ARISSat-1 is a new Amateur Radio satellite that will be deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) during a space walk in early August.
It is currently onboard the ISS and on the weekend of July 30-31 the satellite will be connected to external antennas of the ISS enabling Amateurs to communicate through it’s linear transponder using SSB/CW and receive it’s FM, BPSK and CW downlinks. The FM downlink will also be transmitting Slow Scan TV that can be received using the free MMSSTV software.
AMSAT-UK intend to use the GB4FUN station equipment to listen to the various ARISSat-1 signals.
In addition they will be experimenting with the use of FUNcube Dongle software defined radios to receive the ARISSat-1 signals with a variety of different antennas.
The colloquium is being held on July 30-31 at the Holiday Inn, Guildford, GU2 7XZ. It is open to all Radio Amateurs and SWL’s. Either day passes or full packages comprising overnight accommodation and meals are available. For futher information see http://www.uk.amsat.org/colloquium-2011/
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