Goonhilly 144 MHz WebSDR
AMSAT-UK and BATC have announced the availability of a new 144-146 MHz Web-based Software Defined Radio installation at Goonhilly.
WebSDR Antenna top right
This is being provided in collaboration with Goonhilly Earth Station where it is kindly hosted alongside the existing receiving equipment for the amateur radio transponders on the Qatar-Oscar-100 (QO-100 / Es’hail-2) geostationary satellite.
It shares the same Turnstile antenna that is used for the reception of the AO73, EO88 & JO97 CubeSats.
Being located in the far South West of the UK, it is anticipated the SDR will be useful for early Acquisition of Signal (AOS) of 144 MHz downlinks from amateur satellites and the International Space Station (ISS). Additionally it can be used for reception of tropospheric signals from the south – the Spanish beacon ED1ZAG on 144.403 MHz has been already been heard on the system.
The new 144 MHz band WebSDR is available at https://vhf-goonhilly.batc.org.uk/
The AMSAT-UK / BATC 10 GHz WebSDR for QO-100 is still available at https://eshail.batc.org.uk/
Live event streaming: https://batc.org.uk/live/
AO-73 (FUNcube-1) – Image credit Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG
In November the FUNcube-1 CubeSat will have been in orbit for 6 years and the FUNcube team are now soliciting suggestions for the next satellite
The team are looking for suggestions for:
• Conformation of the satellite (2U / 3U)
• Orbit (LEO / MEO)
• STEM Outreach
• Amateur Radio Payloads
• Research Payloads
Please email your ideas to:
funcube-next <at> funcube.org.uk
The topic will be discussed during the AMSAT-UK Colloquium on Sunday 13th October 2019 https://amsat-uk.org/colloquium/
If you would like to join the team, please email:
operations <at> funcube.org.uk
on behalf of the FUNcube Team
Tanan Rangseeprom HS1JAN with CubeSat model
Tanan Rangseeprom HS1JAN, Project Manager of the new 3U CubeSat JAISAT-1 has requested telemetry data from the 435.700 MHz beacon. JAISAT-1 launched on July 5 and carries an amateur radio 145 to 435 MHz linear transponder for SSB/CW communications.
On the AMSAT Bulletin Board Tanan posted:
RAST President Dr.Jakkree Hantongkom HS1FVL who had contacted German Orbital Systems (GOS) which had informed of object 2019-038F confirm JAISAT-1 satellite.
1 44419U 19038F 19190.66730395 .00001667 00000-0 10000-3 0 9996
2 44419 97.4914 152.5407 0020014 233.1737 126.7422 15.12176922 634
The JAISAT-1 Beacon signal on 435.700 MHz in GMSK Mobitex 4800 bps mode code for JAISAT-1 frames 1 in row 11
41 (0x29) – JAISAT UHF1
42 (0x2A) – JAISAT UHF2
Example of signals in this format can be found with the reception of signals from the satellite
The Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST) and the JAISAT-1 Project Team are urgently seeking raw data that can be received from all packets worldwide. Please send raw data and KSS files to RAST by email at jaisatonetele<at>gmail.com
Sincerely and with respect.
Tanan Rangseeprom, HS1JAN
Project Manager of JAISAT-1
RAST – The JAISAT-1 satellite is launched https://www.qsl.net/rast/
AMSAT-UK is very happy to announce the 2019 AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will be held October 12-13 at the Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ.
We invite speakers, to cover topics about Amateur satellites, CubeSats, Nanosats, Space, High Altitude Balloons and associated activities, for this event. Those wishing to speak should contact Dave, G4DPZ, dave at g4dpz dot me dot uk
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.
We will be including a roundup of a number of new live and potential spacecraft projects that are under investigation and/or development.
Details of the event can be found at https://amsat-uk.org/colloquium/
73 Dave Johnson, G4DPZ
on behalf of the AMSAT-UK Committee
Videos of the talks given at the 2019 CubeSat Developers Workshop held at Cal Poly Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo, CA during April 23–25 are now on YouTube.
Schedule of presentations
Watch the videos at
PDF Slides are in the CubeSat Developers Workshop Archive