Fox-1D Amateur Radio CubeSat Launches Successfully, Now Designated as AO-92

Space Bulletin 002  ARLS002 From ARRL Headquarters Newington, CT  January 16, 2018 To all radio amateurs Right on schedule at 0359 UTC on January 12, the solid-fueled first stage and ground-lit strap-on boosters of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) ignited and hurtled AMSAT-NA’s Fox-1D CubeSat along with 30 other satellites onboard the PSLV-C40 mission toward a sun-synchronous orbit. Less than 18 minutes later, the primary payload, a Cartosat-2 series imaging satellite for the Indian government, separated from the launcher’s fourth stage, followed by other…

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ETH093 – NASA On The Air(NOTA)

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk with Rob Suggs, KB5EZ, about NASA On The Air or NOTA for short. Tech Corner – NASA On The Air(NOTA) From the NOTA Website: 2018 is a big year for NASA anniversaries and we’d like for you to help us celebrate. NASA was created in 1958, the first manned lunar mission was in 1968, and the first elements of the International Space Station (ISS) were launched in 1998. The club stations…

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Amateur Satellite, the ISS and More – ETH082

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk Gabriel Zeifman, NJ7H, about Amateur Satellite, the ISS and More… Facebook Question of the Week: Have you ever made a contact through a an object in space? Tech Corner – Amateur Satellite, ISS and More… I first heard about Gabriel in the ARRL Letter on July 27, 2017. There was an story in there that was titled, “Oklahoma Radio Amateur is First to Score Satellite VUCC from Greenland” A couple things…

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Experimenter’s Wednesday is Coming Back!

A couple weekends ago, the ISS did something special to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the ISS, they transmitted 12 images over the weekend that people could “download” using only a directional antenna, a radio and a phone. I didn’t hear anything about it, unfortunately, until after the event ended when I listened to the second episode of the Hamradio 360: Field Radio Podcast. Here is a link to that episode in case you didn’t listen to it. It was pretty neat to listen to the interview with Galen Wilson…

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