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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OSCAR News Issue 209

OSCAR News 209 front coverIssue 209 of the AMSAT-UK amateur radio satellite publication OSCAR News was released on March 17, 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:
• 4M: A Moon Mission
• FUNcube-1/AO-73 Report
• Work FM Satellites with your HT!
• Controlled Impedance “Cheap” Antennas
• Prototype L/V transponder tested for ESEO mission
• Operation of the FUNcube-1 transponder — First European 73-on-73 award
• QB50P1/EO79 – FUNcube-3 Update
• 29 MHz Uplinks: A New Alternative
• ITU Symposium & Workshop on small satellite regulation and communication systems – Prague March 2015
• Fox-1 “In the Bag” (Updated)
• Debris opinion spotted in the internet
• The AlSat-Nano Project

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

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OSCAR News Issue 208

OSCAR News Issue 206 front coverIssue 208 of the AMSAT-UK amateur radio satellite publication OSCAR News was released on December 17. E-members can download it here.

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

In this issue:
• Scouts Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) From Ken Eaton, GW1FKY
• FUNcube at the Norman Lockyer Observatory
• Report on the Es’Hailsat-2 announcement
• A solar powered Raspberry Pi setup for remote reception of FUNcube-1 signals
• AL-Sat Nano —a new opportunity?
• ESEO
• Latest news from AMSAT-NA
• IARU Reg 1 Triennial Region 1 Conference
• St Peter’s CE Primary Academy, Market Bosworth
• FUNCube-1 First birthday

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

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OSCAR News Issue 207

OSCAR News Issue 207Issue 207 of the AMSAT-UK amateur radio satellite publication OSCAR News was released on September 11. E-members can download it here.

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

In this issue:
• Goonhilly Earth Station receives FUNcube-1 Equipment
• FUNcube-3/EO79
• FUNcube-1 demonstrated in the Faraday Lecture Theatre
• FUNcube-1 Spin Rate
• Sad News about HAMSAT VO-52
• IARU Region 1 General Conference Papers 20-27 Sep 2014
• ISS SSTV Active Again
• Report from the Region 1 Satellite Coordinator
• FUNcube-2 on UKube-1
• FUNcube-1 operations
• Active Satellites by Mile DK3WN
• AMSAT-UK accounts and AGM Minutes
• AMSAT-UK Colloquium 2014
• FUNcube-4 on ESEO

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

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Join AMSAT-UK

AMSAT-UK_Bevelled_LogoFounded in 1975 AMSAT-UK is a voluntary organisation that supports the design and building of equipment for Amateur Radio Satellites.

AMSAT-UK initially produced a short bulletin called OSCAR News to give members advice on amateur satellite communications. Since those early days OSCAR News has grown in size and the print quality has improved beyond recognition. Today, OSCAR News is produced as a high-quality quarterly colour A4 magazine consisting of up to 40 pages of news, information and comment about amateur radio space communications.

The new lower-cost E-membership provides OSCAR News as a downloadable PDF file giving members the freedom to read it on their Tablets or Smartphones anytime, anyplace, anywhere.

An additional advantage is that the PDF should be available for download up to 2 weeks before the paper copy is posted.

The Membership year lasts for 12 months starting on January 1 each year.

If you join after July 31 of any particular year, then you will receive complimentary membership for the whole of the following year, i.e. join on August 12, 2013, and you have nothing more to pay until Dec 31, 2014.

Now is a very good time to join.

Join as a new E-member here http://shop.amsat.org.uk/shop/category_9/Join-Amsat-UK.html

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