hampton University,
Old Dominion University, University of Virginia and Virginia Tech.

The deadline for submitting applications is Feb.10, 2014.

For more information about this opportunity and to apply online,
visit http://vsgc.odu.edu/sf/gradfellow/.

+ 2014-15 Virginia Space Grant Consortium STEM Bridge Scholarship

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium, or VSGC, is offering renewable
scholarships to sophomore undergraduate students studying science,
technology, engineering or mathematics, or STEM. The STEM Bridge
Scholarships are $1,000 and are available to students who are U.S.
citizens from any federally recognized minority group enrolled
fulltime at one of the five VSGC member universities: The College of
William and Mary, Hampton University, Old Dominion University,
University of Virginia and Virginia Tech.

The STEM Bridge Program bridges students to future opportunities by
mentoring and guiding them to future VSGC scholarships and NASA-
related paid internships. The program encourages students to explore
how their majors can apply to NASA’s Mission.

This is a competitive program, and awards are based on student
academic merit, quality of interest essay as well as letters of
recommendation from current college faculty who can attest to
students' interest in STEM areas.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 17, 2014.

For more information, visit http://vsgc.odu.edu/sf/Bridge/.

+ 2014-15 Virginia Space Grant Consortium Community College STEM
  Scholarship

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium, or VSGC, encourages
academically talented individuals to pursue studies and careers in
science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The VSGC
is offering a limited number of scholarship opportunities to students
majoring in STEM fields at any campus in the Virginia Community
College System, or VCCS.

These $2,000 scholarships are competitive awards based on academic
merit for students demonstrating an interest in NASA's missions and
STEM-related careers. The VSGC strongly supports students in
technical career pathways who are preparing to transfer to
institutions of higher learning while developing the essential skills
for a competitive global workforce.

Underrepresented minority students, female students and students
with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S.
citizens and enrolled in the VCCS.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 17, 2014.

For more information, visit http://vsgc.odu.edu/sf/ccstem/.

Please email any questions about these four opportunities to
rkashiri at odu dot edu.

[ANS thanks NASA Education for the above information]


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See What You Are Missing if You Don't Receive Your Own AMSAT Journal

Membership includes the AMSAT Journal and discounts on purchases
made through the AMSAT store. You can see representative articles
available only to our members here.

To download your own copy of the sample AMSAT Journal articles
   ... go to http://www.amsat.org -->
   ... then Mouse over the 'AMSAT' Tab in the top row
   ... then select 'Join AMSAT' which brings you to:
          http://ww2.amsat.org/?page_id=1095

When you click on the blue highlighted link 'here' you will land
on a page to choose from two sample articles in PDF format.

These are brand new just released articles in the November/December
2013 issue of the AMSAT Journal. Other sample issues plan to be
made available from upcoming issues of The AMSAT Journal.

Follow the Join AMSAT links to sign up to receive your very own
copy of the AMSAT Journal - this is an exclusive membership benefit
in AMSAT.

While you navigate around http://www.amsat.org take a look at the
expanding content and updated pages. Hint: Click on the graphic
across the top of each page to jump back 'home'.

[ANS thanks the AMSAT Journal Team and Alan Biddle, WA4SCA for the
 above information]


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ARISS News

+ A Successful contact was made between Salisbury Middle Schools
Salisbury, New Brunswick, Canada and Astronaut Michael S. Hopkins
KF5LJG using callsign NA1SS. The contact began 2013-11-20 17 UTC and
lasted about nine and a half minutes. Contact was telebridged via
W6SRJ. ARISS Mentor was VE1WPH.

For the past several months, students and staff of Salisbury Middle
School have been working hard in anticipation of this wonderful
opportunity.  Most obvious was how the students continued to learn
and their excitement as they came together toward this common goal,
of which they are all proud.  In anticipation of the actual ARISS
contact, the students asked that it be proclaimed as “A Day to Space
Out”.  Activities began with the official launch showcasing a video
created by the students providing information regarding the event.
Also created by the students were weekly special segments featuring
the School's PodCast News Show which include short space related
videos, ISS News and current expedition Astronaut biographies.  The
students also enjoyed informative presentations from the Astronomical
Society of New Brunswick and the Science East Planetarium .  The
Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club will be transmitted from SMS on
November 15th, in conjunction with space related “Theme Day”.  One
creative student submitted an event logo which will be printed on tee-
shirts and worn by students as they ask their questions.

+ A Successful contact was made between Primary and Junior High
Schools Complex, Stobierna, Poland and Astronaut Koichi Wakata KC5ZTA
using callsign NA1SS. The contact began 2013-11-27 09:26 UTC and
lasted about nine and a half minutes. Contact was telebridged via
VK5ZAI. ARISS Mentors were SP3QFE and IN3GHZ.

School Complex in Stobierna is composed of two main school levels:
primary school and junior high school. The primary school attendants'
are six-year-old to twelve-year-old students, whereas, the junior
high school's students are thirteen to sixteen years old. The second
type of school puts more emphasis on Science (including Physics and
Mathematics). The students of these schools are interested in
astronomical observations, thus they are eager to take part in
special classes concerning such issues. Schools organized special
classes associated with the astronomical observations of the sky. We
organised a series of educational trips to places from which students
observed the sky: in the stars, planets and satellites. These
activities were integrated into daily school activities in the field
of physics and astronomy. Because many schools participated in the
project, we organized interschool competitions. Moreover school
organized a series of competitions related to astronautics!
For the youngest students there was a drawing contest, a contest for
older students, multimedia presentations related to space flight and
the history of the ISS.

+ A Successful contact was made between Primary and Junior High
Schools Complex, Brzeznica, Poland and Astronaut Michael S. Hopkins
KF5LJG using callsign NA1SS. The contact began 2013-12-03 08 UTC and
lasted about nine and a half minutes. Contact was telebridged via
K6DUE. ARISS Mentors were SP3QFE and IN3GHZ.

Students from the Primary and Junior High Schools Complex in
Brzeznica are interested in Science, mainly Physics. They attend many
additional lessons and educational projects connected with
Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, amateur radio communications and
satellite communications. They participate in educational trips and
tours. Teachers prepare lessons for students interested in astronomy.
The school organizes additional activities with the support of the
European Union, such as special classes involving astronomical sky
observation.

Moreover, the school prepared a series of activities related to
astronautics: amateur radio communications with the ISS, astronomy
classes and observation of the passing Space Station, art
competitions related to the cosmos and the space station, activities
for senior students concerning the life of astronauts aboard the
space station.

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule

+ Rakuyo Technical High School, Kyoto, Japan, direct via 8N3LR
  Contact is a go for: Thu 2013-12-12 08:44:10 UTC

+ Tochigi Science Lion Project, Utsunomiya, Japan, direct via 8N1ISS
  Contact is a go for: Sat 2013-12-14 07:07:42 UTC

The episode of Ice Pilots (Ice Pilots NWT Season 5, Episode 1, (Cold
Start)), which begins with an ARISS contact, can be viewed at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuY0IJDhnwY

[ANS thanks ARISS, Charlie AJ9N and David AA4KN for the above
information]


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Satellite Shorts From All Over

+ AO-73 is now be active on oscar.dcarr.org.
  (Source David KD5QGR)

+ FUNCube-1 / AO-73 Radio Communications Subsystem
  • 145.935 MHz BPSK Telemetry 30 or 300 mW
  • Inverting SSB/CW transponder 300 mW PEP
    - 435.150 – 435.130 MHz Uplink LSB
    - 145.950 – 145.970 MHz Downlink USB
  Source AMSAT-UK

+ Live Video Streaming from the ISS

  The N2YO satellite tracking website provides live video streaming
  from the International Space Station (ISS) alongside a track
  showing the position of the ISS over the Earth.

  The Ustream video from the station is available only when the
  complex is in contact with the ground through its high-speed
  communications antenna and NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
  System. During “loss of signal” periods, you will see a blue screen.
  Since the station orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes, it sees a
  sunrise or a sunset every 45 minutes. When the station is in
  darkness, external camera video may appear black, but also may
  provide spectacular views of city lights below.

  Live streaming from the ISS http://www.n2yo.com/space-station/
  (Source AMSAT-UK)

+ December Issue of SatMagazine is now online
  http://www.satmagazine.com/download.php
  (Source SatMagazine.com)

+ Radio Astronomy Magazine Available Online

  The Vol 1 Issue 2, Dec 2013 issue of RAGazine is now available

  The publication by the British Astronomical Association Radio
  Astronomy Group (BAA-RAG) can be downloaded in both hi-res and
  lo-res versions.

  Lo-res 4 MB
  http://tinyurl.com/ANS342-LowResRAGazine

  Hi-res 9 MB
  http://tinyurl.com/ANS342-HiResRAGazine

  Issue 1 is on the BAA-RAG site at
  http://www.britastro.org/radio/downloads.html

  Join the BAA-RAG Yahoo Group at
  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/baa-rag
  (Source Southgate ARN)

+ MCubed-2 heard, telemetry captured
  MCubed-2 is in orbit and working! Packets captured as the command
  team turned on beacons.
  http://exploration.engin.umich.edu/blog/?page_id=1830
  http://exploration.engin.umich.edu/blog/?page_id=1933
  (Source N8MH and DK3WN)

+ While representing AMSAT at the Tampa Hamfest in  Plant City,
  Florida, 7 Dec 2013, Drew Glasbrenner KO4MA, was able to complete
  a QSO via FO-29 with Patrick Stoddard WD9EWK, who was representing
  AMSAT at the Superstition ARC Hamfest in Queen Creek, Arizona.
  (Source Drew KO4MA)

+ European Radio Amateurs' Organization Winter Newsletter now
  0nline.
  http://eurobureauqsl.org/newsletter/
  Newsletter comes out quarterly, either in pdf format and as a
  website.
  (Source EuroBureauQSL)

+ December is YOTA Month

  After the success of the Youngsters On The Air events in the
  summer we decided that it’s time to do some more action !
  During the whole month of December several country’s will become
  active with YOTA as suffix for callsign.
  The idea for this is to break the ice for some youngsters and take
  the microphone in the hand.  As seen over the years the YOTA-group
  is growing fast and every week more youngsters are asking to
  participate.
  Let us all make YOTA populair in HAM radio and let us all help to
  put youngsters on the HAM radio train!
  You want to hear us on the air? Listen for Youngsters On The Air
  callsigns in the whole month of December!
  For more information

  http://www.ham-yota.eu
  (Source ham-yota.eu)


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73,
This week's ANS Editor,
EMike McCardel, KC8YLD
kc8yld at amsat dot org



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