June 26, 2021

ARISS SSTV Award

Hello Nader Omer -ST2NH,
This time the SSTV images series is dedicated to radio amateur astronauts and cosmonauts and their activities on board of the Space Shuttle, Mir Space station and International Space Station. The ARISS SSTV Award presents  three special people.
On the left: Musa Manarov U2MIR - Russian cosmonaut who launched amateur radio equipment on board of the Mir space station. He made the first amateur radio communication in October 1988. Consequently, the MAREX (Mir Amateur Radio Experiment) and MIREX (Mir International Amateur radio EXperiment) programs were created.
Center: Sergey Krikalyov U5MIR - Russian cosmonaut, member of the Expedition 1 on the International Space Station. In November 2000 launched an amateur radio station on board of the ISS. This event was the beginning of ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) school contacts. Many cosmonauts and astronauts also conducted unscheduled radio communications, which made a lot of joy for the radio amateurs around the world.

On the right: American Owen Garriott W5LFL who was the first astronaut and amateur radio operator to take with him on the space shuttle Columbia (STS-9 mission in 1983) amateur radio equipment and conducted radio communications with radio amateurs on Earth. Hereby the SAREX program (Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment later called Space Amateur Radio Experiment) was created.

Greetings - Slawek SQ3OOK
ARISS SSTV Award Manager


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Photo received from ISS over Sudan  




June 23, 2021

Mir-Sat-1 Received Over Africa

 

Mir-Sat-1 (Mauritius Imagery and Radio Communication Satellite -1) is the first Mauritian satellite. It is a 1U cubesat deployed from the ISS Tuesday at 10.55 UTC by JAXA .At a very low pass telemetry received and decoded over Khartoum.Congratulation #MIRSAT1 team.
 

 

May 7, 2021

JIDXM Friendship award 2020.

I'm so honored and grateful to be the recipient the beautiful plaque of JIDXM Friendship award 2020.

 


 

April 24, 2021

Radio amateur G3YJO on BBC Radio 4

 

Radio amateur Professor Sir Martin Sweeting G3YJO, was the guest on the Radio 4 show The Life Scientific that was broadcast on Tuesday, April 20.

Martin Sweeting G3YJO pioneered the original SmallSats revolutions with the UOSAT-1 and UOSAT-2 spacecraft that carried amateur radio payloads and launched in the early 1980’s. They led to the founding of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) of which he is Executive Chairman.

You can listen to, or download, an MP3 recording of the BBC show which mentions amateur radio and AMSAT from the BBC website at https://bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000v7pb

 

 

 read more @ https://amsat-uk.org/

March 30, 2021

DIY-1 Satellite RTTY telemetry received over Africa !

Mode rtty 100 BD 7N2 telemetry of  DIY-1 satellite  received and decoded  Orbit #79 over Africa. .Object Y(47954) Congratulation DIY-1 diysatellite.com
 
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March 27, 2021

UniSat-7 received over Africa.

UniSat-7 received over Africa ...very strong signal through all the pass

 


 

March 19, 2021

JY1 The Late King Hussein of Jordan with old timer Arab Radio Amateur ...

     JY1 The Late King Hussein of Jordan ( in T-shart) with DR. Sid Ahmed  Ibrahim ST2SA  (holding the mike) and other Radio operators 9K2AL-   9K2AM-7Z3AB-JY4IA


March 17, 2021

SpaceX decoding

Good summary on SpaceX decoding so far by Scott Manley: How Amateur Radio Fans Decoded SpaceX's Telemetry & Engineering Video

 

  Over the weekend amateur radio tinkerers in Europe managed to decode some portions of the telemetry data broadcast by the second stage of the Falcon 9 when it's in orbit. This data was in a somewhat standard format, but decoding still required some custom tools to extract the bitstream from the signal and then some guesswork to figure out the exact format. There's still lots of unknown data, but most interestingly this gave access to the engineering cameras including one showing the interior of the liquid oxygen tank.

NOAA-2 returning from the dead

A few days ago, a long-time amateur radio satellite watcher Scott Tilley announced on Twitter that his automated L-Band receiver detected signal emissions from the old NOAA-2 satellite.


 It is not too uncommon for old decommissioned satellites to start transmitting a signal again, you may be familiar with a similar phenomenon that’s happened to Transit 5B-5 or NOAA-9, and plenty other satellites. Happysat has a page on his blog documenting emissions like this, but note that it’s now out of date and the satellites shown there may no longer be active.

Read More  https://sgcderek.github.io/posts/noaa2-revival/