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Category: Space

News 23.08.2020

The Club has resumed in-person training and examination session, having received approval from the AMC. A full house-training session was held last week at the clubrooms, with an assessment date set for the 30th of August. Due to popular demand, a second and now third training day has been scheduled for Saturday the 29th of…
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News 08.03.2020

The Club recently received a large number of electronic components and wish to thank Alex & Margaret of the Tumbi Umbi area. The club is now swimming in a sea of Resistors, Capacitors, Diodes and an assortment of solenoids. Next Friday the 13th of March, the Club’s VK2RAG repeater will be relaying an international Space…
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Deployment of ham radio HuskySat-1 CubeSat expected soon

NASA report the Cygnus resupply ship currently docked at the International Space Station is expected to leave at 9:35 a.m. EST on Friday, January 31 Cygnus should then raise its orbit to approximately 500 km, where HuskySat-1 and SwampSat will be deployed. After deployment, HuskySat-1’s 1200 bps BPSK beacon on 435.800 MHz should be active…
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Meteor-M2-2 satellite ‘struck by micrometeoroid

Dan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday that the Meteor-M2-2 weather satellite may have been hit by a chunk of rock and radio amateur Dmitry Pashkov R4UAB was among the first to notice “The textbook operations of Meteor-M 2-2 wouldn’t last long, though, and as is often the case, an amateur radio operator was among the…
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CAMSAT CAS-6 satellite will be launched soon

CAMST’s amateur radio payload CAS-6 piggybacked on a technology test satellite TIANQIN-1 will be launched at 3:21 UTC on December 20, 2019 at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center of China using a CZ-4B launch vehicle The primary payload of this launch is China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite CBERS-4A. Satellite Name: CAS-6/TIANQIN-1 Orbit: • Orbit type :…
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IARU update regarding Amateur Satellite allocations

The second week of the World Radiocommunication Conference reports on the status of two issues affecting the amateur satellite service. In a report written by Dave Sumner, K1ZZ, first is an agenda item currently under review during this WRC-19 session; second is planning for future pressure on frequencies for the amateur satellite service. Current WRC-19…
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Amateur Radio Digital Communications Announces Grant to ARISS

Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), owner and manager of AMPRNet, has announced what’s being called “a very generous grant” to Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) to help fund its next-generation Amateur Radio system on the ISS. The dollar figure was not made public. In July, ARDC announced a philanthropic initiative to provide monetary grants…
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