Spring issue of OSCAR News now available

OSCAR News 221 Spring 2018 Front CoverE-members of AMSAT-UK can now download the Spring 2018 edition of OSCAR News here.

This edition describes how to make contacts through amateur radio satellites using your 144/430 MHz FM handheld transceiver and has an update on the satellites carrying FUNcube SSB/CW linear transponders.

The paper edition should be sent to postal members in 2-3 weeks.

In this issue:
• From the Secretary’s Keyboard
• 2018 Meetings & Events calendar
• News Roundup
• Work FM Satellites with your HT!
• Parasitic Quadrifilar Helical Antenna
• AMSATS AND HAMSATS – Amateur Radio and other small satellites
• Orbital Dynamics – Seen in the Times Newspaper
• Columbus – 10 years in Space
• Stemettes
• A cold day for a nice array
• FM Satellites: Good operating practices for beginning and experienced operators
• Travelling and activating satellites
• EO88/Nayif-1 birthday
• Getting rid of some of the rubbish!
• Rotator problems
• AMSAT-UK 2016-2017 – Statement of Accounts
• Connectors for Az/El rotators
• Thinking Day On The Air with GB5WDG
• Information from the Orbital Debris Quarterly News
• Stop Press: Space Industry Bill – Royal Assent

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

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Autumn/Fall issue of OSCAR News now available

OSCAR News Front Cover Autumn 2017E-members of AMSAT-UK can now download the Autumn/Fall edition of OSCAR News here.

This edition features a low cost ground station using a DTV Dongle, SDRSharp and FUNcube Dashboard to capture Telemetry from the FUNcube satellites.

The paper edition should be sent to postal members in 2-3 weeks.

In this issue:
• From the Secretary’s Keyboard
• 2017 Meetings & Events calendar
• Notice of the 2017 AGM of AMSAT-UK
• Patrick J. A. Gowen, G3IOR (SK)
• IARU Region 1 Conference 2017
• Chertsey Radio Club
• A Low Cost Ground Station Using a DTV Dongle
• Yet another antenna for LEO satellites
• Just when you thought it was safe to do an ARISS contact in the UK!
• FUNcube-1 Transatlantic Experiment
• NOVA Satellite Tracking programme now free!
• Ground Based DVB-S2 Repeater for GEO Satellites
• AMSAT-UK Colloquium
• Future Spacecraft Planned For The Amateur Satellite Service Operating Above 1GHz
• AMSAT Phase-4A downconverter for SSB and DATV reception
• The new FUNcubes – progress reports
• FUNcubes – In Orbit Report Sept 2017
• GB4RME – Special Event Station – HM Royal Mint

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

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Spring issue of OSCAR News now available

E-members of AMSAT-UK can now download the Spring edition of OSCAR News here.

This edition has the latest information on the new Nayif-1 EO-88 CubeSat which carries a 435/145 MHz amateur radio linear transponder.

The paper edition should be sent to postal members in 2-3 weeks.

In this issue:
• From the Secretary
• 2017 Meetings & Events calendar
• UK Space Agency announces new Chief Executive
• Nayif-1 EO88 Launch and successful early operations
• AMSAT-UK Colloquium – 2017
• LAUNCH UK
• Using DVB-S2X and Annex M to implement low-cost Phase 4B Earth Station Terminals
• Erin Ryan Listens to ISS Astronaut Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD
• Chertsey Radio Club YOTA callsign
• ESEO Payloads – Reproduction of an A0 poster being used to promote ESEO at Surrey
• JSpOC Recommendations for Optimal CubeSat Operations
• The principle of forward error correction

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

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Winter issue of OSCAR News now available

OSCAR News 216 December 2016 Front CoverE-members of AMSAT-UK can now download the Winter edition of OSCAR News here.

In this edition “FUNcube Update” has the latest information on the new Jordanian satellite JY1Sat which will carry a 435/145 MHz amateur radio linear transponder and will transmit images.

The paper edition should be sent to postal members in 2-3 weeks.

In this issue:
• From the Secretary
• 2017 Meetings & Events calendar
• The AMSAT-UK Shop
• A 25MHz reference for ADF4350/4351 based synthesisers
• ISS Packet Digipeater on 437.550 MHz
• Change in AMSAT-UK Membership ‘Rules’
• Orbital Debris
• UK Radio Amateur Receives Sir Arthur Clarke Award
• ARISS International Face to Face Meeting
• AMSAT-NA Space Symposium at Sea
• EO79 FUNcube transponder commences regular operation
• Spacecraft currently active with FM or linear transponders
• HamTV update
• Robin Haighton, VE3FRH – Silent Key
• SatCamp
• The “handover” of the ESEO AMSAT payload Engineering Model
• FUNcube (and other projects) update Dec 2016
• Satellite Orbits

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

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OSCAR News Issue 213

OSCAR News Front Page 213 March 2016Issue 213 of the AMSAT-UK amateur radio satellite publication OSCAR News was released on March 12, 2016. E-members can download it here.

The paper edition is usually posted 2-3 weeks after publication of the electronic issue.

In this issue:
• The Tim Peake QSOs
• Sandringham School — the sequel
• The first Soyuz rocket to launch from a new cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East
• Updates on the FUNcube Project Graham, G3VZV
• News from Malta
• QB50 Launch Switches from Alcantara Cyclone Space to NanoRacks and Kosmotras
• FUNcube-1 demo at the Space Studio G0MRF
• Soap Box – Ideas for DATV operations via Es’hail-2 Daniel Cussen EI9FHB
• Some history concerning the HAMTV set up and the Antennas on the Columbus module. Gaston Bertels, ON4WF
• FUNcube-1 (AO-73) & the International Space Station at Talbot Heath School, Bournemouth Bill Coombes G4ERV

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

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OSCAR News Issue 212

OSCAR News front page 212 Dec 2015Issue 212 of the AMSAT-UK amateur radio satellite publication OSCAR News was released on December 9, 2015. E-members can download it here.

The paper edition is usually posted 2-3 weeks after publication of the electronic issue.

In this issue:
• Second Birthday of FUNcube-1
• More FUNcube Fitter Message activity
• Fun with the FUNcube
• Students to have direct contact with Tim Peake during the Principia mission
• Supporting the Principia Mission
• The HamTV antennas on the Columbus module on the ISS
• Spectrum Forum Meeting – Saturday 7th November 2015
• Low Cost TVSat LNB Disciplined to a 10 MHz Reference
• Fox-1A Update
• A Homemade Portable Antenna Rotator
• Letter from America
• Shorts
• Is your licence at risk?

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

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