It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that I have just learnt of the passing of our dear friend Clive Wallis, G3CWV on 27th March 2015.
Clive has been a very staunch supporter of AMSAT from the very early days. Many will recall his intense interest and loyalty in following UOSAT-2/UO-11. He maintained a very comprehensive web site with details of the spacecraft’s activities. He wrote many articles for Oscar News about his activities. He attended many AMSAT-UK Colloquia.
He was awarded the Louis Varney cup for 2015 by the RSGB, and although he knew of the award before his passing, the formal presentation is not until 25 April.
His funeral is to be held on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 at 3.00pm at Christchurch, Bedford Road, Hitchin, Herts, UK. I am sure that his family would appreciate the presence of any AMSAT members who are able to be there.
The Winter issue of OSCAR News has been posted to members.
In this issue:
– It all started here – 50 years ago!
– UKube-1 Update
– Clive Wallis G3CWV column
– RSGB Spectrum Forum Meeting Nov 2011
– FUNcube Report
– Utility of Nearly Geostationary Orbits for Amateur Spacecraft
– Another 50th Anniversary
– News from Bochum
– Winner of Space App Competition
– The AMSAT-UK Survey
– Accurate Time Keeping
Clive G3CWV requests reports of the Amateur Radio satellite OSCAR-11 on 145.826 MHz FM during Wednesday May 25 when it’s expected to switch back on.
He Writes: OSCAR-11 is off at the present time. I’m expecting it to switch on during Wednesday May 25 at about 05:17 UTC, when the satellite is out of range for UK.
I would appreciate any reception reports for next Wednesday before and after that time. It is equally important whether you are reporting heard or NOT heard.
When the satellite last switched off, it happened during a pass over UK, and I was able to get a precise time of switch off. Reports on Wednesday will help me improve the accuracy of future predictions.