Kents Hill Park Conference Centre Milton Keynes MK7 6BZ
Thanks to volunteers from the British Amateur Television Club (BATC) the presentations given at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will be streamed live to a global audience.
This year the Colloquium is taking place as part of the RSGB Convention at the Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ on the weekend of October 14-15.
The webstream of the Colloquium talks will be available at https://beta.batc.tv/live/amsatuk
(The other talks at the RSGB Convention are not being streamed)
The Live Stream will begin on Saturday morning, October 14 at 9:30am BST (0830 GMT) with the presentation ‘Everything you wanted to know about Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)’ by ARISS Contact Coordinator Kenneth Ransom N5VHO.
The AMSAT-UK Colloquium is talking place in Lecture Room 5 download the programme schedule from
Tickets to the event are available at the door or you can book in advance at
Recordings of all talks will be posted on the AMSAT-UK YouTube Channel after the event
British Amateur Television Club http://www.batc.org.uk/
Coverage area of Es’hail 2
On Saturday, October 14 at 1:45pm BST (1245 GMT) AMSAT-DL President Peter Guelzow DB2OS will give a presentation on the Es’hail-2 Geostationary Satellite Amateur Radio Transponders to the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium in Milton Keynes.
It is expected the presentation will include a demonstration of the P4A transponder simulator. All attendees are welcome to bring any equipment they have for CW/SSB or DATV for the 2.4 GHz and 10.5 GHz bands. The transponder mimics the real thing: 2400-2410 MHz uplink to 10489.5-10499.5 MHz downlink.
This year the AMSAT-UK Colloquium is taking place as part of the RSGB Convention at the Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ on the weekend of October 14-15. Tickets to the event are available at the door or you can book in advance at
The Colloquium is talking place in Lecture Room 5, download the programme schedule from
Live streaming of Colloquium talks https://amsat-uk.org/2017/10/11/live-streaming-space-colloquium-mk/
The Air Force Academy satellite Falconsat-3 is now open for amateur radio use as a digital store-and-forward system.
FalconSAT-3 was built in 2005 and 2006 by cadets and faculty in the Space Systems Research Center at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, and launched in 2007 on an Atlas V.
After serving in scientific and training roles, the Academy has now made the satellite available for Amateur radio use.
The satellite is in a 35.4 degree inclination orbit, with an approximate altitude of 465 to 476 km. The Packet Bulletin Board System is operating at 9600 baud with a 145.840 uplink, and 435.103 downlink. Output power is 1 watt, and the downlink is continuously on. Digipeating is enabled for live QSOs, but unattended digipeating operations is not authorized at this time. Current Keplerian elements can be found in the AMSAT distributed Keplerian elements.
More information can be found at https://www.amsat.org/falconsat-3/
Further operational inquiries should be directed to AMSAT Vice President Operations, Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA (ko4ma<at>amsat.org).
Source AMSAT News Service http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/ans
Graham Shirville G3VZV with IARU Region 1 President Don Beattie G3BJ – Credit RSGB
The 24th General Conference of IARU Region 1 was held in Landshut near München on September 17-21, 2017. In recognition of his outstanding and ongoing work with Satellite Coordination the IARU Region 1 Medal was awarded to Graham Shirville G3VZV.
Graham Shirville G3VZV at 2016 AMSAT-UK Colloquium – Credit Mike Rupprecht DK3WN
E-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
Membership of AMSAT-UK is open to anyone who has an interest in amateur radio satellites or space activities, including the International Space Station (ISS).
E-members of AMSAT-UK are able to download OSCAR News as a convenient PDF that can be read on laptops, tablets or smartphones anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Join as an E-member at Electronic (PDF) E-membership
PDF sample copy of “Oscar News” here.
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E-members can download their copies of OSCAR News here.
The British Amateur Television Club have made available videos of the talks given at the CAT17 event held at the Finningley Amateur Radio Club on September 9-10, 2017.
Among the videos are:
• Es’hail 2 satellite update by Dave G8GKQ
• DigiTwist an experimental low cost satellite tracker by Brian G4EWJ
• Introduction to Optical Communications by Bernie G4HJW
• 5.7 GHz Linear Amplifiers for the ADALM Pluto by Brian G4EWJ
Watch Es’hail 2 satellite update by Dave G8GKQ
Watch DigiTwist an experimental low cost satellite tracker by Brian G4EWJ
The other videos can be seen at
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