The British Amateur Television Club (BATC) has announced that Graham Shirville, G3VZV, has been chosen to be the organisation’s next President. He first joined BATC in the early 1970’s, where he supported the development of the network of ATV repeaters in the UK for many years.
Graham has also been a driving force behind AMSAT-UK’s FUNcube satellite projects and was briefly shown working on the FUNcube-1 satellite in the RSGB Youth video Amateur Radio – a 21st Century Hobby.
He provided the deployment mechanism for the Slow Scan Television (SSTV) satellite ARISSat-1/KEDR which was released from the International Space Station by cosmonauts Sergei Volkov RU3DIS and Alexander Samokutyaev.
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Watch An update on the FUNcube Project by Graham Shirville G3VZV & Jim Heck G3WGM
Watch ESA ESEO FUNcube-4 Payload Update & Demonstration by Graham Shirville G3VZV & Chris Bridges 2E0OBC