QO-100 satellite, GNU Radio and SDR talks released

QO-100 satellite, GNU Radio and SDR talks released

University CubeSat Club members get ham radio licenses

University CubeSat Club members get ham radio licenses

reports:

A CubeSat is a nanosatellite—a small, lightweight satellite that is cheaper to build than a conventional satellite. They can be launched from rockets, or occasionally from the International Space Station by astronauts. CubeSats send telemetry information—measurements communicated at remote points by automated processes—over radio signals received on earth by a ground station.

The CubeSat club’s 2018-2019 year was packed with a variety of workshops and projects, including:

• Setting up temporary ground stations called SatNOGS (Satellite Network Operators Group)
• Building Yagi-Uda antennas from tape measurers and scrap wood and using them to track low earth orbit satellites as they flew over Villanova
• Building an AMSAT CubeSat Simulator, a functional satellite model
• Assisting with the freshman CubeSat mini-design projects
• Earning amateur radio licenses and ham radio callsigns
• Assembling and selling electronic transceiver boards used in CubeSats as a fundraiser
• Attending the 2019 Hamvention conference and running the AMSAT education table
• Received and decoded a special message sent from the AO-73 FUNcube Satellite especially for Villanova

Read the full story at
https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/newsevents/newsarchives/2019/community/CubeSat-Club.html

The students emailed a request to the FUNcube Operations Team to get their special message transmitted from space by the AO-73 satellite. Further information on these ‘Fitter’ messages is available at https://funcube.org.uk/ground-segment/fitter-messages/

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Taurus-1 with Codec-2 transponder launched

Taurus-1 with Codec-2 transponder launched

Mark Jessop VK5QI tweeted:
“Good signals from #Taurus-1 on 435.840 MHz! Doesn’t look like the FM/Codec2 Transponder is enabled yet though (no response on 436.760 MHz when transmitting on 145.820 MHz)”
https://twitter.com/vk5qi/status/1172505034551988225

Daniel Estévez EA4GPZ
https://destevez.net/2016/10/lilacsat-1-codec-2-downlink/

Adam Whitney K0FFY documented how to receive the similar Codec2 Digital Voice transponder originally flown on LilacSat-1 using the FUNcube Dongle Pro+ SDR
http://adamwhitney.net/working-lilacsat-1/

Keplerian Two Line Elements (TLEs) ‘Keps’ for new satellites launched in past 30 days
http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/tle-new.txt

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IARU Region 3 approves new 15m satellite allocation

IARU Region 3 approves new 15m satellite allocation

https://iaru-r3.org/topics/pressreleases

Download the interim IARU Region 3 bandplan
http://www.iaru-r3.org/newsite/wp-content/files/R3-004%20IARU%20Region%203%20Bandplan%20rev.2.pdf

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AMSAT-LU PicoBalloons travel the around the globe

AMSAT-LU PicoBalloons travel the around the globe

http://lu7aa.org.ar/wspr.asp
(slow access but with lot of information)

Info: http://amsat.org.ar?f=buoy

WSPR program at http://amsat.org.ar/wspr.exe

Also the APRS PicoBalloon (145.825 via Sat 1W) will be returning this Friday to S.America
http://aprs.fi?call=lu7aa-11

73, LU7AA, AMSAT Argentina

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