ISS Slow Scan TV June 5-6

ISS SSTV MAI-75 image 9/12 received by Chertsey Radio Club on Baofeng handheld

ISS SSTV MAI-75 image 9/12 received by Chertsey Radio Club on Baofeng handheld

A Russian MAI-SSTV event is planned from the International Space Station for Wednesday, June 5 from 12:00-16:00 GMT and June 6 from 11:30-15:30 GMT.

ARISS say they expect transmissions to be at 145.800 MHz FM in SSTV mode PD120. Based on the times received, they do not expect SSTV signals over North America.

Check here for updates https://twitter.com/ARISS_status

This event uses a computer in the ISS Russian Segment, which stores images that are then transmitted to Earth using the ARISS amateur radio station located in the Service Module which employs the Kenwood TM D710E transceiver.

Once the event begins the transmissions should be transmitted on 145.800 MHz FM using the PD-120 SSTV mode.

Amateur radio operators and other radio enthusiasts are invited to post the images they receive at http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php

Please note that the event is dependent on other activities, schedules and crew responsibilities on the ISS and is subject to change at any time.

You can use online radios to receive signals from the International Space Station:
• SUWS WebSDR located Farnham near London http://farnham-sdr.com/
• R4UAB WebSDR located European Russia http://websdr.r4uab.ru/

ISS SSTV information and links https://amsat-uk.org/beginners/iss-sstv/

AMSAT-UK payload on ESEO has been activated

Frame received by PQ2HX in Brazil at around 14:17 UTC on April 12, 2019

Frame received by PQ2HX in Brazil at around 14:17 UTC on April 12, 2019

ESA have just released a new mission update for the ESEO Mission. It can be seen at https://www.esa.int/Education/ESEO/ESEO_mission_updates

We are delighted that on April 12, 2019, the BPSK telemetry transmitter, on our payload, was enabled for a period of just over 200 minutes in orbit!

ESEO AMSAT-UK Payload Telemetry Data

ESEO AMSAT-UK Payload Telemetry Data

Although we were not able to announce this activation in advance, more than ten stations around the world successfully received the telemetry on 145.895 MHz and submitted it to the FUNcube Data Warehouse. We are very grateful to them for their support.

Over 50 channels of Real Time and Whole Orbit Data were collected. For example, a number of on-board temperatures are shown in this graph which covers the period from 11:58 to 13:36 UTC

The very last frame received was captured by PQ2HX in Brazil at around 14:17 UTC.

We are keenly awaiting further possibilities to exercise more of the payload as soon as this becomes possible but, in the meantime, is good to know that all the telemetry channels reported nominal values.

FUNcube Patch on ESA PFC 71

 

Neil Melville-Kenney PA9N wearing FUNcube Patch on ESA PFC 71 - Credit Novespace and ESA

Neil Melville-Kenney PA9N wearing FUNcube Patch on ESA PFC 71 – Credit Novespace and ESA

Neil Melville-Kenney, PA9N, has been a long time supporter of amateur radio space since the days of the SSETI Express mission. He is presently the ESA Parabolic Flight Coordinator and today took the opportunity to fly a FUNcube patch during the ESA PFC 71 microgravity mission.
https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Research/Science_on_a_plane_ESA_s_next_parabolic_flight_campaign

FUNcube Mission Patch

Neil presented an account of his activities during the 2018 AMSAT-UK Colloquium and the three FUNcubes, AO73, EO88 and JO97 continue to provide a 24/7 service with their 2 metre downlinks.

You can follow Neil on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NMK_ZeroG

The FUNcube Mission Patch is available from the AMSAT-UK shop at
https://shop.amsat-uk.org/FUNCube_Mission_Patch/p3815740_15628523.aspx

RSGB AGM Es’hail-2 / QO-100 talk now available

Dave Crump G8GKQ, Phil Crump M0DNY and Noel Matthews G8GTZ receive award from RSGB President Dave Wilson M0OBW - image credit RSGB

Dave Crump G8GKQ, Phil Crump M0DNY and Noel Matthews G8GTZ receive award from RSGB President Dave Wilson M0OBW – image credit RSGB

The RSGB have made available a recording and slides of the presentation given at the AGM on April 27, 2019 about the Es’hail-2 / QO-100 amateur radio transponders.

After the formal AGM proceedings and the trophy presentations, attendees were treated to an introductory talk on Qatar-Oscar 100 geostationary satellite given by Noel Matthews, G8GTZ, Dave Crump, G8GKQ and Phil Crump, M0DNY.

Listen to the talk and download the slides at
https://rsgb.org/main/about-us/agm/agm-2019-proceedings/

Play the Listen to AGM 2019 afternoon recording and fast forward to 20 minutes and 41 seconds in. The slides are near the bottom of the page.

Qatar OSCAR-100 web receiver now live
https://amsat-uk.org/2019/02/10/qatar-oscar-100-web-receiver-now-live/

Es’hail-2 awards at RSGB AGM

AMSAT-DL President Peter Guelzow DB2OS at the Qatar National Day Station A71QND

AMSAT-DL President Peter Guelzow DB2OS

At the RSGB AGM in Birmingham on Saturday, April 27, 2019 two awards were made in recognition of work related to the amateur radio transponders on the geostationary satellite Es’hail-2 / QO-100.

The prestigious Louis Varney Cup for Advances in Space Communication was awarded to Peter Gülzow DB2OS for his leadership of the team responsible for the Qatar-OSCAR-100 mission which is now in service.

Dave Crump G8GKQ, Phil Crump M0DNY and Noel Matthews G8GTZ receive award from RSGB President Dave Wilson M0OBW - image credit RSGB

Dave Crump G8GKQ, Phil Crump M0DNY and Noel Matthews G8GTZ receive award from RSGB President Dave Wilson M0OBW – image credit RSGB

The Fraser Shepherd Award for Research into Microwave Applications for Radio Communication was awarded to Dave Crump G8GKQ, Phil Crump M0DNY, Noel Matthews G8GTZ and Graham Shirville G3VZV for enabling access for all the amateur radio community to QO-100 by developing and installing a narrow band transponder WebSDR, and wide band transponder spectrum monitor.

After the award presentation Dave, Phil and Noel gave a talk on Es’hail-2 / QO-100 covering a brief history of how the project came about, an overview of equipment required to operate QO-100 and an introduction and a demonstration of the WebSDR and spectrum monitor, which allow you to listen to stations on the narrow band segment using only a standard web browser.

Graham Shirville G3VZV was unable to be present to collect the award as on that Saturday he had to attend the key IARU Region 1 VHF/UHF/uW (C5) meeting in Vienna.

One of the presentations given at the IARU-R1 meeting was Popularity of ATV in the Netherlands by Chris van den Berg PA3CRX which you can see at
https://prezi.com/zxap36vhivca/popularity-of-atv-in-the-netherlands-jan-2019/

Graham Shirville G3VZV 5th from right at the IARU Region 1 VHF/UHF/uW (C5) meeting in Vienna

Graham Shirville G3VZV 5th from right at the IARU Region 1 VHF/UHF/uW (C5) meeting in Vienna

Coronation station HS10KING/mm on geostationary satellite

Es'hail-2 Qatar-OSCAR-100To mark the Coronation of King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (King Rama X) from May 4-6, 2019 the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand under the Patronage of His Majesty the King will be operating a special event station

The station will be operated from the Royal Thai Navy aircraft carrier, the Chakri Narubet, in the Gulf of Thailand from May 3-6 using the callsign HS10KING/mm.

This station will be making QSOs in the 40, 20, 15 and 10 metre HF bands, on 2 metres VHF and also using amateur radio satellites, including the Es’hail-2 / QO-100 satellite.

Royal Thai Navy aircraft carrier HTMS Chakri Narubet

Royal Thai Navy aircraft carrier HTMS Chakri Narubet

Consequently, the May meeting of RAST will be postponed to the second Sunday of the month, and will take place on Sunday May 12 at Sena Place Hotel when applications to take the upcoming Intermediate Class examination will be available

As usual all RAST members are welcome to attend this meeting and hopefully they will be able to have a QSO with HS10KING/mm.

Sincere 73,

Tony Waltham, HS0ZDX
RAST Vice-President
RAST English-language website: https://www.qsl.net/rast/

The Es’hail-2 / QO-100 geostationary satellite provides continuous coverage from Brazil across Africa and Europe all the way to Thailand. You can listen to its 10 GHz downlink from anywhere in the world by using the AMSAT-UK / BATC WebSDR based at Goonhilly
https://amsat-uk.org/2019/02/10/qatar-oscar-100-web-receiver-now-live/