AMSAT-UK Membership.

AMSAT-UK Membership.

There has never been a more exciting time for you to join one of the UK’s largest group of people who have an interest in Amateur radio satellites/space activities from all around the world.
AMSAT-UK has an ever growing membership base from shortwave listeners to satellite  engineers, amateur radio in space is becoming more affordable with the
concept of Cubesats.

The AMSAT-UK FUNcube  projects aims to be at the forefront with a launch of it’s very own educational Cubesat in 2012

AMSAT-UK is a voluntary organisation that was formed in 1975 and has provided invaluable assistance to the Amateur satellite programme and continues to be at the forefront of satellite research and design, benefits of membership include a full colour Oscar News magazine (Sample here) that is packed with articles and information relating to our ever growing hobby.
AMSAT-UK has a great Website with all the latest news and articles that are updated on a almost daily basis,there you will find information for the newcomer to the more advance
user,an online shop stocks items from the LVB satellite antenna tracker to booking a room for the forthcoming AMSAT-UK Colloquium 2012 Fri 14 Sep to Sun 16 Sep
A regular net is also held on Sunday’s on 3.780 MHz +/- QRM, at 10 AM (local)  Membership is open to clubs, schools, companies, etc, and individuals from around the world.

Join AMSAT-UK today  HERE

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AMSAT-UK FUNcube Dongle receiving HORYU-2 Satellite (video)

Decoding using FUNcube Dongle, MixW2 and the HORYU-2 Data Analysis software

Published on Jun 3, 2012 by

HORYU-2 Telemetry Competition

Listen to HORYU-2 on the Web

Further information on HORYU-2 is at

HORYU-2 CW Telemetry Decoder by DK3WN

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Yahoo Group

UK Space Environments Conference

The FUNcube Launch Fund

Please Help us launch our AMSAT-UK FUNcube-1 Cubesat.



The FUNcube-1 micro-satellite (CubeSat standard size) will carry a UHF to VHF linear transponder that will have approx 500mW PEP output and which can be used by Radio Amateurs worldwide for SSB and CW communications.

AMSAT-UK  is working on this new amateur satellite project: FUNcube-1 is a complete educational single CubeSat project with the goal of enthusing and educating young people about radio, space, physics and electronics, will be launched with a number of other spacecraft from a DNEPR rocket sometime in the third quarter of 2012.

FUNcube Dongle Pro or “FCD” is a SDR Receiver! – The Pro version gives unlimited access to the frequency range 64MHz to 1.7GHz (1.1GHz – 1.27GHz omitted) – Similar to USB TV Dongle, the FUNcube Dongle simple fits into your computer’s USB port. It’s compatible with many radio reception programs … like the future FunSDR write by I2PHD (see below!) and it is uses standard USB drivers already integrated into the operating system! (…No drivers required!)

FUNcube Dongle Pro Prices: (for EC buyers Inc VAT at 20%): abaut £134.60/£137.22 inc. shipping! (



AMSAT-UK 80 Meter Net (Today 27th May)

The AMSAT-UK net is held every Sunday morning at 10am local time on a nominal frequency of 3.780 MHz. Due to interference the net may move either side of that frequency so tune around. Newcomers are most welcome to call-in.

You Dont have to be a AMSAT-UK member to join in with the chat.


So pop in and say hello.



Honeymoon Adventure

The Uncertainly Principle 1.1 litre Fiat Panda with AMSAT-UK Logo

Helen Woolnough and Neil Melville PA9N are setting off on a honeymoon with a difference, and they aim to make a difference by raising money for charity.

They are taking part in the Mongol Rally where participants drive, in no more than six weeks, from the UK to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, using a thoroughly unsuitable car of 1.2 litres or less.

Helen and Neil’s entry is called The Uncertainty Principle. They will be driving a 9 year old 1.1 litre Fiat Panda on their epic journey which starts July 14.

The challenging route will take them through the Gobi desert and over the Pamir Highway (the second highest road in the world). They aim to cover more than 10,000 miles through 19 countries, with no support, no mechanic, and no clue.

They’ll be raising money for the Lotus Children’s Centre Charitable Trust and UNICEF.

Over the years Neil PA9N has given many presentations to the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium in Guildford, and his first spacecraft project was XO-53.

One AMSAT-UK member who sponsored Neil, asked for the AMSAT-UK Logo, together with the caption which reads “You can have even more FUN in space”, to be displayed on the underside of the bonnet for maximum exposure!

The Uncertainty Principle




Mongol Rally: