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ANS-135 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins for May 15

AMSAT news - Sat, 05/14/2022 - 18:04

AMSAT NEWS SERVICE
ANS-135

The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and information service of AMSAT, 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

You can sign up for free e-mail delivery of the AMSAT News Service Bulletins via the ANS List; to join this list see: https://mailman.amsat.org/postorius/lists/ans.amsat.org/

In this edition:

  • AMSAT Hamvention Update
  • AMSAT-UK Space Colloquium October 8-9
  • Amateur Radio and AMSAT-UK at EMFcamp 2022
  • Paper Published: Deep space reception of Tianwen-1 by AMSAT-DL using GNU radio
  • Franklin Antonio, N6NKF, SK
  • ARISS News
  • Upcoming Satellite Operations
  • Changes to AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution for May 12, 2022
  • Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events
  • Satellite Shorts From All Over

ANS-135 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

To: All RADIO AMATEURS
From: Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
712 H Street NE, Suite 1653
Washington, DC 20002

DATE 2022 May 15

AMSAT Hamvention Update

The Dayton Hamvention is coming next weekend! AMSAT’s presence with several events throughout the weekend and in with eight adjoining booths in Building 1. Highlighting the exhibit will be:

– CubeSat Simulator hardware and software demonstrations
– SatPC software demonstrations
– AMSAT Engineering staff question and answer table
– AMSAT Youth Initiative (KidzSat) introduction
– OSCAR ground station for live satellite operations
– Annual Membership sign-up and renewals
– AMSAT President’s Club recognition
– AMSAT Board of Directors and Senior Officers Meet and Greet
– AMSAT Store offering AMSAT trinkets, books and Arrow Antennas

The interaction with AMSAT members, satellite operators, designers, and builders makes the whole experience a lot of fun. Meet or renew acquaintances, exchange operating tips, and find out what antennas, software and equipment other AMSAT members use. We currently expect the AMSAT senior officers and board members to be there too.

If you’ve never operated a satellite before, but want to learn more, this is the place.

Kick-Off Hamvention with Dinner at Tickets

The annual AMSAT “Dinner at Tickets” party will be held at Tickets Pub & Eatery on Thursday, May 19 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT. There is no program or speaker – just good conversation. Everyone is invited regardless of whether or not they helped with setup or plan to work in the booth. Tickets has a great selection of Greek and American food and great company!  Food can be ordered from the menu; drinks (beer, wine, sodas and iced tea) are available at the bar. Come as you are; no reservations required. Bring some friends and have a great time the night before Hamvention. Tickets Pub & Eatery is located at 7 W. Main St, Fairborn, OH 45324. (Telephone (937) 878-9022)

AMSAT/TAPR Banquet will honor the life of Bob Bruninga, WB4APR

The 13th annual AMSAT/TAPR Banquet will be held at the Kohler Presidential Banquet Center on Friday, May 20th at 18:30 EDT. This dinner is always a highlight of the AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corp.) and TAPR (Tucson Amateur Packet Radio) activities during the Dayton Hamvention. This year’s banquet will honor the life and accomplishments of long time amateur satellite and amateur packet pioneer Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, who passed away in February.

The Kohler Presidential Banquet Center is located at 4548 Presidential Way, Kettering, Ohio. That is about 20 minutes away from the Greene County Fairgrounds.

Tickets ($57 each) purchase deadline was Friday, May 13th. Banquet tickets had to be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the AMSAT booth. There will be no tickets to pick up at the AMSAT booth. Tickets purchased on-line will be maintained on a list with check-in at the door at the banquet center. Seating is limited to the number of meals reserved with the Kohler caterers based on the number of tickets sold by the deadline.

AMSAT Forum Scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2022

The AMSAT Forum will be in Room #2 on Saturday May 21, 2022 from 12:10 PM to 1:40 PM EDT. The forum may be live streamed on the DARA website at https://hamvention.org/media-news/live-streaming/
– 2022 AMSAT Status Report: Robert Bankston KE4AL, AMSAT President, will highlight recent activities within AMSAT and discuss some of our challenges, accomplishments, projects, and any late breaking news.
– AMSAT Engineering Program: Jerry Buxton, N0JY, AMSAT Vice President – Engineering, will talk about current and upcoming satellite missions.
– AMSAT Education: Alan Johnston, KU2Y, AMSAT Vice President – Education Relations will talk about the AMSAT CubeSat Simulator.
– AMSAT Development: Frank Karnauskas, N1UW, AMSAT Vice President – Development, will report on AMSAT Youth Initiative and its features.
So, arrive early, grab a seat, take in some air conditioning and catch up on the latest AMSAT happenings!

[ANS thanks Phil Smith, W1EME, AMSAT Hamvention Exhibit organizer, AMSAT News & TAPR for the above information]

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      The 2022 AMSAT President’s Club coins have arrived!
 To commemorate the 50th anniversary of its launch on
October 15, 1972, this year’s coin features
    an image of AMSAT-OSCAR 6.
                  Join the AMSAT President’s Club today and help
           Keep Amateur Radio in Space!
             https://www.amsat.org/join-the-amsat-presidents-club/

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AMSAT-UK Space Colloquium October 8-9, Kents Hill Park Conference Centre Milton Keynes MK7 6BZ

AMSAT-UK is very happy to announce the 2022 AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will be held as part of the RSGB Convention on October 8-9 at the Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ.

The weekend event attracts an international audience that ranges from those involved in building and operating amateur radio satellites to beginners who wish to find out more about this fascinating branch of the hobby.

Booking for the RSGB Convention is at https://rsgb.org/main/about-us/rsgb-convention/

Booking for the AMSAT-UK dinner on the Saturday evening at the nearby Hilton Hotel is here

Details of the event can be found at https://amsat-uk.org/colloquium/

[ANS thanks Trevor Essex, M5AKA of AMSAT-UK for the above information]

Amateur Radio and AMSAT-UK at EMFcamp 2022

The popular Electromagnetic Field event takes place June 2-5, 2022 at the Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire, UK.

Imagine a camping festival with a power grid and high-speed internet access; a temporary village of geeks, crafters, and technology enthusiasts that’s lit up by night, and buzzing with activity during the day. Thousands of curious people will descend on the friendly open space to learn, share, and talk about what they love.

AMSAT-UK Village at EMF Camp

EMF camp will feature a full program of talks and workshops and there will be both an Amateur Radio Village GX1EMF and an AMSAT-UK Village GB4EMF.

Among the talks are:
• Hacking the Radio Spectrum with GNU Radio by Dave Rowntree M0IEG
• Receiving amateur radio satellite beacons by Damian Bevan G4WPO
• Launching a Rocket, Suspended by a Balloon by Dave Johnson G4DPZ
• Inside Datatrak: resurrecting a radio navigation network by Phil Pemberton M0OFX
• 2500 nerds, one pathetic robot by Chris Stubbs M6EDF
• Astro Pi Mark II – how to send a Raspberry Pi from a factory in Wales to the International Space Station by Richard Hayler

The talk schedule is at https://www.emfcamp.org/schedule/2022

Amateur Radio Village https://wiki.emfcamp.org/wiki/Village:Amateur_Radio

AMSAT-UK Village https://wiki.emfcamp.org/wiki/Village:AMSAT-UK

Information on EMF Camp is at
https://www.emfcamp.org/
https://twitter.com/emfcamp

[ANS thanks Trevor Essex, M5AKA of AMSAT-UK for the above information]

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    and M2 LEO-Packs from the AMSAT Store. When you purchase through
           AMSAT, a portion of the proceeds goes towards
                  Keeping Amateur Radio in Space.
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Paper Published: Deep space reception of Tianwen-1 by AMSAT-DL using GNU radio

This paper by Daniel Estévez EA4GPZ, Mario Lorenz DL5MLO and Peter Gülzow DB2OS describes the reception of the Tianwen-1 Chinese Mars mission carried out by AMSAT-DL with the 20 meter antenna at Bochum Observatory (Germany). A real-time GNU Radio decoder has been used to receive and store telemetry almost every day over the course of 10 months. Some of the telemetry variables, such as the trajectory information, have been successfully interpreted and used to track the progress of the mission.

A PDF-Download: Deep Space reception of Tianwen-1 by AMSAT-DL using GNU radio is available from AMSAT-DL. Link: https://bit.ly/3l392Mv

The paper was published in the proceedings for GNU Radio Conference 2021 and recently published together with other papers in the area of radar, signal detection/classification, high rate processing, and sensing.

[ANS thanks Peter Gülzow, DB2OS, President, AMSAT-DL for the above information]

Franklin Antonio, N6NKF, SK

Phil Karn, KA9Q writes: “Last night I got the sad news that Franklin Antonio, N6NKF, one of the founders of Qualcomm and my boss for most of my 20 years there, has passed away.

In recent years he’d turned to philanthropy, giving $30M to the University of California San Diego (UCSD) for a building named after him. The dedication was just two days ago, and he didn’t show up.

He’d also donated $3M to the Allen Telescope Array for a new broadband antenna feed, but more importantly he had provided them with a lot of engineering management and guidance that will be impossible to replace.

AMSAT members probably know him best as the author of the Instant Track orbital tracking software that AMSAT sold for many years.”

Bob McGwier, N4HY writes: Franklin and Mike Valentine donated money to AMSAT GEO P4B development that got us all the way to yes from the USAF and NASA. He was always after me to do more for SETI Institute and the Allen Telescope Array.   He was instrumental in support of first four Microsats.  When we got the flight computers,  they arrived “some assembly required”. He ordered the Qualcomm microelectronics lab to help fix the assembly issues with the first ever 8 layer boards flown to orbit.  When we had things to discuss, we would ride around in his big white Cadillac convertible. The back seat was loaded with empty soda cans.  He was infamous at Qualcomm for occasionally dumping many of the cans near his parking spot. The grounds crew was prepared and cleaned them up quickly.

Whenever I visited in the newer building that contained his office, he encouraged me to ride his Segway around the floor, where all the C suite offices were located.

I will miss this brilliant eccentric engineer. RIP Franklin.

RIP to a friend of AMSAT.

[ANS thanks Phil Karn, KA9Q, for the above information]

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ARISS News

Amateurs and others around the world may listen in on contacts between amateurs operating in schools and allowing students to interact with astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station. The downlink frequency on which to listen is 145.800 MHz worldwide.

Forum Accademico Italiano e.V., Köln, Germany, telebridge via ZS6JON. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS. The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz. The scheduled crewmember is Samantha Cristoforetti IZØUDF. Contact is go for: Fri 2022-05-20 12:14:10 UTC 89 deg.

2nd All-Russian Festival “Russian Traveler”, Lipetsk, Russia, direct via TBD. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS. The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz. The scheduled crewmember is Sergey Korsakov. Contact is go for 2022-05-21 18:10 UTC.

The latest information on the operation mode can be found at  https://www.ariss.org/current-status-of-iss-stations.html

The latest list of frequencies in use can be found at https://www.ariss.org/contact-the-iss.html

[ANS thanks Charlie Sufana, AJ9N, one of the ARISS operation team mentors 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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Upcoming Satellite Operations

Quick Hits:
+ Hawaii!: K5ZM is heading to HI on May 16-26.

+ KC1MEB & NU1U: FN33. We have not come out with a Schedule or exact dates, somewhere between the 27th and 29th of May.

+ Adrian (AA5UK) is heading back to the Cayman Islands after several years now that COVID travel restrictions have been lifted. He will be operating as ZF2AE/ZF8 from Little Cayman May 29 – June 2 (EK99WP) and from Grand Cayman as ZF2AE from June 2-June 3 (EK99HI).  These locations favor the west and any contacts with EU will be a challenge. Gear will be FT-1634 with Alaskan Arrow antenna. Notes: “I may be able to rent a car on Little Cayman (very $$$) for an afternoon and operate from FK09.  This is TBD due to holiday style schedule and not guaranteed.  Please follow me on Twitter @ZF2AE and @AA5UK for latest updates. QSL Direct (SASE for US, $2 for International QSL, and/or LOTW preferred. eQSL no longer accepted)”

+ WL7T: EL84, June 24-27.

+ W3IPA: DM42 vacation planned for Jul 30- Aug 6th will be on FM passes vacation style. I will be close to DM41 so might be able to work a gridline. Will post more updates closer to that week!

+ ND9M/MM: I’m on my merchant marine ship anchored just off Saipan and expect to be here a few weeks. I’m on from the ship as ND9M/MM in QK25, but I’ll try to be QRV as ND9M/KHØ from the island itself over the next few weekends, probably Fridays in the afternoon and evening, possibly Saturday evenings as well. I’ll post my island activities on Twitter (@ND9M) as they firm up

+ N8MR: EN 57,67,56 8/6 through 8/13. More to come as date gets closer.

ISS Status:
+ ISS Status as of May 12, 2022
​Columbus Module radios:
IORS (Kenwood D710GA) – STATUS – Configured. Current mode set to cross band repeater (145.990 MHz up {PL 67} & 437.800 MHz down).  ​​​
Radio to be powered OFF to support Progress 79 undocking on June 01.
Capable of supporting USOS scheduled voice contacts, packet and voice repeater ops.

Service Module radios:
Kenwood D710E – STATUS – Radio usually off.​ ​​ ​​​ ​
Radio to be powered OFF to support Progress 79 undocking on June 01.
Capable of supporting ROS scheduled voice contacts and SSTV.
Kenwood D710GA for SM delivered on 80P. Installation TBD in early part of Increment 67. Planned to support packet operation (145.825 MHz up & down).

[ANS thanks Paul Overn, KE0PBR, AMSAT rover page manager for the above information]

Changes to AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution for May 12, 2022

The following satellite has decayed from orbit and has been removed from this week’s AMSAT-NA TLE distribution:
TAUSAT-1 NORAD Cat ID 47926 (decayed form orbit on 5/3/2022 per Space-Track).

[ANS thanks Ray Hoad, WA5QGD, AMSAT Orbital Elements Manager, for the above information]

Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events

AMSAT Ambassadors provide presentations, demonstrate communicating through amateur satellites, and host information tables at club meetings, hamfests, conventions, maker faires, and other events.

AMSAT Ambassador Schedules

Clint Bradford, K6CLS: Upcoming “How to Work the “Easy” Satellites” talks are scheduled:

Orange County ARA CA – May 20
Cal Poly Pomona – TBD
WARA – Orange County CA – June 11

Notes: “And it “feels” like lives are improving here in So California, as that meeting for WARA in June will be (hopefully) an IN-PERSON show! (Have to tune up my projector and dust off the DaLite projection screen!)
Think a 90-minute lively, informative, and fun “How to Work the Easy Satellites” Zoom presentation  would be appropriate for your convention or club? Always included are overviews of the ARRL, AMSAT, and ARISS. And  pre-presentation questions are solicited and welcome.”

Send an email or call!
Clint Bradford K6LCS
AMSAT Ambassador; ARRL Affiliated Club Coordinator, instructor
http://www.work-sat.com
909-999-SATS (7287)

Jack Spitznagel, KD4IZ: SDR applications – Ways to use the RF “Swiss Army Knife” An intro to the AMSAT Fox-In-A-Box Image
Scheduled (tentatively live) July 18, 2022 the Frederick Amateur Radio Club, Frederick, MD
For information on this presentation and availability, contact Jack Spitznagel, KD4IZ (kd4iz at arrl dot org)

Scheduled Events with AMSAT involvement:

Hamfests and Conventions

+ Hamvention 2022
May 20, 2022 to May 22, 2022
Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center
210 Fairground Road
Xenia, Ohio 45385
https://www.hamvention.org

+ 2022 Rocky Mountain ARRL Division Convention
October 7, 2022 – October 9, 2022
Event Center at Archer
3921 Archer Pkwy
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007
https://wyhamcon.org/site.

[ANS thanks Paul Overn, KE0PBR, AMSAT Events Page Manager, for the above information]

Satellite Shorts From All Over

+ Meet some of the oldest “undead” spacecraft that are still going strong. Not all the dead stuff in space is junk; some are true gems. Believe it or not, according to the Index of Objects Launched into Outer Space maintained by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, there were 7,389 individual satellites orbiting our little planet at the end of April 2021 (others place the number closer to 6,500). This number is only set to increase over time, with some estimates coming in at around 990 satellites being added to the mix every single year. More on this interesting read at https://bit.ly/3FEDNkm [ANS thanks Christopher McFadden and Interesting Engineering for the above information]

+ 18-year-old exploring the depths of space with radio: Interesting Engineering have published an article about 18-year-old radio amateur Dhruv Rebba KC9ZJX who hopes to develop a program that will enable youth to build and program microsatellites. When Rebba was nine, he received his ham radio technician license – becoming the youngest person of Indian origin, until then, to receive the same. That earned him a spot in the Limca Book of Records. The same year, he attained the General Class License. Now a senior specializing in Computer Science at Normal Community High School in Bloomington, Rebba firmly believes that getting into amateur radio was a stepping stone to various other fields. More information at https://bit.ly/3PePQcB [ANS thanks Southgate Amateur Radio News for the above information]

+ Tianzhou-4. China successfully launched Tianzhou-4 on a Long March 7 to resupply the Tiangong space station (which is increasingly being referred to as the CSS) ahead of the crewed Shenzhou-14 next month (NET June 5). Tianzhou automated resupply spacecraft are built on a core module design derived from the Tiangong station itself. At 4.2 m in diameter and 18 m long, they can deliver up to 6.8 tons of cargo to the station and are also used to refuel the station’s electric propulsion system. Shenzhou-14’s crew will prepare the station for its second and third modules: Wentian and Mengtian. These modules are on-orbit labs hosting Chinese and international experiments—over 1,000(!) have already been approved. More at https://bit.ly/3PkTQbx [ANS thanks The Orbital Index for the above information

+ Weird News in Space: Not to be outdone by Oxford University’s analysis of a planet made out of blueberries (cf. Issue 158), University of Sussex researchers have published a detailed paper answering the critical related question: could a planetoid consisting entirely of cows support a methane atmosphere? Yes, but at 1019 incompressible cows, “the cost, necessary rearing area, and required nutrition are impossible to meet at the current time.”  Astrobites followed up with a critical analysis of this paper and other recent cow-culations. Links may be found in the news bite at bottom of page: https://bit.ly/3PkTQbx [ANS thanks The Orbital Index for the above information]

Join AMSAT today at https://launch.amsat.org/

In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers membership to:

* Societies (a recognized group, clubs or organization).
* 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 student rate for a maximum of 6 post-secondary years in this status.
* Memberships are available for annual and lifetime terms.

Contact info [at] amsat.org for additional membership information.

73 and remember to help Keep Amateur Radio in Space!

This week’s ANS Editor,

Jack Spitznagel, KD4IZ
kd4iz at arrl dot org

Categories: Amateur Radio News

ANS-135 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins for May 15

AMSAT news - Sat, 05/14/2022 - 18:01

The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and information service of AMSAT, 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

You can sign up for free e-mail delivery of the AMSAT News Service Bulletins via the ANS List; to join this list see: https://mailman.amsat.org/postorius/lists/ans.amsat.org/

In this edition:

  • AMSAT Hamvention Update
  • AMSAT-UK Space Colloquium October 8-9
  • Amateur Radio and AMSAT-UK at EMFcamp 2022
  • Paper Published: Deep space reception of Tianwen-1 by AMSAT-DL using GNU radio
  • Franklin Antonio, N6NKF, SK
  • ARISS News
  • Upcoming Satellite Operations
  • Changes to AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution for May 12, 2022
  • Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events
  • Satellite Shorts From All Over

ANS-135 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

To: All RADIO AMATEURS
From: Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
712 H Street NE, Suite 1653
Washington, DC 20002

DATE 2022 May 15

AMSAT Hamvention Update:

The Dayton Hamvention is coming next weekend! AMSAT’s presence with several events throughout the weekend and in with eight adjoining booths in Building 1. Highlighting the exhibit will be:

– CubeSat Simulator hardware and software demonstrations
– SatPC software demonstrations
– AMSAT Engineering staff question and answer table
– AMSAT Youth Initiative (KidzSat) introduction
– OSCAR ground station for live satellite operations
– Annual Membership sign-up and renewals
– AMSAT President’s Club recognition
– AMSAT Board of Directors and Senior Officers Meet and Greet
– AMSAT Store offering AMSAT trinkets, books and Arrow Antennas

The interaction with AMSAT members, satellite operators, designers, and builders makes the whole experience a lot of fun. Meet or renew acquaintances, exchange operating tips, and find out what antennas, software and equipment other AMSAT members use. We currently expect the AMSAT senior officers and board members to be there too.

If you’ve never operated a satellite before, but want to learn more, this is the place.

Kick-Off Hamvention with Dinner at Tickets
The annual AMSAT “Dinner at Tickets” party will be held at Tickets Pub & Eatery on Thursday, May 19 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT. There is no program or speaker – just good conversation. Everyone is invited regardless of whether or not they helped with setup or plan to work in the booth. Tickets has a great selection of Greek and American food and great company! Food can be ordered from the menu; drinks (beer, wine, sodas and iced tea) are available at the bar. Come as you are; no reservations required. Bring some friends and have a great time the night before Hamvention. Tickets Pub & Eatery is located at 7 W. Main St, Fairborn, OH 45324. (Telephone (937) 878-9022)

AMSAT/TAPR Banquet will honor the life of Bob Bruninga, WB4APR
The 13th annual AMSAT/TAPR Banquet will be held at the Kohler Presidential Banquet Center on Friday, May 20th at 18:30 EDT. This dinner is always a highlight of the AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corp.) and TAPR (Tucson Amateur Packet Radio) activities during the Dayton Hamvention. This year’s banquet will honor the life and accomplishments of long time amateur satellite and amateur packet pioneer Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, who passed away in February.

The Kohler Presidential Banquet Center is located at 4548 Presidential Way, Kettering, Ohio. That is about 20 minutes away from the Greene County Fairgrounds.

Tickets ($57 each) purchase deadline was Friday, May 13th. Banquet tickets had to be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the AMSAT booth. There will be no tickets to pick up at the AMSAT booth. Tickets purchased on-line will be maintained on a list with check-in at the door at the banquet center. Seating is limited to the number of meals reserved with the Kohler caterers based on the number of tickets sold by the deadline.

AMSAT Forum Scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2022
The AMSAT Forum will be in Room #2 on Saturday May 21, 2022 from 12:10 PM to 1:40 PM EDT. The forum may be live streamed on the DARA website at https://hamvention.org/media-news/live-streaming/
– 2022 AMSAT Status Report: Robert Bankston KE4AL, AMSAT President, will highlight recent activities within AMSAT and discuss some of our challenges, accomplishments, projects, and any late breaking news.
– AMSAT Engineering Program: Jerry Buxton, N0JY, AMSAT Vice President – Engineering, will talk about current and upcoming satellite missions.
– AMSAT Education: Alan Johnston, KU2Y, AMSAT Vice President – Education Relations will talk about the AMSAT CubeSat Simulator.
– AMSAT Development: Frank Karnauskas, N1UW, AMSAT Vice President – Development, will report on AMSAT Youth Initiative and its features.
So, arrive early, grab a seat, take in some air conditioning and catch up on the latest AMSAT happenings!

[ANS thanks Phil Smith, W1EME, AMSAT Hamvention Exhibit organizer, AMSAT News & TAPR for the above information]

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The 2022 AMSAT President’s Club coins have arrived!
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of its launch on
October 15, 1972, this year’s coin features
an image of AMSAT-OSCAR 6.
Join the AMSAT President’s Club today and help
Keep Amateur Radio in Space!
https://www.amsat.org/join-the-amsat-presidents-club/
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AMSAT-UK Space Colloquium October 8-9, Kents Hill Park Conference Centre Milton Keynes MK7 6BZ

AMSAT-UK is very happy to announce the 2022 AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will be held as part of the RSGB Convention on October 8-9 at the Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ.

The weekend event attracts an international audience that ranges from those involved in building and operating amateur radio satellites to beginners who wish to find out more about this fascinating branch of the hobby.

Booking for the RSGB Convention is at https://rsgb.org/main/about-us/rsgb-convention/

Booking for the AMSAT-UK dinner on the Saturday evening at the nearby Hilton Hotel is here

Details of the event can be found at https://amsat-uk.org/colloquium/

[ANS thanks Trevor Essex, M5AKA of AMSAT-UK for the above information]

Amateur Radio and AMSAT-UK at EMFcamp 2022

The popular Electromagnetic Field event takes place June 2-5, 2022 at the Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire, UK.

Imagine a camping festival with a power grid and high-speed internet access; a temporary village of geeks, crafters, and technology enthusiasts that’s lit up by night, and buzzing with activity during the day. Thousands of curious people will descend on the friendly open space to learn, share, and talk about what they love.

AMSAT-UK Village at EMF Camp

EMF camp will feature a full program of talks and workshops and there will be both an Amateur Radio Village GX1EMF and an AMSAT-UK Village GB4EMF.

Among the talks are:
• Hacking the Radio Spectrum with GNU Radio by Dave Rowntree M0IEG
• Receiving amateur radio satellite beacons by Damian Bevan G4WPO
• Launching a Rocket, Suspended by a Balloon by Dave Johnson G4DPZ
• Inside Datatrak: resurrecting a radio navigation network by Phil Pemberton M0OFX
• 2500 nerds, one pathetic robot by Chris Stubbs M6EDF
• Astro Pi Mark II – how to send a Raspberry Pi from a factory in Wales to the International Space Station by Richard Hayler

The talk schedule is at https://www.emfcamp.org/schedule/2022

Amateur Radio Village https://wiki.emfcamp.org/wiki/Village:Amateur_Radio

AMSAT-UK Village https://wiki.emfcamp.org/wiki/Village:AMSAT-UK

Information on EMF Camp is at
https://www.emfcamp.org/
https://twitter.com/emfcamp

[ANS thanks Trevor Essex, M5AKA of AMSAT-UK for the above information]

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and M2 LEO-Packs from the AMSAT Store. When you purchase through
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Paper Published: Deep space reception of Tianwen-1 by AMSAT-DL using GNU radio

This paper by Daniel Estévez EA4GPZ, Mario Lorenz DL5MLO and Peter Gülzow DB2OS describes the reception of the Tianwen-1 Chinese Mars mission carried out by AMSAT-DL with the 20 meter antenna at Bochum Observatory (Germany). A real-time GNU Radio decoder has been used to receive and store telemetry almost every day over the course of 10 months. Some of the telemetry variables, such as the trajectory information, have been successfully interpreted and used to track the progress of the mission.

A PDF-Download: Deep Space reception of Tianwen-1 by AMSAT-DL using GNU radio is available from AMSAT-DL. Link: https://bit.ly/3l392Mv

The paper was published in the proceedings for GNU Radio Conference 2021 and recently published together with other papers in the area of radar, signal detection/classification, high rate processing, and sensing.

[ANS thanks Peter Gülzow, DB2OS, President, AMSAT-DL for the above information]

Franklin Antonio, N6NKF, SK

Phil Karn, KA9Q writes: “Last night I got the sad news that Franklin Antonio, N6NKF, one of the founders of Qualcomm and my boss for most of my 20 years there, has passed away.

In recent years he’d turned to philanthropy, giving $30M to the University of California San Diego (UCSD) for a building named after him. The dedication was just two days ago, and he didn’t show up.

He’d also donated $3M to the Allen Telescope Array for a new broadband antenna feed, but more importantly he had provided them with a lot of engineering management and guidance that will be impossible to replace.

AMSAT members probably know him best as the author of the Instant Track orbital tracking software that AMSAT sold for many years.”

Bob McGwier, N4HY writes: Franklin and Mike Valentine donated money to AMSAT GEO P4B development that got us all the way to yes from the USAF and NASA. He was always after me to do more for SETI Institute and the Allen Telescope Array. He was instrumental in support of first four Microsats. When we got the flight computers, they arrived “some assembly required”. He ordered the Qualcomm microelectronics lab to help fix the assembly issues with the first ever 8 layer boards flown to orbit. When we had things to discuss, we would ride around in his big white Cadillac convertible. The back seat was loaded with empty soda cans. He was infamous at Qualcomm for occasionally dumping many of the cans near his parking spot. The grounds crew was prepared and cleaned them up quickly.

Whenever I visited in the newer building that contained his office, he encouraged me to ride his Segway around the floor, where all the C suite offices were located.

I will miss this brilliant eccentric engineer. RIP Franklin.

RIP to a friend of AMSAT.

[ANS thanks Phil Karn, KA9Q, for the above information]

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ARISS NEWS

Amateurs and others around the world may listen in on contacts between amateurs operating in schools and allowing students to interact with astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station. The downlink frequency on which to listen is 145.800 MHz worldwide.

Forum Accademico Italiano e.V., Köln, Germany, telebridge via ZS6JON. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS. The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz. The scheduled crewmember is Samantha Cristoforetti IZØUDF. Contact is go for: Fri 2022-05-20 12:14:10 UTC 89 deg.

2nd All-Russian Festival “Russian Traveler”, Lipetsk, Russia, direct via TBD. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS. The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz. The scheduled crewmember is Sergey Korsakov. Contact is go for 2022-05-21 18:10 UTC.

The latest information on the operation mode can be found at https://www.ariss.org/current-status-of-iss-stations.html

The latest list of frequencies in use can be found at https://www.ariss.org/contact-the-iss.html

[ANS thanks Charlie Sufana, AJ9N, one of the ARISS operation team mentors 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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Upcoming Satellite Operations

Quick Hits:
+ Hawaii!: K5ZM is heading to HI on May 16-26.

+ KC1MEB & NU1U: FN33. We have not come out with a Schedule or exact dates, somewhere between the 27th and 29th of May.

+ Adrian (AA5UK) is heading back to the Cayman Islands after several years now that COVID travel restrictions have been lifted. He will be operating as ZF2AE/ZF8 from Little Cayman May 29 – June 2 (EK99WP) and from Grand Cayman as ZF2AE from June 2-June 3 (EK99HI). These locations favor the west and any contacts with EU will be a challenge. Gear will be FT-1634 with Alaskan Arrow antenna. Notes: “I may be able to rent a car on Little Cayman (very $$$) for an afternoon and operate from FK09. This is TBD due to holiday style schedule and not guaranteed. Please follow me on Twitter @ZF2AE and @AA5UK for latest updates. QSL Direct (SASE for US, $2 for International QSL, and/or LOTW preferred. eQSL no longer accepted)”

+ WL7T: EL84, June 24-27.

+ W3IPA: DM42 vacation planned for Jul 30- Aug 6th will be on FM passes vacation style. I will be close to DM41 so might be able to work a gridline. Will post more updates closer to that week!

+ ND9M/MM: I’m on my merchant marine ship anchored just off Saipan and expect to be here a few weeks. I’m on from the ship as ND9M/MM in QK25, but I’ll try to be QRV as ND9M/KHØ from the island itself over the next few weekends, probably Fridays in the afternoon and evening, possibly Saturday evenings as well. I’ll post my island activities on Twitter (@ND9M) as they firm up

+ N8MR: EN 57,67,56 8/6 through 8/13. More to come as date gets closer.

ISS Status:
+ ISS Status as of May 12, 2022
​Columbus Module radios:
IORS (Kenwood D710GA) – STATUS – Configured. Current mode set to cross band repeater (145.990 MHz up {PL 67} & 437.800 MHz down). ​​​
Radio to be powered OFF to support Progress 79 undocking on June 01.
Capable of supporting USOS scheduled voice contacts, packet and voice repeater ops.

Service Module radios:
Kenwood D710E – STATUS – Radio usually off.​ ​​ ​​​ ​
Radio to be powered OFF to support Progress 79 undocking on June 01.
Capable of supporting ROS scheduled voice contacts and SSTV.
Kenwood D710GA for SM delivered on 80P. Installation TBD in early part of Increment 67. Planned to support packet operation (145.825 MHz up & down).

[ANS thanks Paul Overn, KE0PBR, AMSAT rover page manager for the above information]

Changes to AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution for May 12, 2022

The following satellite has decayed from orbit and has been removed from this week’s AMSAT-NA TLE distribution:
TAUSAT-1 NORAD Cat ID 47926 (decayed form orbit on 5/3/2022 per Space-Track).

[ANS thanks Ray Hoad, WA5QGD, AMSAT Orbital Elements Manager, for the above information]

Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events

AMSAT Ambassadors provide presentations, demonstrate communicating through amateur satellites, and host information tables at club meetings, hamfests, conventions, maker faires, and other events.

AMSAT Ambassador Schedules

Clint Bradford, K6CLS: Upcoming “How to Work the “Easy” Satellites” talks are scheduled:

Orange County ARA CA – May 20
Cal Poly Pomona – TBD
WARA – Orange County CA – June 11

Notes: “And it “feels” like lives are improving here in So California, as that meeting for WARA in June will be (hopefully) an IN-PERSON show! (Have to tune up my projector and dust off the DaLite projection screen!)
Think a 90-minute lively, informative, and fun “How to Work the Easy Satellites” Zoom presentation would be appropriate for your convention or club? Always included are overviews of the ARRL, AMSAT, and ARISS. And pre-presentation questions are solicited and welcome.”

Send an email or call!
Clint Bradford K6LCS
AMSAT Ambassador; ARRL Affiliated Club Coordinator, instructor
http://www.work-sat.com
909-999-SATS (7287)

Jack Spitznagel, KD4IZ: SDR applications – Ways to use the RF “Swiss Army Knife” An intro to the AMSAT Fox-In-A-Box Image
Scheduled (tentatively live) July 18, 2022 the Frederick Amateur Radio Club, Frederick, MD
For information on this presentation and availability, contact Jack Spitznagel, KD4IZ (kd4iz at arrl dot org)

Scheduled Events with AMSAT involvement:

Hamfests and Conventions

+ Hamvention 2022
May 20, 2022 to May 22, 2022
Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center
210 Fairground Road
Xenia, Ohio 45385
https://www.hamvention.org

+ 2022 Rocky Mountain ARRL Division Convention
October 7, 2022 – October 9, 2022
Event Center at Archer
3921 Archer Pkwy
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007
https://wyhamcon.org/site

[ANS thanks Paul Overn, KE0PBR, AMSAT Events Page Manager, for the above information]

Satellite Shorts From All Over

+ Meet some of the oldest “undead” spacecraft that are still going strong. Not all the dead stuff in space is junk; some are true gems. Believe it or not, according to the Index of Objects Launched into Outer Space maintained by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, there were 7,389 individual satellites orbiting our little planet at the end of April 2021 (others place the number closer to 6,500). This number is only set to increase over time, with some estimates coming in at around 990 satellites being added to the mix every single year. More on this interesting read at https://bit.ly/3FEDNkm [ANS thanks Christopher McFadden and Interesting Engineering for the above information]

+ 18-year-old exploring the depths of space with radio: Interesting Engineering have published an article about 18-year-old radio amateur Dhruv Rebba KC9ZJX who hopes to develop a program that will enable youth to build and program microsatellites. When Rebba was nine, he received his ham radio technician license – becoming the youngest person of Indian origin, until then, to receive the same. That earned him a spot in the Limca Book of Records. The same year, he attained the General Class License. Now a senior specializing in Computer Science at Normal Community High School in Bloomington, Rebba firmly believes that getting into amateur radio was a stepping stone to various other fields. More information at https://bit.ly/3PePQcB [ANS thanks Southgate Amateur Radio News for the above information]

+ Tianzhou-4. China successfully launched Tianzhou-4 on a Long March 7 to resupply the Tiangong space station (which is increasingly being referred to as the CSS) ahead of the crewed Shenzhou-14 next month (NET June 5). Tianzhou automated resupply spacecraft are built on a core module design derived from the Tiangong station itself. At 4.2 m in diameter and 18 m long, they can deliver up to 6.8 tons of cargo to the station and are also used to refuel the station’s electric propulsion system. Shenzhou-14’s crew will prepare the station for its second and third modules: Wentian and Mengtian. These modules are on-orbit labs hosting Chinese and international experiments—over 1,000(!) have already been approved. More at https://bit.ly/3PkTQbx [ANS thanks The Orbital Index for the above information

+ Weird News in Space: Not to be outdone by Oxford University’s analysis of a planet made out of blueberries (cf. Issue 158), University of Sussex researchers have published a detailed paper answering the critical related question: could a planetoid consisting entirely of cows support a methane atmosphere? Yes, but at 1019 incompressible cows, “the cost, necessary rearing area, and required nutrition are impossible to meet at the current time.” Astrobites followed up with a critical analysis of this paper and other recent cow-culations. Links may be found in the news bite at bottom of page: https://bit.ly/3PkTQbx [ANS thanks The Orbital Index for the above information]

Join AMSAT today at https://launch.amsat.org/

In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers membership to:

* Societies (a recognized group, clubs or organization).
* 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 student rate for a maximum of 6 post-secondary years in this status.
* Memberships are available for annual and lifetime terms.

Contact info [at] amsat.org for additional membership information.

73 and remember to help Keep Amateur Radio in Space!

This week’s ANS Editor, Jack Spitznagel, KD4IZ
kd4iz at arrl dot org

Categories: Amateur Radio News

The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Sat, 05/14/2022 - 07:17

We saw some evidence of sporadic-e propagation this week on 6 and 10 meters, always surprising and exciting.

Solar activity was about the same as last week, at least going by the numbers.

Average daily sunspot numbers rose slightly from 68.6 to 74.4, while average daily solar flux only budged from 120 to 120.3.

Geomagnetic indicators were quieter, with average daily planetary A index shifting from...

Categories: Amateur Radio News

Listen to ARRL Audio News for May 13, 2022

ARRL News - Fri, 05/13/2022 - 12:54

The latest edition of ARRL Audio News podcast for May 13, 2022 is available for listening now. This week's edition includes an update for the upcoming Dayton Hamvention®, an announcement for the Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Exercise which be held on May 14, and much more.

ARRL Audio News is a summary of the week’s top news stories in the world of amateur radio, along with interviews and other fe...

Categories: Amateur Radio News

ARES® Activated in Oklahoma for Tornado Clean-Up Communications

ARRL News - Thu, 05/12/2022 - 13:15

To help with emergency communications support following an outbreak of tornadoes that hit this past week, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency of Management and Homeland Security requested support from the Oklahoma Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®).

During the first week of May, 12 tornadoes touched down in the central and eastern parts of Oklahoma. The tornado that struck Seminole, Oklah...

Categories: Amateur Radio News

Día del Radioaficionado Celebrated May 10, 2022 in Puerto Rico

ARRL News - Thu, 05/12/2022 - 13:14

On May 10, 2022, radio amateurs in Puerto Rico celebrated 25 years of Día del Radioaficionado (Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operator Day). The day was designated the second Tuesday in May by Law 50 of June 7, 1996. The Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi, issued a proclamation to honor the event. Radio amateurs took to social media and the airwaves to celebrate and send good wishes. A special...

Categories: Amateur Radio News

Get To 2022 Dayton Hamvention® -- May 20-22

ARRL News - Thu, 05/12/2022 - 13:03

The 2022 Dayton Hamvention®, among the world's largest annual amateur radio gatherings, is ready to celebrate its 70th Anniversary event, May 20 - 22, at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. Organizers report that brisk advance sales of tickets and reservations for inside exhibit booths and flea market spaces are an indication that Hamvention 2022 is headed for success....

Categories: Amateur Radio News

Annual Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Exercise Set for May 14

ARRL News - Thu, 05/12/2022 - 06:57

The US Department of Defense will host this year’s Armed Forces Day (AFD) Cross-Band Test on Saturday, May 14. While Armed Forces Day is May 21, the AFD cross-band military-amateur radio event traditionally takes place 1 week earlier to avoid any conflict with the Dayton Hamvention®. The event is open to all radio amateurs.

The AFD Cross-Band Test is two-way communications exercise between milit...

Categories: Amateur Radio News

ANS-128 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins for May 8

AMSAT news - Sat, 05/07/2022 - 18:29

AMSAT NEWS SERVICE
ANS-128

The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and information service of AMSAT, 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.

You can sign up for free e-mail delivery of the AMSAT News Service Bulletins via the ANS List; to join this list see: https://mailman.amsat.org/postorius/lists/ans.amsat.org/

In this edition:

  • Kick-Off Hamvention with Dinner at Tickets
  • AMSAT Forum Scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2022
  • IARU Coordinates Amateur Radio Payload for Chinese Space Station
  • Amateur Radio and AMSAT-UK Featured at EMFcamp 2022
  • Changes to AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution for May 5, 2022
  • ARISS News
  • Upcoming Satellite Operations
  • Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events
  • Satellite Shorts From All Over

ANS-128 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

To: All RADIO AMATEURS
From: Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
712 H Street NE, Suite 1653
Washington, DC 20002

DATE 2022 May 08

Kick-Off Hamvention with Dinner at Tickets

The annual AMSAT “Dinner at Tickets” party will be held at Tickets Pub & Eatery on Thursday, May 19 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT. There is no program or speaker – just good conversation. Everyone is invited regardless of whether or not they helped with setup or plan to work in the booth. Tickets has a great selection of Greek and American food and great company!  Food can be ordered from the menu; drinks (beer, wine, sodas and iced tea) are available at the bar.
Come as you are; no reservations required. Bring some friends and have a great time the night before Hamvention. Tickets Pub & Eatery is located at 7 W. Main St, Fairborn, OH 45324. (Telephone (937) 878-9022)

[ANS thanks Phil Smith, W1EME, AMSAT Hamvention Manager for the above information.]

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The 2022 AMSAT President’s Club coins have arrived
        To commemorate the 50th anniversary of its launch on
   October 15, 1972, this year’s coin features
    an image of AMSAT-OSCAR 6.
         Join the AMSAT President’s Club today and help
    Keep Amateur Radio in Space!
        https://www.amsat.org/join-the-amsat-presidents-club/
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AMSAT Forum Scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2022

The AMSAT Forum will be in Room #2 on Saturday May 21, 2022 from 12:10 PM to 1:40 PM EDT.

AMSAT Forum Hamvention

-2022 AMSAT Status Report: Robert Bankston KE4AL, AMSAT President, will highlight recent activities within AMSAT and discuss some of our challenges, accomplishments, projects, and any late breaking news.

– AMSAT Engineering Program: Jerry Buxton, N0JY, AMSAT Vice President for Engineering, will talk about the Current and upcoming satellite missions.

– AMSAT Education: Alan Johnston, KU2Y, AMSAT Vice President Education Relations will talk about the AMSAT CubeSat Simulator.

– AMSAT Development: Frank Karnauskas, N1UW, Vice President of AMSAT Development, will report on AMSAT Youth Initiative and its features.

So, arrive early, grab a seat, take in some air conditioning and catch up on the latest AMSAT happenings!

[ANS thanks Phil Smith, W1EME, AMSAT Hamvention Manager for the above information.]

IARU Coordinates Amateur Radio Payload for Chinese Space Station

The CSSARC is the Amateur Radio payload for Chinese Space Station, proposed by Chinese Radio Amateurs Club (CRAC), Aerospace System Engineering Research Institute of Shanghai (ASES) and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT). The payload will provide resources for radio amateurs worldwide to make contacts with onboard astronauts or to communicate with each other.

The first phase of the payload is capable of providing the following functions utilizing the VHF/UHF amateur radio band:
1. V/V or U/U crew voice;
2. V/U or U/V FM repeater;
3. V/V or U/U 1k2 AFSK digipeater;
4. V/V or U/U SSTV or digital image.

The following frequencies have been coordinated:
– V/V crew voice NFM 145.850, 145.985
– U/U crew voice NFM 435.050, 436.510
– V/U FM repeater NFM 145.875, 436.510
– U/V FM repeater NFM 435.075, 145.985
– V/V digipeater AFSK-FM 1200 145.825, 145.825
– U/U digipeater AFSK-FM 1200 437.550, 437.550
– V/V imaging SSTV-FM 145.850, 145.985
– U/U imaging SSTV-FM 435.050, 436.510

A launch to the Chinese Space Station is planned for the third quarter of 2022 from Wenchang.

[ANS thanks the IARU for the above information.]

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    and M2 LEO-Packs from the AMSAT Store. When you purchase through
           AMSAT, a portion of the proceeds goes towards
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Amateur Radio and AMSAT-UK Featured at EMFcamp 2022

The popular Electromagnetic Field event takes place June 2-5, 2022 at the East nor Castle Deer Park, Hereford shire, UK.

Imagine a camping festival with a power grid and high-speed internet access; a temporary village of geeks, crafters, and technology enthusiasts that’s lit up by night, and buzzing with activity during the day. Thousands of curious people will descend on the friendly open space to learn, share, and talk about what they love. EMF camp will feature a full program of talks and workshops and there will be both an Amateur Radio Village GX1EMF and an AMSAT-UK Village GB4EMF.

Among the satellite-related talks are:
– Hacking the Radio Spectrum with GNU Radio by Dave Rowntree M0IEG
– Receiving amateur radio satellite beacons by Damian Bevan G4WPO
– Launching a Rocket, Suspended by a Balloon by Dave Johnson G4DPZ
– Inside Datatrak: resurrecting a radio navigation network by Phil Pemberton M0OFX
– 2500 nerds, one pathetic robot by Chris Stubbs M6EDF
– Astro Pi Mark II – how to send a Raspberry Pi from a factory in Wales to the International Space Station by Richard Hayler

More information is available at https://www.emfcamp.org/.

[ANS thanks AMSAT-UK for the above information.]

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    Want to fly the colors on your own grid expedition?
            Get your AMSAT car flag and other neat stuff
   from our Zazzle store!
        25% of the purchase price of each product goes
            towards Keeping Amateur Radio in Space
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Changes to AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution for May 5, 2022

The following satellite has been added to this week’s AMSAT-NA TLE distribution:

AO-85 NORAD Cat ID 40967.
There is a question as to rather AO-85 has “woke up” so I will include its TLE for the time being. Remember when AO-07 woke up after a long sleep?

The following satellites have decayed from orbit and have been removed from this week’s AMSAT-NA TLE distribution:

FO-98 (ORIGAMISAT-1) NORAD Cat ID 43933 (decayed form orbit on 4/30/2022 per Space-Track).
NO-103 (BRICSAT 2)   NORAD Cat ID 44355 (decayed form orbit on 4/20/2022 per Space-Track).

[ANS thanks Ray Hoad, WA5QGD, AMSAT Orbital Elements Manager, for the above information.]

ARISS News

Amateurs and others around the world may listen in on contacts between amateurs operating in schools and allowing students to interact with astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station. The downlink frequency on which to listen is 145.800 MHz worldwide.

+ Upcoming Contacts

Scuola Secondaria di I Grado G. Leopardi, Macherio, Monza e Brianza, Lombardia, Italy, telebridge via K6DUE
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS.
The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz.
The scheduled crewmember is Samantha Cristoforetti, IZ0UDF.
Contact is go for Friday May 13, 2022 at 09:07:23 UTC.

+ Completed Contacts

Istituto Comprensivo 1 Chieti, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy, direct via IZ6BMP and telebridge via IK1SLD.
The ISS callsign was IR0ISS.
The downlink frequency was 145.800 MHz.
The crewmember was Samantha Cristoforetti, IZ0UDF.
Contact was successful on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 07:49:17 UTC

The latest information on the operation mode can be found at  https://www.ariss.org/current-status-of-iss-stations.html

The latest list of frequencies in use can be found at https://www.ariss.org/contact-the-iss.html

[ANS thanks Charlie Sufana, AJ9N, one of the ARISS operation team mentors 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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Upcoming Satellite Operations

IJ39
Jean-Philippe, F1TMY is QRV as 3X2021 from Conakry, Guinea. He is active on Satellite QO-100 from Grid Square. His length
of stay is unknown.

Hawaii
K5ZM: May 16-26.

FN33
KC1MEB & NU1U: sometime between May 27-29.

EL84
WL7T: June 24-27.

DM42
W3IPA will be on FM passes vacation style from July 30 to August 6 . Possible gridline operation on DM41. More updates closer to that week.

QK25
ND9M/MM is on his merchant marine ship anchored just off Saipan and expects to be there for a few weeks. He will try to be QRV as ND9M/KH0 from the island itself over the next few weekends, probably Fridays in the afternoon and evening, possibly Saturday evenings as well. Check Twitter @ND9M updates.

EN 57, EN67 and EN56
N8MR:  August 6 through August 13. More info as the date gets closer.

[ANS thanks Paul Overn, KE0PBR, AMSAT rover page manager, and the ARRL DX Newsletter for the above information.]

Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events

AMSAT Ambassadors provide presentations, demonstrate communicating through amateur satellites, and host information tables at club meetings, hamfests, conventions, maker faires, and other events.

Hamvention
May 20-22, 2022
Greene County Fairgrounds & Expo Center
120 Fairgrounds Road
Xenia, OH 45385
https://www.hamvention.org

2022 Rocky Mountain ARRL Division Convention
Friday, October 7, 2022 to Sunday, October 9, 2022
Event Center at Archer
3921 Archer Pkwy
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007
https://wyhamcon.org/site

[ANS thanks Paul Overn, KE0PBR, AMSAT Events page manager, for the above information.]

Satellite Shorts From All Over

+ The 2022 CubeSat Developers Workshop has come and gone but the presentations live on.  You can stream these excellent presentations at https://www.cubesatdw.org/.
[ANS thanks cubesat.org for the above information.]

+ AMSAT-SM in Sweden celebrated 40 years as an organization and group on May 7, 2022. They started in the town of Oskarshamn in 1982 and have continuously worked for information about Amateur Radio in space and trying to make the interest for ham radio satellites in Sweden getting larger. The people behind AMSAT-SM today are Hakan SM7WSJ, Inge SM4JLX and Lars SM0TGU. We hope they are active for many years to come!
[ANS thanks AMSAT-SM for the above information.]

+ In a scene from Netflix TV series Yakamoz S-245, it seems that the main software used at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey is SatPC32, Airspy, SDRSharp, MMSSTV, Orbitron and probably the AMSAT-UK Dashboard. Read the story at https://www.rtl-sdr.com/.
[ANS thanks rtl-sdr.com for the above information.]

+ Raspberry Pi and its partners at ESA Education are excited to announce that 299 teams have achieved flight status in Mission Space Lab of the 2021/22 European Astro Pi Challenge. This means that these young people’s programs are the first ever to run on the two upgraded Astro Pi units on board the International Space Station. Mission Space Lab gives teams of young people up to age 19 the opportunity to design and conduct their own scientific experiments that run on board the ISS. It’s an eight-month long activity that follows the European school year. The exciting hardware upgrades inspired a record number of young people to send us their Mission Space Lab experiment ideas. Read the full story at https://tinyurl.com/ANS-128-RaspberryPi.
[ANS thanks raspberrypi.org for the above information.]

+ What it’s like to become a NASA astronaut? More than 18,000 Americans competed in the last round of NASA’s astronaut selection. The new candidates will be announced Wednesday (June 7), and will report for basic training in August. See what it takes to be a NASA astronaut and what happens after the selection at https://tinyurl.com/ANS-128-Astronauts.
[ANS thanks space.com for the above information.]

Join AMSAT today at https://launch.amsat.org/

In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers membership to:

* Societies (a recognized group, clubs or organization).
* 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 student rate for a maximum of 6 post-secondary years in this status.
* Memberships are available for annual and lifetime terms.

Contact info [at] amsat.org for additional membership information.

73 and remember to help Keep Amateur Radio in Space!

This week’s ANS Editor,

Frank Karnauskas, N1UW
n1uw at amsat dot org

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ARRL RF Safety Committee Members To Be Honored By The Radio Society of Great Britain

ARRL News - Fri, 05/06/2022 - 10:39
Chairman of the ARRL RF Safety Committee (RFSC) Gregory D. Lapin, N9GL, Ph.D, P.E., will receive an award at the 2022 Dayton Hamvention® from the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB). He will receive the Founders' Trophy, recognizing his outstanding service to the society. He will also be accepting awards for committee members Kai Siwiak, KE4PT; Ric Tell, K5UJU, and Matt Butcher, KC3WD.

Along w...
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ARRL Forum at Hamvention Will Include FCC Enforcement Bureau's Lark Hadley, KA4A

ARRL News - Fri, 05/06/2022 - 10:27

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Enforcement Bureau Regional Director Lark Hadley, KA4A, will participate in an ARRL-sponsored forum at Dayton Hamvention® on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The forum, "Good Operators and the ARRL Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program" will be led by Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, who heads the VM Program - a joint initiative between ARRL and the FCC to enhance compliance ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 05/06/2022 - 07:07

www.spaceweather.com reported on May 4 at 0859 UTC that an M5 solar flare erupted from sunspot group AR3004, causing a shortwave radio

blackout over the Middle East and Africa.

Please see https://bit.ly/3vKzelk

A recent flare update:

https://bit.ly/3OXvuo8

Solar activity was lower this week, even though we could see
sunspots every day.

Average daily sunspot numbers dropped from 109.3 to 68.6, while
ave...

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ANS-121 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins for May 1

AMSAT news - Sat, 04/30/2022 - 18:00

AMSAT NEWS SERVICE
ANS-121

The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and information service of AMSAT, 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

You can sign up for free e-mail delivery of the AMSAT News Service Bulletins via the ANS List; to join this list see: https://mailman.amsat.org/postorius/lists/ans.amsat.org/

In this edition:

  • AMSAT Hamvention Update
  • AMSAT Represented at the 2022 CubeSat Developers Workshop
  • FO-29 Now Eclipsing, Upcoming Operations Schedule Posted
  • ARISS News
  • Upcoming Satellite Operations
  • Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events
  • Satellite Shorts From All Over

ANS-121 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

To: All RADIO AMATEURS
From: Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
712 H Street NE, Suite 1653
Washington, DC 20002

DATE 2022 May 1

AMSAT Hamvention Update

The Dayton Hamvention is just three weeks away! It is time to be creating your shopping list and making your travel plans. AMSAT’s presence will be felt in with eight adjoining booths in Building 1. Highlighting the exhibit will be:

– CubeSat Simulator hardware and software demonstrations
– SatPC software demonstrations
– AMSAT Engineering staff question and answer table
– AMSAT Youth Initiative (KidzSat) introduction
– OSCAR ground station for live satellite operations
– Annual Membership sign-up and renewals
– AMSAT President’s Club recognition
– AMSAT Board of Directors and Senior Officers Meet and Greet
– AMSAT Store offering AMSAT trinkets, books and Arrow Antennas

In past years, we had 30 people assist with the AMSAT booth at Dayton. We’ve had a good response so far to our call for volunteers, but we could really use another 10-15 people. The 2022 Hamvention is May 20-22 in Xenia, Ohio. Would you consider helping AMSAT at the Hamvention this year?

The interaction with AMSAT members, satellite operators, designers, and builders makes the whole experience a lot of fun. Meet or renew acquaintances, exchange operating tips, and find out what antennas, software and equipment other AMSAT members use. We currently expect the AMSAT senior officers and board members to be there too.

If you’re an experienced operator, great! We can use you and your experience.

If you’ve never operated a satellite before, but want to learn more, that’s OK. We can use your help too.

Whether you’re available for only a couple of hours or if you can spend the entire weekend with us, your help would be greatly appreciated. Please send an e-mail to Phil, (w1eme[at]amsat[dot]org if you can help. Thank you!

AMSAT/TAPR Banquet will honor the life of Bob Bruninga, WB4APR

The 13th annual AMSAT/TAPR Banquet will be held at the Kohler Presidential Banquet Center on Friday, May 20th at 18:30 EDT. This dinner is always a highlight of the AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corp.) and TAPR (Tucson Amateur Packet Radio) activities during the Dayton Hamvention. This year’s banquet will honor the life and accomplishments of long time amateur satellite and amateur packet pioneer Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, who passed away in February.

The Kohler Presidential Banquet Center is located at 4548 Presidential Way, Kettering, Ohio. That is about 20 minutes away from the Greene County Fairgrounds.

Tickets ($57 each) may be purchased from the AMSAT store. The banquet ticket purchase deadline is Friday, May 13th. Banquet tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the AMSAT booth. There will be no tickets to pick up at the AMSAT booth. Tickets purchased on-line will be maintained on a list with check-in at the door at the banquet center. Seating is limited to the number of meals reserved with the Kohler caterers based on the number of tickets sold by the deadline.
Register today at https://www.amsat.org/product/amsat-tapr-joint-hamvention-banquet-registration/

[ANS thanks Phil Smith, W1EME, AMSAT Hamvention Team Leader, AMSAT News & TAPR for the above information]

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The 2022 AMSAT President’s Club coins have arrived!
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of its launch on
October 15, 1972, this year’s coin features
an image of AMSAT-OSCAR 6.
Join the AMSAT President’s Club today and help
Keep Amateur Radio in Space!
https://www.amsat.org/join-the-amsat-presidents-club/
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AMSAT Represented at the 2022 CubeSat Developers Workshop

The 2022 CubeSat Developers Workshop was held in person for the first time since 2019 on the campus of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California on April 26th-28th. AMSAT hosted an exhibitor booth at the event and was represented by Vice President – Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, and Assistant Vice President – Engineering Jonathan Brandenburg, KF5IDY.

During the event, discussions were held with students and others developing CubeSats about educational partnership opportunities, AMSAT’s LTM-1 linear transponder communications system as an option for their RF, and volunteer opportunities with AMSAT.

AMSAT also met with officials from NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP) regarding options and possibilities for future GOLF missions above LEO.

Stay tuned for more updates in a future Engineering Update column in The AMSAT Journal.

[ANS thanks AMSAT Vice President – Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, for the above information]

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Need new satellite antennas? Purchase Arrows, Alaskan Arrows,
and M2 LEO-Packs from the AMSAT Store. When you purchase through
AMSAT, a portion of the proceeds goes towards
Keeping Amateur Radio in Space.
https://amsat.org/product-category/hardware/

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FO-29 Now Eclipsing, Upcoming Operations Schedule Posted

Regarding Fuji 3 (FO-29), we are currently in a situation where continuous operation is not possible as the satellite is eclipsing on every orbit and the condition of the batteries does not permit continuous operation. From now on, we will enter the eclipse period for about 3 months. It will be fully sunlit from August to next spring, so continuous operation will be possible.

This eclipse period is about 3 months, and the maximum eclipse percentage is about 20%.

The operation from the end of April to the end of May will from when the analog transponder is turned on until the transponder is turned off by UVC (undervoltage control).

[Scheduled time to turn on the analog transponder of Fuji 3 (UTC)]

May
1 09:55
7 09:45
8 08:45
14 10:18
21 09:10 22:00
22 09:55
27 23:28
28 09:35

[ANS thanks JARL for the above information]

ARISS News

No contacts currently scheduled

Axiom AX-1 back on earth

Congratulations on a job well done!

Michael López-Alegría
Larry Connor
Mark Pathy KO4WFH
Eytan Stibbe 4Z9SPC

The USOS ARISS station is currently operating in voice cross-band repeater mode

The latest information on the operation mode can be found at https://www.ariss.org/current-status-of-iss-stations.html

The latest list of frequencies in use can be found at https://www.ariss.org/contact-the-iss.html

[ANS thanks Charlie Sufana, AJ9N, one of the ARISS operation team mentors, 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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Upcoming Satellite Operations

WL7T: EL84, June 24-27

W3IPA: DM42 vacation planned for Jul 30- Aug 6th will be on FM passes vacation style. I will be close to DM41 so might be able to work a gridline. Will post more updates closer to that week!

ND9M/MM: I’m on my merchant marine ship anchored just off Saipan and expect to be here a few weeks. I’m on from the ship as ND9M/MM in QK25, but I’ll try to be QRV as ND9M/KHØ from the island itself over the next few weekends, probably Fridays in the afternoon and evening, possibly Saturday evenings as well. I’ll post my island activities on Twitter (@ND9M) as they firm up

N8MR: EN 57,67,56 8/6 through 8/13. More to come as date gets closer.

Hawaii!: K5ZM is heading to HI on May 16-26

[ANS thanks Paul Overn, KE0PBR, AMSAT rover page manager, for the above information]

Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events

AMSAT Ambassadors provide presentations, demonstrate communicating through amateur satellites, and host information tables at club meetings, hamfests, conventions, maker faires, and other events.

+ Hamvention 2022
May 20, 2022 to May 22, 2022
Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center
210 Fairground Road
Xenia, Ohio 45385
https://www.hamvention.org

+ 2022 Rocky Mountain ARRL Division Convention
October 7, 2022 – October 9, 2022
Event Center at Archer
3921 Archer Pkwy
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007
https://wyhamcon.org/site

[ANS thanks Paul Overn, KE0PBR, AMSAT Events page manager, for the above information]

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Want to fly the colors on your own grid expedition?
Get your AMSAT car flag and other neat stuff
from our Zazzle store!
25% of the purchase price of each product goes
towards Keeping Amateur Radio in Space
https://www.zazzle.com/amsat_gear

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Satellite Shorts From All Over

+ On April 28th, DO-64 (Delfi-C3) celebrated 14 years of operation in orbit. Although the linear transponder failed several years ago, the satellite continues to transmit telemetry. [ANS thanks DelfiSpace for the information]

+ The Netflix show Yakamoz S-245 features a mission control room. On one of the PC screens, both the FUNcube Dashboard and SatPC32 are visible. [ANS thanks 2M0SQL and PA3WEG for the information]

+ The SpaceX Crew-4 mission arrived at the International Space Station at 23:37 UTC on April 27, 2022 with Kjell Lindgren, KO5MOS, Robert Hines, KI5RQT, Samantha Cristoforetti, IZ0UDF, and Jessica Watkins on board. [ANS thanks NASA for the information]

 

Join AMSAT today at https://launch.amsat.org/

In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers membership to:

* Societies (a recognized group, clubs or organization).
* 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 student rate for a maximum of 6 post-secondary years in this status.
* Memberships are available for annual and lifetime terms.

Contact info [at] amsat.org for additional membership information.

73 and remember to help Keep Amateur Radio in Space!

This week’s ANS Editor,

Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
n8hm at amsat dot org

Categories: Amateur Radio News

Radio Amateurs to Participate in MARS Interoperability Exercise in May

ARRL News - Fri, 04/29/2022 - 14:41

Members of the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will conduct an HF skills exercise from Monday night, May 2 through Saturday, May 7, 2022 to practice interoperability with the amateur radio community.

A 60-meter high-power broadcast will begin on May 3 at 0200 UTC followed by the FEMA region net. That will continue four more nights at 0200 UTC with the region net. At 1200 local each day (M...

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FCC Hiring for Electronics Engineering

ARRL News - Fri, 04/29/2022 - 14:25

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has started accepting applications for electronics engineers for Recent Graduates positions in the Pathways Program which is located in the Office of Engineering and Technology in Washington, DC. Candidates should be recent graduates for this one year developmental program which may lead to a term or permanent appointment.

Training will cover the agenc...

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Ham Radio Connects Bellefontaine, Ohio Students with Astronaut Kayla Barron

ARRL News - Fri, 04/29/2022 - 11:21

Astronaut Kayla Barron, amateur radio call sign KI5LAL, completed a successful, scheduled ham radio contact on April 21, 2022, with students from Bellefontaine High School in Bellefontaine, Ohio via Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS). The radio contact was streamed on YouTube.

The students were supported by members of the Champaign Logan Amateur Radio Club Inc., W8FTV, an ...

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Webinar for ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program on May 4, 2022

ARRL News - Fri, 04/29/2022 - 11:16

An informational webinar about the ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 8 PM EDT / 5 PM PDT. This webinar will offer an orientation to the program and provide information on how to apply. Please register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. -- Mike Walters, ...

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Friedrichshafen, Germany to Host the 45th International Amateur Radio Exhibition

ARRL News - Fri, 04/29/2022 - 11:06
After a 2-year break, amateur radio fans will reunite on Lake Constance in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from June 24 - 26, 2022, for HAM RADIO -- the 45th International Amateur Radio Exhibition.

Planning for Europe's largest amateur radio exhibition is under way, and this year's theme is "Seeing Friends Again." While amateurs were able to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, Deutscher Amate...
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