AMSAT Colloquium

AMSAT Colloquium 2011

AMSAT Colloquium

AMSAT Colloquium

AMSAT Colloquium, Holiday Inn 29-30 July. We understand that the hotel is getting booked up already for the Sat night. To avoid disappointment, we strongly urge you to book your place asap. Speak to Rachael Cross on +44 (0) 1483 784418. More deails, incl prices, at http://www.uk.amsat.org/colloquium-2011

ARISSat-1 Reception Challenge

ARISSat-1 is scheduled for deployment from the ISS next Wednesday Feb 16 – it has a composite VHF downlink that will easily fit into the FUNcube Dongle receive spectrum. The telemetry is 1 kbit BPSK and can, of course, also be received with a normal SSB 2 metre receiver.

The expected signal levels from ARISSat should be similar to those we expect from FUNcube itself (and also eventually  from UKube) and the team are keen to discover what will be the minimum and best type of antennas for schools to use with a FCD. Therefore user experience with the ARISSat signals will be very valuable in making this determination.

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