[ans] ANS-202 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

E.Mike McCardel mccardelm at gmail.com
Sun Jul 21 01:22:05 UTC 2019


AMSAT NEWS SERVICE
ANS-202

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
satellites.

The news feed on http://www.amsat.org publishes news of Amateur
Radio in Space as soon as our volunteers can post it.

Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to:
ans-editor at amsat.org.

In this edition:

* AMSAT is proud to announce the relaunch of its AMSAT Ambassador
  Program
* Watch for ISS, SSTV Activity
* Nihon University Announces FO-99 US Operation Plan
* FO-29 update from JARL
* 2019 Mid-Year Fundraising Letter
* 2019 37th AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting
* Upcoming Satellite Operations
* ARISS News
* Shorts From All Over


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ANS-202 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 202.01
>From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
July 21, 20198
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-202.01


AMSAT is proud to announce the relaunch of its AMSAT Ambassador
Program

The AMSAT Ambassador Program is an opportunity for AMSAT members to
share what they've learned about amateur radio in space with others,
and, in the process, help inspire the next generation of AMSAT'ers.

AMSAT Ambassador Program Goals:
 - Educate other amateur radio operators and the general public on
   amateur radio in space related subjects.
 - Represent AMSAT by sharing enthusiasm for Amateur Radio in Space
   with others, whether at in-person events, practical demonstrations,
   online, or in written communications, and share AMSAT’s mission and
   vision.
 - Connect volunteers with potential members both in-person and
   online in a manner encouraging their affiliation by membership with
   AMSAT.
 - Offer personal mentoring and coaching to new enthusiasts either
   in-person or via online means such as email, chat, and social
   media.
 - Connect members and potential enthusiasts with proper resources
   at AMSAT when they seek more knowledge, volunteer to serve, or have
   concerns with the organization.

Become an AMSAT Ambassador and do your part towards making this
happen by informing people about the value of amateur radio in space
and encouraging their support and involvement.

Please visit the AMSAT Ambassador Program webpage for more
information: https://www.amsat.org/ambassador/


73,

Robert Bankston, KE4AL
Vice-President, User Services, Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
(AMSAT, Director, AMSAT Ambassadors


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Watch for ISS, SSTV Activity

ARISS SSTV activity is planned for various times during the week of
July 29 through Aug 4. As more specific dates and times are
determined, they will be made available at the ARISS website (
www.ariss.org) and at the official ARISS facebook page at Amateur
Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS).

[ANS thanks Dave, AA4KN for the above information]


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      New 2019 AMSAT Apparel Now Available on the Web

 Didn't make it to Hamvention but you want the latest in AMSAT
 haberdashery? The new 2019 tee-shirts, polo shirts and hats are now
 available in the AMSAT online store.  Browse the styles and sizes
 online and put your order in today at

    https://www.amsat.org/product-category/amsat-apparel/

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Nihon University Announces FO-99 US Operation Plan

Place     Operation Date AOS LOS    Max El
Washington DC    Transponder July 27 02:28:43 02:39:53  35.08
Topeka, KS     Transponder Aug 10 03:46:43 03:57:57  31.35
Denver, CO     SSTV Aug 24 03:30:20 03:41:50  50.01

All times UTC

Operation will be performed from 5 minutes before AOS to 5 minutes
after LOS.
Total operation time is about 20 min.
The operation may be cancelled if uplink is not received.

[ANS thanks Nihon University for the above information.]


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             2019 marks AMSAT’s 50th Anniversary
              of Keeping Amateur Radio in Space.
           To help celebrate, we are sponsoring the
            AMSAT 50th Anniversary Awards Program.
                Full details are available at
    https://www.amsat.org/amsat-50th-anniversary-awards-program/
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FO-29 update from JARL

"Analog transmitters of Fuji No. 3 (FO-29) have been suspended since
July 9, 2019. Currently, we are doing situation grasp and information
gathering, but we will inform you as soon as the situation is
understood.

If you have telemetry data after July 8th (UTC), please send it to the
following address.

[Transmission destination of telemetry data] oper (at) jarl.org

Thank you for your cooperation in collecting information on "Fuji No.
3" of many users.

JARL Secretariat Member Section Fuji 3 Telemetry Section"

Source: https://www.hamlife.jp/2019/07/17/fo29-jas2-silent/

[ANS thanks hamlife.jp for the above information]


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2019 Mid-Year Fundraising Letter

The following funraising letter from AMSAT President Joe Spier,
K6WAO, was recently mailed to all AMSAT members.

Please consider a one-time or recurring donation today.

Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)
10605 Concord St, #304
Kensington, MD 20895-2526 USA

July 10, 2019
AMSAT Member,

I am writing to provide an update to the membership on AMSAT's
activities and invite everyone to our 50th Anniversary AMSAT Space
Symposium and General Meeting, to be held October 18-20, 2019. For
more details, go to
https://www.amsat.org/amsat-symposium/. I hope to see you there!

It takes considerable volunteer effort and real dollars to keep
Amateur Radio in Space™.  AMSAT needs some important assistance in
the areas of User Services and Engineering. If you would like to
volunteer, please contact me at k6wao at amsat.org. You may also assist
AMSAT by making a tax-deductible contribution. AMSAT has several
fundraising needs. The daily operation of AMSAT is accomplished by
donations to the General Fund. This fund is also used to fill other
department needs. The other main department needs are the fund for
GOLF (Greater Orbit, Larger Footprint) 3U CubeSats
design/construction and ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International
Space Station).

AMSAT has had success in the launch of AO-92 (Fox-1D) in January of
2018 and the launch of AO-95 (Fox-1Cliff) in December of 2018. AO-95
achieved orbit and the beacon functions properly, unfortunately the
satellite's receiver is not operational. AMSAT Engineering and
Operations are trying to determine the cause of the issue. AMSAT
partnered with Spaceflight Inc. by contracting and paying for these
launches. Fundraising for Fox series satellites have not yet recouped
this expenditure, so donations are still being accepted. AMSAT is
expecting the launch of RadFxSat-2 (Fox-1E), our partnership with
Vanderbilt University, by no earlier than the end of summer. RadFxSat-
2 will launch on the ELaNa XX mission, on Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne,
and carry an AMSAT V/u linear transponder and radiation experiments
for Vanderbilt University. AMSAT is also partnering with several
universities to fly this linear transponder on their CubeSats. The
first of these will fly on HuskySat-1, from the Husky Satellite Lab
at the University of Washington, later this year.

AMSAT has been selected for two CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI)
opportunities for GOLF-TEE and GOLF-1. GOLF's 3U spaceframe is being
designed with versatility to add mission specific radios, power
supplies, and experiments. A series of GOLF CubeSats will provide
better coverage and a greater footprint will allow more coverage by
fewer satellites. GOLF also allows AMSAT to continue and expand
partnerships with universities, NASA and others. GOLF will also
provide for additional experimental payloads such as GPS, satellite
interlinking, and others.   Your donations help AMSAT keep GOLF-TEE
and GOLF-1 on schedule.

The first GOLF CubeSat, GOLF-TEE, will jump start the GOLF program
with a launch to LEO as early as 2020. GOLF-TEE will use Attitude
Determination and Control (ADAC) and an experimental 5 GHz /10 GHz
software defined radio transponder.

AMSAT will benefit by gaining knowledge as well as hardware for
future missions. GOLF-TEE also provides an opportunity to fly
projects that have been developed by AMSAT's Advanced Satellite
Communications and Exploration of New Technology (ASCENT) "skunk
works" program. GOLF-TEE will carry a Fox-1E design V/u linear
transponder and new RadFx (Radiation Effects) experiment like that in
AO-85 for Vanderbilt University, but testing FinFET technology.

GOLF-1 will aim for higher LEO orbit as the first official "Greater
Orbit, Larger Footprint" AMSAT CubeSat. Launch is targeted for 2020-
2021.

You may make a one time or recurring donation to AMSAT at
https://www.amsat.org/donate/.

As of this writing, the ARISS FundRazr has raised $33,250 of the
$150,000 for critical amateur radio infrastructure upgrades on ISS to
enable students to talk to astronauts in space via amateur radio.
ARISS is in critical need of this infrastructure update. Through your
donations ARISS seeks the following upgrades:

* Next Generation radio system will support easier radio mode
  transition, to enable new, exciting capabilities for hams, students
  and the general public including:

* New amateur radio communication and experimentation capabilities,
  including an enhanced voice repeater and updated digital packet
  radio (APRS) capabilities

* Slow Scan TV (picture up and downlinks) in both the US and Russian
  segments of ISS

* New multi-voltage power supply (MVPS) will support present and
  future radio capabilities and allow wireless experiments to be
  conducted

ARISS is building 10 Next Generation Radio Systems to support our
development, on-orbit operations, training and long-term maintenance.
This includes units on-orbit (2 units--1 unit each in US and Russian
segment), flight spares (2 units), training (3 units), testing (1
unit) and ground-based maintenance & troubleshooting (2 units). ARISS
has kicked off a FundRazr campaign for this initiative. The project
is scheduled for delivery by the end of this year.

AMSAT is also working with our ARISS partners to develop an amateur
radio package, including two-way communication capability, to be
carried on-board Gateway in lunar orbit. Stay tuned for more details
on this exciting project.

You may make a one time or recurring donation to ARISS by clicking
the ARISS Donations button at https://www.amsat.org/donate or
directly to the FundRazr at https://fundrazr.com/arissnextgen.

Help Keep Amateur Radio in Space™

Thanks! Joe Spier, K6WAO
President, AMSAT

[ANS thanks Joe K6WAO for the above information]


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2019 37th AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting

Please join us for the 2019 AMSAT 50th Anniversary Symposium, to be
held in the Washington, DC Metro Area on October 18, 19, and 20,
2019.

The Symposium venue will be the Hilton Arlington, located in the
heart of the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, VA. The Hilton
Arlington is located at 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington,
Virginia, 22203, USA TEL: +1-703-528-6000 and the reservation code is
AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation). Connected to the
Ballston Metro Station, the hotel offers easy and effortless access
to Washington DC's top tourist destinations like the National Mall,
Smithsonian Museums and historic monuments. The hotel is six miles
from Reagan National Airport and the National Mall. There are plenty
of restaurants nearby.

The Symposium will feature OSCAR Park - a display of satellites from
throughout the history of amateur radio in space - paper
presentations, and a banquet with speakers celebrating AMSAT's long
history, and other events. The AMSAT Board of Directors Meeting will
be held on October 16th and 17th at the same hotel. Two guided tours
are available. On Sunday, October 20th a bus tour to the Smithsonian
Air & Space Museum is available for $30 (max 35 people) and on
Monday, October 21st, AMSAT President Joe Spier will lead a day tour
to the National Mall via the Metro.

So please plan on attending the 50th Anniversary Symposium - you
will be glad you did and keep checking the AMSAT website for further
updates and information.

https://www.amsat.org/amsat-symposium/

[ANS thanks AMSAT-NA for the above information]


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Upcoming Satellite Operations

As of July 19, 2019

Remember to check out W3ZM On the Road for additional upcoming
activations!
Wyoming and Montana (DN62, DN63, DN64, DN65, DN54)  July 20-27, 2019
RJ, WY7AA, will be roving in DN62 and DN63 for the 16:00-20:00 UTC
FM passes, Sat. July 20th. On Sun. July 21st, he will work one pass
only from DN65, SO-50 at 16:58 UTC.  For the remainder of the week,
RJ will be camping in DN64, working holiday style FM and linears,
with one side trip during the week for a few FM passes from DN54.  RJ
will try to get word to Twitter when he plans to do so, but expects
to be without Twitter for the trip, and likely out of cell phone
range, as well. #unplugged

St Lucia, (FK94) July 21 – August 3, 2019
Frank, K3TRM, will be operating as J6/K3TRM from Gros Islet, St.
Lucia (FK94mb) between July 21 – August 3, 2019. Activity will be on
40-6M using SSB, CW, and Digital (RTTY & FT8) and satellite. More
info available on Frank’s QRZ page: https://www.qrz.com/db/J6/K3TRM
and Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/k3trm

CY9 St. Paul Island (FN97) – July 31 to August 8, 2019
CY9C will be on St. Paul Island July 31st through August 8th.  This
is an all bands/mode dxpedition, with EME and Sats as well.  More
info available at http://cy9c.com/index.html.

Florida Keys (EL95) August 4-11, 2019
Philippe, EA4NF will be operating from EL95 (Key Largo and Brickell
Key) as KC3NSG, from August 4 to 11, 2019.  FM and Linears.  QSL via
LoTW.  Keep an eye on Philippe’s Twitter feed for further updates :
https://twitter.com/EA4NF_SAT

Washington Invasion (CN96/96 & DN06/07/17/17) – August 9-10, 2019
Casey, KI7UNJ, will be heading North to invade the State of
Washington, August 9th and 10th. Keep an eye on Casey’s Twitter feed
for specific pass announcements: https://twitter.com/KI7UNJ

St Pierre et Miquelon (GN16) – August 10-18, 2019
A DXpedition is planned to St Pierre et Miquelon, August 10th
through the 18th. The team will operate as T05M will from Ile aux
Marins on 6-160m, but there is a possibility of some FM Satellites.
Keep an eye on their website for updates: http://fp2019.net/

Santa Rosa Island, CA (CM93) – August 12-14, 2019
Ron, AD0DX, is heading back to Santa Rosa Island, August 12th -14th.
When not distracted by the feathered-birds, Ron will be on FM and
linear satellites as W6R.  Keep an eye on Ron’s Twitter feed for
updates at the dates get closer.  https://twitter.com/ad0dx

6Y Jamaica (FK18) AUGUST 12-19, 2019
Philippe, EA4NF will be operating from JAMAICA (IOTA NA-097 – Grid
FK18) in Satellite with the special call 6Y4NF from August 12 to 19,
2019.  QRV Satellite in FM and SSB.  QSL via LoTW.  Keep an eye on
Philippe’s Twitter feed for further updates :
https://twitter.com/EA4NF_SAT.

Please submit any additions or corrections to ke4al (at) amsat.org

[ANS thanks Robert KE4AL for the above information]


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    AMSAT and ARISS are currently supporting a FundRazr campaign
    to raise $150,000 for critical radio infrastructure upgrades
    on ISS. The upgrades are necessary to enable students to
    continue to talk to astronauts in space via Amateur Radio.
     We have reached a great milestone with $33,250 raised
    or about 17% towards our goal. This would not have been
         possible without your outstanding generosity!!

          For more information and to DONATE TODAY visit:

     https://fundrazr.com/arissnextgen?ref=ab_e7Htwa_ab_47IcJ9

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ARISS News

+ 2019-07-16 19:35 UTC between Cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin using ISS
  callsign RSØISS and About Gagarin From Space.
  Performing amateur radio communication session with the 8th
  International Aerospace School. U.N. Sultanova rep. Bashkortostan
  Aerospace School of. U.N. Sultanova summer camp, Kalinovka,
  Davlekanovsky, Russia Contact was direct via  RZ9WWB.
  ARISS Mentor was Sergey RV3DR

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule

24th World Scout Jamboree, Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve, West
Virginia, telebridge via ON4ISS
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is Drew Morgan KI5AAA
Contact is go for: Sat 2019-07-27 18:27:56 UTC

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


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   AMSAT, along with our ARISS partners, is developing an amateur
   radio package, including two-way communication capability, to
     be carried on-board Gateway in lunar orbit. Support AMSAT's
         projects today at https://www.amsat.org/donate/

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Shorts From All Over

+ CAS-7B Launch July 25, 2019

Planned to launch CAS-7B at 05:00:00UTC on July 25, 2019, the launch
vehicle Hyperbola-1 will run for 862.0206 seconds and then CAS-7B
satellite will be deployed at 05:14:22.0206

CAS-7B(BP-1B)
1 99999U          19206.21831019 -.00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0 00001
2 99999 042.7339 008.2068 0013606 285.8754 218.2911 15.94575754000011

[ANS thanks Alan, BA1DU for the above information]

+ Tweet from AMSAT-UK

AMSAT-UK (@AmsatUK) tweeted at 2:28 PM on Fri, Jul 19, 2019:
#Peru: Holders of the 100 watt Novice (Class C) #AmateurRadio
license have been granted access to 144-146 MHz (previously just 146-
148) and the entire 70cm band.
They are now permitted to use the Satellites
https://t.co/lHMwcq0two#hamradio #hamr
(https://twitter.com/AmsatUK/status/1152314187344990210?s=03)

[ANS thanks @Amsat-UK for the above information]


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/EX

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
Office.

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
information.

73,
This week's ANS Editor,
EMike McCardel, AA8EM
aa8em at amsat dot org


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