[amsat-bb] ANS-290 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins
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AMSAT NEWS SERVICE
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including reports on the activities of a worldwide group of Amateur
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In this edition:
* AMSAT RadFXSat Vibration Testing
* 2016 AMSAT Space Symposium at Sea Registration Still Open
* AMSAT SA Sponsors SDR Workshop
* Phase 4 Satellite Presentation at TAPR Digital Communication Conference
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ANS-290 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 290.01
From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
DATE October 16, 2016
To All RADIO AMATEURS
AMSAT RadFXSat Vibration Testing
RadFxSat underwent vibration testing for two of the three axes on Monday,
October 10 at NTS in Boxborough, MA. The X and Z axis were tested with Y
testing following on Tuesday and final testing completed on Friday,
Jerry Buxton, N0JY, AMSAT VP-Engineering reported, "All environmental
environmental tests passed. In the bag, another Fox in a Box ready for
A YouTube video of the X-Axis test is available
Remaining activities include the Mission Readiness Review in December
delivery and integration currently scheduled for early January 2017.
(ANS Jerry, N0JY, for the above information)
2016 AMSAT Space Symposium at Sea Registration Still Open
If you are an Individual attending Symposium on board the CARNIVAL LIBERTY
departing Galveston, TX on November 10, you must register to attend the
Space Symposium & Annual Meeting through AMSAT. Cruise arrangements made
through Carnival Cruise Lines does not include the registration fee for the
There are three options to register for Symposium:
-Complete and mail to the AMSAT Office the 2016 Symposium Registration
that was sent to all AMSAT members back in July along with the BoD
-Call the AMSAT Office (301-822-4376) and speak with AMSAT Office Manager
Martha Saragovitz ; or
-Use the AMSAT Store (store.amsat.org) by selecting the “2016 AMSAT-NA
Symposium Registration” link found under “Bestsellers” on the right hand
of the store’s main page.
Registration for the Symposium is $40.00 and includes a copy of the
“Proceedings” that contains papers written for the Symposium as well as
technical documentation that AMSAT is placing in the public domain. The
“Proceedings” will be available to attendees onboard ship. In addition,
registration provides a means to confirm the number of individuals in your
party planning to attend the AMSAT Banquet as well as an opportunity to
seats for the Field Ops Breakfast. Both meals are open to anyone
attend (AMSAT Registration is not necessary) and there is no charge for
event as food is included in your cruise package. However, by
many individuals will be attending, it helps to ensure that sufficient
is made available for each activity.
As the AMSAT Office will not be open after Monday, 7 NOV 16 through that
we ask that your Symposium Registration be received at the AMSAT office by
Friday, 4 NOV 16.
[ANS thanks 2016 AMSAT Space Symposium Committee for the above information]
AMSAT SA Sponsors SDR Workshop
AMSAT SA is holding a half-day SDR workshop in cooperation with the South
African Radio League at the National Amateur Radio Centre on 26 November
The workshop will include videos and presentations on Software Defined
a practical demonstration. AMSAT SA started a conversation with radio
interested in SDR and soon realised that there is a wider interest in this
developing technology in Amateur Radio.
The cost of attending is a contribution to the Kletskous development
fund with a
minimum of R20 to cover refreshment. For more details and to book your
visit www.amsatsa.org.za or follow the link from the League's home page.
[ANS thanks SARL weekly news in English 2016-10-15 for the above
Phase 4 Satellite Presentation at TAPR Digital Communication Conference
Gary Pearce KN4AQ has released a video of the Digital Communications
presentation by Bob McGwier N4HY about the AMSAT payload for a
AMSAT-NA is developing a “hosted payload” for a spacecraft that
Systems (MSS) of El Segundo, California, is under contract to design,
and operate for the US government. The satellite’s potential footprint
extend over the US from the Mid-Pacific to Africa.
The amateur radio payload will comprise a Software Defined Transponder
of supporting many different modes, including analog SSB.
Gary Pearce KN4AQ writes: We’ve been hearing about a Geosynchronous
for the Western Hemisphere for a while now, but not many details. In this
episode from the DCC, project leader Bob McGwier N4HY fills in a lot of
There’s no launch date yet, and maybe not quite enough info to start
your ground station (a ‘Five & Dime’ setup – 5 GHz up, 10 GHz down), but
start thinking about it.
Bob's Phase 4 presentation at DCC can be viewed at the following link:
[ANS thanks HamRadioNow and AMSAT-UK for the above information]
In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers membership in the
President's Club. Members of the President's Club, as sustaining
donors to AMSAT Project Funds, will be eligible to receive addi-
tional benefits. Application forms are available from the AMSAT
Primary and secondary school students are eligible for membership
at one-half the standard yearly rate. Post-secondary school students
enrolled in at least half time status shall be eligible for the stu-
dent rate for a maximum of 6 post-secondary years in this status.
Contact Martha at the AMSAT Office for additional student membership
This week's ANS Editor,
Lee McLamb, KU4OS
ku4os at amsat dot org
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