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Today's Topics:

   1. More reliable source than SatNOGS DB? (Martin Cooper)
   2. Upcoming ARISS contact with Smithsonian Air and Space -
      Udvar-Hazy, Chantilly, VA (n4csitwo@?????????.????
   3. Re: More reliable source than SatNOGS DB? (Julien NICOLAS)
   4. Release correction to today's upcoming ARISS contact with
      Smithsonian Air and Space - Udvar-Hazy, Chantilly, VA
      (n4csitwo@?????????.????
   5. DSLWP-B UHF Plan (???)
   6. A0-91 (Joe Puma)
   7. N7GV Field Day (Ray Soifer)
   8. Re: A0-91 (Jeff Johns)
   9. Re: A0-91 (Robert Bankston)
  10. Re: A0-91 (k6vug@?????????.????
  11. ANS-167 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins (Paul Stoetzer)


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Message: 1
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 17:37:51 -0700
From: Martin Cooper <kd6yam@?????.???>
To: amsat-bb@?????.???
Subject: [amsat-bb] More reliable source than SatNOGS DB?
Message-ID:
<CAGEtHiKiwAMsDdJd8O7juLawxhh_Ofzi2SUjJdu5uDmZWme58Q@????.?????.???>
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I'd been contemplating using the SatNOGS database to do automated
lookups of transmitter info for satellites (from code), but frankly
the database seems to be a bit of a mess. For example, in the
'satellites' database, there are cases of the same satellite name
mapping to multiple NORAD catalog ids, the 'names' field being used
inconsistently (and even containing an essay about the satellite in
one case), and so forth. Similarly, the 'transmitters' database also
has issues.

Is there a more reliable source that can be queried through an API? I
know N2YO has an API, but it's focused on real-time tracking, and
doesn't appear to include transmitter info (though the site's
satellite pages do).

Thanks!

Martin.
KD6YAM


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Message: 2
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 01:24:05 -0400
From: <n4csitwo@?????????.???>
To: <amsat-bb@?????.???>,	<ariss-press@?????.???>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Smithsonian Air and
Space - Udvar-Hazy, Chantilly, VA
Message-ID: <212B617F35774442837BED18726AAE1F@???>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="iso-8859-1"





An International Space Station school contact has been planned with
participants at Smithsonian Air and Space - Udvar-Hazy, Chantilly, VA

on 15 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 18:11 UTC. It
is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this
time. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds.
The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and W6SRJ.

The contact should be audible over the east coast of the U.S. Interested
parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is
expected to be conducted in English.





National Air and Space Museum - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Innovations in Flight Family Day

The theme of this program is to give museum visitors the opportunity to
learn about the innovations in aircraft design and what it takes to become a
pilot by talking with pilots about how they learned to fly, what they fly,
and how they use their aircraft.  The day is designed to inform visitors of
the opportunities in both military and civilian aviation.  Visitors have the
opportunity to talk with a diversified group of pilots to see different
types of aircraft.  This year we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the
Apollo Program.





Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:



1. What is your favorite thing to do in microgravity?

2. How important are the people in mission control?

3. What is a normal day look like?

4. What was the launch like?

5. What is your least favorite part of being in space?

6. Are there any animals on station?

7. Did you know you wanted to be an astronaut when you were a kid?

8. There is a NASA T-38 at this event, what was your biggest challenge

   in learning to fly?

9. Where are you now?

10. What is your favorite space food?

11. What happens if someone gets sick?

12. What is around you?

13. Do you have a degree in science?

14. What kind of exercise do you do?

15. Do you have ice cream?

16. Do you ever get bored?

17. What did you take up with you that is special?

18. What do you miss?





PLEASE CHECK THE FOLLOWING FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ARISS UPDATES:



      Visit ARISS on Facebook. We can be found at Amateur Radio on the
International Space Station (ARISS).



      To receive our Twitter updates, follow @????????????







Next planned event(s):

   1.   Rowan Preparatory School, Claygate, United Kingdom, direct via GB4RPS

         The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

         The scheduled astronaut is Nick Hague KG5TMV

         Contact is go for: Thu 2019-06-20 12:48:55 UTC

         Watch for live stream at https://live.ariss.org/



   2.   King Island District High School, Currie, TAS, Australia, telebridge
via IK1SLD

         The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS

         The scheduled astronaut is David St-Jacques KG5FYI

         Contact is go for: Wed 2019-06-19 08:49:20 UTC





About ARISS



Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative
venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that
support the International Space Station (ISS).  In the United States,
sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American
Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS National Lab and National Aeronautics and
Space Administration (NASA). The primary goal of ARISS is to promote
exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew
members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or public forms. Before
and during these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and
communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For
more information, see www.ariss.org.



Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN






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Message: 3
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:56:52 +0200
From: Julien NICOLAS <contact@?????????????.???>
To: amsat-bb@?????.???
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] More reliable source than SatNOGS DB?
Message-ID: <9723e63125e6e81a7522298132586c5d@?????????????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8; format=flowed

Hello,

You are very welcome to improve it. This project is totally open to
contributors.
If we all contribute to it, we can build something very useful for
everyone.

About duplicate satellite, this is an issue of using the norad id as
id and will be solved once and for all when we move to satellite uuid.

For the transmitters indeed, there is a mess right now due to having in
the past new transmitter for each drift on frequency.

There is currently a lot of work on the database to clean it.

By the way, this is also the database that is used by Gpredict.

To contribute you can meet the community there :
https://riot.im/app/#/room/#satnogs:matrix.org or IRC #satnogs on
freenode
forum : https://community.libre.space/

If you have more questions, feel free to ask.


Julien


Le 15/06/2019 2:37, Martin Cooper via AMSAT-BB a ?crit?:
> I'd been contemplating using the SatNOGS database to do automated
> lookups of transmitter info for satellites (from code), but frankly
> the database seems to be a bit of a mess. For example, in the
> 'satellites' database, there are cases of the same satellite name
> mapping to multiple NORAD catalog ids, the 'names' field being used
> inconsistently (and even containing an essay about the satellite in
> one case), and so forth. Similarly, the 'transmitters' database also
> has issues.
>
> Is there a more reliable source that can be queried through an API? I
> know N2YO has an API, but it's focused on real-time tracking, and
> doesn't appear to include transmitter info (though the site's
> satellite pages do).


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Message: 4
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 10:47:23 -0400
From: <n4csitwo@?????????.???>
To: <amsat-bb@?????.???>,	<ariss-press@?????.???>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Release correction to today's upcoming ARISS
contact with Smithsonian Air and Space - Udvar-Hazy, Chantilly, VA
Message-ID: <F9305BA96907456EA110DC5871CF7325@???>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="iso-8859-1"

Today's earlier press release stating the contact with Smithsonian Air and
Space - Udvar-Hazy, Chantilly, VA will be heard along the east coast of the
U.S. was incorrect. This contact is a telebridge being handled through W6SRJ
in California, so the ISS ham audio will instead be available over
California and areas within the signal path. Our apologizes for this
oversight.

Dave, AA4KN
ARISS PR



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Message: 5
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 23:09:38 +0800 (CST)
From: ??? <wmc_jx@???.???>
To: "amsat-bb@?????.???? <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: [amsat-bb] DSLWP-B UHF Plan
Message-ID: <43ec5325.9a09.16b5bafd4c5.Coremail.wmc_jx@???.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=GBK

Hi OMs,


Here is the DSLWP-B UHF plan for the following days:


18 Jun 14:00 to 16:00
19 Jun 02:10 to 04:10



All time in UTC. GMSK & JT4G on both freq.


SSDV album: http://lilacsat.hit.edu.cn/dashboard/pages_en/pics-b.html

Online JT4G telemetry forwarder:
http://lilacsat.hit.edu.cn/dashboard/pages_en/jt4g_forwarder.html
JT4G telemetry display:
http://lilacsat.hit.edu.cn/dashboard/pages_en/jt4g.html
GMSK telemetry: http://lilacsat.hit.edu.cn/dashboard/pages_en/telemetry-b.html



VY TNX & 73!


Wei BG2BHC



--

WEI Mingchuan


Research Center of Satellite Technology
Harbin Institute of Technology
mobile: +86-189-4501-5242
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Message: 6
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 12:59:20 -0400
From: Joe Puma <kd2nfc@?????.???>
To: "amsat-bb@?????.???? <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: [amsat-bb] A0-91
Message-ID: <5d0523e7.1c69fb81.583e5.647b@??.??????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"

Nice pass today over FN20, I was outside in the backyard with the Arrow II
and my XV-7R. If you heard my call through the pack of wolfs that hog their
way through during the whole pass let me know. Talking on these birds is
worst then trying to get to the front line of the food truck at the county
fair. Sheesh. Btw, I?m a city boy but felt the county fair reference is
relatable to most hams in the US, hi hi.


Joe
KD2NFC

Sent from Mail for Windows 10



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Message: 7
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 17:05:01 +0000 (UTC)
From: Ray Soifer <rsoifer1@???.???>
To: amsat-bb@?????.???
Subject: [amsat-bb] N7GV Field Day
Message-ID: <473590233.1677893.1560618301075@????.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

In years past, the Green Valley (Arizona) ARC has operated HF and Satellite
FD under the call WE7GV.? This year will be the first with our new call
N7GV, in memory of the late Lloyd Miller.
Look for N7GV (me operating) on FO-29 CW, and possibly AO-7.
73 Ray W2RS

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Message: 8
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:36:53 -0500
From: Jeff Johns <jeff30339@?????.???>
To: Joe Puma <kd2nfc@?????.???>
Cc: amsat-bb@?????.???
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] A0-91
Message-ID: <13B3F2CA-25CB-4746-8B19-808CE962E016@?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset=utf-8

If you were only on a VX7, you weren?t full duplex. It is what it is.

> On Jun 15, 2019, at 11:59 AM, Joe Puma via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
wrote:
>
> Nice pass today over FN20, I was outside in the backyard with the Arrow II
and my XV-7R. If you heard my call through the pack of wolfs that hog their
way through during the whole pass let me know. Talking on these birds is
worst then trying to get to the front line of the food truck at the county
fair. Sheesh. Btw, I?m a city boy but felt the county fair reference is
relatable to most hams in the US, hi hi.
>
>
> Joe
> KD2NFC
>
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>
> _______________________________________________
> Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
expressed
> are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
AMSAT-NA.
> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
> Subscription settings: https://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb


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Message: 9
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 22:44:31 +0000 (UTC)
From: Robert Bankston <ke4al@?????.???>
To: "amsat-bb@?????.???? <amsat-bb@?????.???>, Joe Puma
<kd2nfc@?????.???>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] A0-91
Message-ID: <2078500781.2003038.1560638671955@????.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Joe,
Weekend FM passes are always fun, made more challenging today by two rovers
being on the pass from rare grids. It often reminds me of trying to work a
pileup for a dxpedition, with everyone trying to make sure they get what
they want.
Patience is the key and learning to work around the interference.? You can
either wait until those stations are out of footprint or try to work passes
with lower elevation.? Being from FN20, you have the unique opportunity to
work passes over the Atlantic and across what we call the "Polar Bear Club,"
where the footprint is mainly over Norther Canada.? You will find those
passes more civil.
Weekday passes can also be a lot calmer, but not always.? If a rover is out
in a rare grid, a weekday FM pass can be just as busy.
If you are just using a Yaesu VX7, you will be operating half duplex,
meaning you cannot hear transmission on your HT's receiver.? This makes it a
little more complicated, because you are not sure how well you are getting
into the satellite.? Adding a second HT as your receiver is an easy and
cheapest fix.
Best of luck and hope to catch you on the birds.
73,
Robert Bankston, KE4ALAMSAT-NA VP of User Services
Twitter:? @??????????????????? KE4AL.wordpress.com

    On Saturday, June 15, 2019, 12:00:05 PM CDT, Joe Puma via AMSAT-BB
<amsat-bb@?????.???> wrote:

 Nice pass today over FN20, I was outside in the backyard with the Arrow II
and my XV-7R. If you heard my call through the pack of wolfs that hog their
way through during the whole pass let me know. Talking on these birds is
worst then trying to get to the front line of the food truck at the county
fair. Sheesh. Btw, I?m a city boy but felt the county fair reference is
relatable to most hams in the US, hi hi.


Joe
KD2NFC

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

_______________________________________________
Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
expressed
are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
AMSAT-NA.
Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
Subscription settings: https://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb


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Message: 10
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 23:50:42 +0000 (UTC)
From: "k6vug@?????????.???? <k6vug@?????????.???>
To: "amsat-bb@?????.???? <amsat-bb@?????.???>, Joe Puma
<kd2nfc@?????.???>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] A0-91
Message-ID: <69471743.2037137.1560642642215@????.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

 Also, it is less crowded close to AOS or LOS where the bulk of the big guns
are not on it.?
Full-duplex, makes a big difference, esp., in pile-ups...!
?
- Umesh, k6vug?
?
?
   On Saturday, June 15, 2019, 3:45:23 PM PDT, Robert Bankston via AMSAT-BB
<amsat-bb@?????.???> wrote:

 Joe,
Weekend FM passes are always fun, made more challenging today by two rovers
being on the pass from rare grids. It often reminds me of trying to work a
pileup for a dxpedition, with everyone trying to make sure they get what
they want.
Patience is the key and learning to work around the interference.? You can
either wait until those stations are out of footprint or try to work passes
with lower elevation.? Being from FN20, you have the unique opportunity to
work passes over the Atlantic and across what we call the "Polar Bear Club,"
where the footprint is mainly over Norther Canada.? You will find those
passes more civil.
Weekday passes can also be a lot calmer, but not always.? If a rover is out
in a rare grid, a weekday FM pass can be just as busy.
If you are just using a Yaesu VX7, you will be operating half duplex,
meaning you cannot hear transmission on your HT's receiver.? This makes it a
little more complicated, because you are not sure how well you are getting
into the satellite.? Adding a second HT as your receiver is an easy and
cheapest fix.
Best of luck and hope to catch you on the birds.
73,
Robert Bankston, KE4ALAMSAT-NA VP of User Services
Twitter:? @??????????????????? KE4AL.wordpress.com

? ? On Saturday, June 15, 2019, 12:00:05 PM CDT, Joe Puma via AMSAT-BB
<amsat-bb@?????.???> wrote:?

 Nice pass today over FN20, I was outside in the backyard with the Arrow II
and my XV-7R. If you heard my call through the pack of wolfs that hog their
way through during the whole pass let me know. Talking on these birds is
worst then trying to get to the front line of the food truck at the county
fair. Sheesh. Btw, I?m a city boy but felt the county fair reference is
relatable to most hams in the US, hi hi.


Joe
KD2NFC

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

_______________________________________________
Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
expressed
are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
AMSAT-NA.
Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
Subscription settings: https://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
?
_______________________________________________
Sent via AMSAT-BB@?????.???. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
expressed
are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
AMSAT-NA.
Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
Subscription settings: https://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb


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Message: 11
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 17:00:07 -0700
From: Paul Stoetzer <n8hm@????.???>
To: ans@?????.???? AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@?????.???>
Subject: [amsat-bb] ANS-167 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins
Message-ID:
<CABzOSOrhknHEmV3MniA+Tycb_zV6tk7XEx7SJZR-meUyEwSxJg@????.?????.???>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

AMSAT NEWS SERVICE
ANS-167

The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and
information service of AMSAT North America, The Radio
Amateur Satellite Corporation.  ANS publishes news related to Amateur
Radio in space including reports on the activities of a worldwide
group of Amateur Radio operators who share an active interest in
designing, building, launching and communicating through analog and
digital Amateur Radio satellites.

The news feed on http://amsat.org publishes news of Amateur Radio
in space as soon as our volunteers can post it.

Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to:
ans-editor at amsat dot org.

In this edition:

* AMSAT Field Day on the Satellites
* Dollar-for-Dollar Match on your ARISS Donation Ends Monday!
* AMSAT Operations Updates AO-85 Status / AO-92 Field Day Plans
* AMSAT Engineering Slides From Ham-Com
* BIRDS-3 Satellites Deploy From ISS on June 17th
* IARU Region 1 Notes WRC-23 Proposals That Impact 144-146 MHz and
  1260-1270 MHz Amateur Satellite Service Bands
* Changes to AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution for June 13, 2019
* How to Support AMSAT
* Upcoming Satellite Operations
* Satellite Shorts from All Over

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-167.01
ANS-167 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 167.01
>From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
June 16, 2019
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-167.01

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   AMSAT, along with our ARISS partners, is developing an amateur
   radio package, including two-way communication capability, to
     be carried on-board Gateway in lunar orbit. Support AMSAT's
         projects today at https://www.amsat.org/donate/

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AMSAT Field Day on the Satellites

The weekend of June 22-23, 2019 is Field Day! Each year the Ameri-
can Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsors Field Day. The Radio Amateur
Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) promotes our own version of Field Day
focused on operation via the amateur satellites, held concurrently
with the ARRL event.

The AMSAT Field Day 2019 event is open to all Amateur Radio opera-
tors. Amateurs are to use the exchange as specified in ARRL rules
for Field Day. The AMSAT competition is to encourage the use of all
amateur satellites, both analog and digital.

The congestion on FM LEO satellites is always so intense that we must
continue to limit their use to one-QSO-per-FM-satellite. This includes
the International Space Station. You will be allowed one QSO if the
ISS is operating Voice.

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        Note that no points will be credited for any contacts
        beyond the ONE allowed via each single-channel FM sat-
        ellite. Operators are encouraged NOT to make any extra
        contacts via the FM satellites.

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Information for the operational satellites can be found in the tables
posted on-line on the AMSAT web:

+ FM Satellite Frequencies
   https://www.amsat.org/fm-satellite-frequency-summary/

+ Linear satellite Frequencies
   https://www.amsat.org/linear-satellite-frequency-summary/

Up-to-date satellite status reports are posted by users at:
https://www.amsat.org/status/

AO-92 is expected to be in L/v mode for the first part of Field Day.
Details are in the Operations Update article later in this

An article by Sean Kutzko, KX9X, ?Get on the Satellites for ARRL
Field Day?, published in the June 2018 issue of QST is reprinted
with the ARRL?s permission can be accessed at:
https://www.amsat.org/get-on-the-satellites-for-field-day

The full set of rules (including downloadable documents) are
posted at: https://www.amsat.org/field-day/

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                 CALL FOR AMSAT FIELD DAY PHOTOS

AMSAT Journal Editor Joe Kornowski, KB6IGK, asks that Field
Day participants share photos of their Field Day satellite
stations for publication in an upcoming edition of The AMSAT
Journal.
      Please email photos to journal at amsat dot org

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[ANS thanks AMSAT Director Contests and Awards, Bruce Paige, KK5DO,
  for the above information]

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Dollar-for-Dollar Match on your ARISS Donation Ends Monday!

During the ARISS Forum at the Hamvention, it was announced, that
between now and June 17, that an anonymous donor will equally match
one dollar for each dollar donated up to $10,000.

Here is an excellent opportunity to get the most from your donations
to the ARISS FundRazr. The FundRazr Project was initiated to raise
$150,000 towards the ARISS Radio Upgrade on ISS. To date 100
contributors have donated $26,200 to the campaign, about 17% of the
goal.

Please donate today at
https://fundrazr.com/arissnextgen?ref=ab_6ruVeeeNzOa6ruVeeeNzOa

[ANS thanks AMSAT for the above information]

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AMSAT Operations Updates AO-85 Status / AO-92 Field Day Plans

AO-85's FM repeater is still active during the current period of
full illumination. Both downlink and uplink frequencies are off freq-
uency low and DUV telemetry is not active. Continued operations are
not guaranteed after the full illumination period ends on June 19.
Work it while you can!

AO-92 will be available in both U/v and L/v for Field Day this year.
The current plan is to command AO-92 to L/v on the 0416Z pass on June
22, the evening before Field Day. The 24 hour timer will then run to
expiration, and the satellite will revert to Mode U/v for the
remainder of Field Day weekend. The planned timing should provide for
at least one accessible pass for the continental US in L/v before
returning to U/v. If commanding to L/v on the 0416Z pass is not
successful, we will reattempt Field Day morning. Please keep the
uplink clear during commanding.

Additionally, requests were made to the LilacSat-2, IO-86 and PO-101
command stations for special scheduling of these FM repeaters for
Field Day. Please watch for these teams? schedule announcements on
Twitter and amsat-bb prior to Field Day weekend. Note that IO-86
is only accessible to those stations below about 30 degrees of
latitude, but is a very strong repeater and easily worked to the
local horizon.

The FM repeaters on AO-91 and SO-50 are also expected to be available
as normal during Field Day.

[ANS thanks AMSAT Vice President-Operations Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA,
for the above information.]

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AMSAT Engineering Slides From Ham-Com

AMSAT Vice President-Engineering presented an update on AMSAT's
projects at Ham-Com 2019. Slides from the presentation are
available at available at https://tinyurl.com/ANS-167-N0JY

[ANS thanks AMSAT Vice President-Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, for
the above information.]

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BIRDS-3 Satellites Deploy From ISS on June 17th

JAXA has announced that the BIRDS-3 satellites, NepaliSat-1 (Nepal),
Raavana-1 (Sri Lanka) and Uguisu (Japan), will deploy from ISS on June
17th.

A live stream of the deployment will begin at 0835z on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrw3cMw10nQ&feature=youtu.be

The three satellites operate on same frequency, 437.375MHz, with a CW
beacon and 4800 bps GMSK.

More info is available on the BIRDS-3 Project website.

https://birds3.birds-project.com

[ANS thanks Masa, JN1GKZ, for the above information.]

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IARU Region 1 Notes WRC-23 Proposals That Impact 144-146 MHz and
1260-1270 MHz Amateur Satellite Service Bands

IARU Region 1 notes that there are two proposals under discussion in
Europe as possible future Agenda Items at WRC 2023, which potentially
could impact important amateur radio frequencies. The following sets
out the current IARU position on these proposals.

A proposal from France to consider the band 144-146 MHz as a primary
allocation to the Aeronautical Mobile service, as part of a broader
consideration of the spectrum allocated to that service.
The band 144-146 MHz is allocated globally to the amateur and amateur
satellite services on a primary basis. This is one of the few primary
allocations to the amateur service above 29.7 MHz and as such is an
important and widely used part of the amateur spectrum with a vast
installed base of users and operational satellite stations.

IARU views with grave concern any proposal to include this band in the
proposed study. It will be representing this view energetically in
Regional Telecommunications Organisations and in ITU to seek to obtain
assurances that the spectrum will remain a primary allocation for the
amateur services.

A proposal to study the amateur allocation in the 1240-1300 MHz
("23cm") band following reported cases of interference to the Galileo
navigation system.

IARU is aware of a handful of cases where interference to the Galileo
E6 signal has been reported. In all cases these have been resolved by
local action with the full cooperation of the amateur stations
concerned.

IARU does not want the amateur service to affect the operation of the
Galileo system in any way. Joint studies have been carried out to
assess the true vulnerability of the system and, based on these, IARU
regards the proposal to initiate an Agenda item for WRC-23 as pre-
mature.

The IARU position is that proper technical assessment of the issues
involved should be made in the relevant CEPT study group. Proper
account needs to be taken of the operational characteristics of the
amateur service in order to develop sensible and proportionate
measures that will facilitate the continued utility of the band for
amateur experimentation whilst respecting the primary status of the
GNSS service.

IARU is ready to cooperate fully in any studies and shares the
objective of reaching a secure and permanent solution to the issues of
sharing in this band.

IARU asks its Member Societies to draw this information to the
attention of their members, and to refrain at this time from making
speculative public comments about the situation until further progress
has been made in regulatory discussions. IARU is also ready to discuss
this issue with other societies not in IARU membership.

[ANS thanks the IARU for the above information]

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Changes to AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution for June 13, 2019

The following amateur satellite has decayed and has been removed
from the AMSAT-NA TLE distribution:

ZA-AeroSat - CAT ID 42713 (reentered 06-02-2019).

[ANS thanks Ray Hoad, WA5QGD, AMSAT Orbital Elements Manager for the
above information.]

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    AMSAT and ARISS are currently supporting a FundRazr campaign
    to raise $150,000 for critical radio infrastructure upgrades
    on ISS. The upgrades are necessary to enable students to
    continue to talk to astronauts in space via Amateur Radio.
     We have reached a great milestone with $26,200 raised
    or about 17% towards our goal. This would not have been
         possible without your outstanding generosity!!

          For more information and to DONATE TODAY visit:

     https://fundrazr.com/arissnextgen?ref=ab_e7Htwa_ab_47IcJ9

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* Volunteer for AMSAT
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[ANS thanks the AMSAT office for the above information.]

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Upcoming Satellite Operations

+ #HomewardBoundRove (DN13, DN14, DN21, DN22, DN23) ? June 14-18, 2019
Casey, KI7UNJ, will be hitting a few grids on his way home.  Look for
DN13/DN14 line on June 14th, DN21/DN22 line June 15th, DN22 June 17th,
and DN23 June 18th.  FM only.  Pass times expected between 1700-
2000UTC.  Specific passes to be posted on Casey?s Twitter feed:
https://twitter.com/KI7UNJ

+ Drummond Island (EN85, EN86) ? June 15-18, 2019
Chris, AA8CH, will be up on Drummond Island again June 15-18, staying
in EN86 and also activating EN85 as well.  Open to any sked requests
if someone needs either grid.  May activate EN74, 75, 76 on the way
there or back depending.  Will try to post passes to @??????????????
twitter if possible.

+ Post Hot Rod Power Tour Rove (New York to Wyoming) ? June 15-27,
2019
Following the Hot Rod Power Tour, I will be heading to FN02 for a few
days and plan to work FN01/11 gridline around June 17-18. Details to
follow. I will be heading as far east as FN32 and then eventually
working my way back to DN71. Specifically looking for EN01/02 along
the way. Details will be posted to Twitter and my QRZ page as the trip
plans unfold. Follow me on APRS.fi as WY7AA-9, as he will not have
Twitter access along the road.

+ #JosephOrBustRove (DN04, DN05, DN15) ? June 28-30, 2019
Casey, KI7UNJ, will be wandering around Eastern Oregon and decided to
do a little grid activating.  Look for Casey on FM passes in DN04 mid-
Friday, June 28th, in DN15 Friday night to Saturday evening, and DN05
Sunday morning.  Specific passes to be posted on Casey?s Twitter feed
https://twitter.com/KI7UNJ

+ Iceland (HP95 IP15 IP25 IP03 HP03) ? July 13-19, 2019
Adam, K0FFY, is taking his family (and his radios) to Iceland.
Tentative schedule is HP95 July 13, IP13 and IP15 July 14-15, IP25
July 16, IP03 or HP93 July 17-18, and HP94 July 19.  There?s a lot to
see, so passes will be best effort and announced on Twitter shortly
prior.  https://twitter.com/K0FFY_Radio

Please submit any additions or corrections to ke4al (at) amsat.org

[ANS thanks Robert Bankston, KE4AL, for the above information.]

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Satellite Shorts from All Over

+ From June 22-23, the FO-99 linear transponder will be activated
over Friedrichshafen, Germany and Bangkok, Thailand. See
https://twitter.com/GsNihonuniv for details.

[ANS thanks the Nihon University Ground Station for the above
information.]

+ Jim Heck, G3WGM, has announced that the AO-73 transponder will be
reactivated the weekend of June 14th and will be left on continuously
for the next week.

[ANS thanks Jim Heck, G3WGM, for the above information.]

+ The FM transponder on PO-101 is activated by schedule. Updates are
generally available weekly on their Twitter account. See
https://twitter.com/Diwata2PH

[ANS thanks the PO-101 / Diwata-2 team for the above information.]

+ Phase 3 launch anniversaries - Saturday was the 31st anniversary
of the launch of AO-13 (Phase 3C), launched on June 15, 1988. Today
(Sunday) is the 36th anniversary of the launch of AO-10, launched on
June 16, 1983.

[ANS thanks AMSAT for the above information.]

+ Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee is offering a CubeSat Research
Fellowship in the Department of Physics. The successful fellow will
develop and carry out a CubeSat mission with the help of undergraduate
students and technical staff. Funding for the project already exists,
and the department has excellent machine shop and other resources.
This is a two-year position with possibility for extension. Applicants
should hold a M.S. or Ph.D. in engineering, space science, or a
related discipline. Please see the full posting at
jobs.rhodes.edu/postings/3034.

[ANS thanks Rhodes College for the above information.]

+ Daniel Est?vez, EA4GPZ, has shared several blog posts/articles of
note:

A LimeSDR Mini based QO-100 Ground Station
https://tinyurl.com/ANS-167-QO100

Identifying the stars shown in an image taken by the LO-94 lunar
orbiting amateur satellite.
https://destevez.net/2019/06/astrometry-with-dslwp-b-camera/

Report on LO-94's June imaging
https://destevez.net/2019/06/report-for-dslwp-b-june-imaging/

[ANS thanks Dani Estevez, EA4GPZ, for the above information.]

+ A tool for interplanetary missions that calculates ballistic transfers
between planets and moons: https://transfercalculator.com/

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Primary and secondary school students are eligible for membership at
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status.

Contact Martha at the AMSAT office for additional student
membership information.

73,

This week's ANS Editor,

Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
n8hm at amsat dot org


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