Very interesting site and well worth a visit.
It has just been confirmed that, subject to final preparations going well, all ten shortlisted schools will speak to Tim Peake on the ISS via amateur radio. This is great news and very exciting for the schools and their supporting local clubs.
ARISS have announced details of the first of the school amateur radio contacts with UK astronaut Tim Peake KG5BVI. Tim will be using the special International Space Station (ISS) call sign GB1SS during his near 6 month mission.
Tim Peake ISS School Contacts Announced
I will be running Radio Theory Classes in Limerick City, depending on numbers interested. Classes will be free of charge and will also include comprehensive practical sessions. The next Amateur Station License Examination will be held at the Comreg offices in Dublin on November 5th.
If you are interested please contact me via email:firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 087 2532512.
Instructors who may be interested in helping out are also welcome to contact me.
ESA invites radio amateurs to listen for AAUSAT-5 CubeSat
AAUSat-5 and Deployer – Credit ESA
AAUSat-5 and Deployer – Credit ESA
The AAUSAT-5 amateur radio CubeSat built by students at the University of Aalborg, Denmark is planned to be released from the International Space Station sometime in the week of October 5.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting radio amateurs to listen out for the signals from the satellite. The first to send in a recorded signal from AAUSAT-5 will receive a prize from ESA’s Education Office.
Launched on August 19, 2015 to the ISS, the Danish student CubeSat is now waiting for its deployment from the Japanese Kibo module’s airlock. An astronaut will manipulate the Kibo robotic arm to lift AAUSAT-5 from the airlock and place it in orbit.
Once deployed from the ISS the CubeSat will begin transmitting signals to Earth that can be picked up by anyone with common amateur radio equipment. ESA challenges anyone to record the signal and send it to ESA (email@example.com) and Aalborg University (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The satellite will transmit on 437.425 MHz using CW and GMSK. The 30 WPM CW beacon will transmit every 3 minutes and the 9600 bps GMSK every 30 seconds.
The first correct email received will win the following prizes:
• ESA/AAUSAT5 poster with signatures of the team members
• ESA Education goodie bag
• Scale 1:1 3D printed model of the AAUSAT-5 satellite
Read the ESA article at
AAUSAT-5 amateur radio information http://www.space.aau.dk/aausat5/index.php?n=Main.HamInfo
ESA AAUSAT-5 Twitter hashtag #AAUSAT5 https://twitter.com/ESA__Education
Danish CubeSats head for ISS http://amsat-uk.org/2015/08/19/danish-cubesats-head-for-iss/
It does not come much better than this!
The next Amateur Station Licence Examination will be
held on Thursday, 5th November in the ComReg Offices in
Dublin. Full details, including entry procedure,
examination fee and how to pay the fee on line are
available at www.irts.ie/exam . Please note that it is
necessary to download the application form from the web
page and forward the completed form and the appropriate
fee so as to secure a place for the examination. If you
pay the fee on line you must still complete and forward
the application form. The closing date for receipt of
completed applications is Friday, 16th October. Three
Exam Reports which were previously published in Echo
Ireland are available on the Downloads section of
the website at www.irts.ie/downloads under Studying for
the Harmonised Amateur Radio Examination Certificate.
These reports contain very useful information for
anyone studying for the Licence Examination. Intending
candidates are advised to pay particular attention to the
syllabus for the examination especially Annexes 1 and 2.
Radio theory classes started on 27 January 2014 at the Limerick Institute of Technology. Classes run from 1900 to 2130 every Monday night in room 8A.109 and all are welcome.
Amateur Station Licence Examination:
The next Amateur Station Licence Examination will be held on Thursday 22nd May in the ComReg Offices in Dublin. Places for the examination are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis so you are advised to apply early. Some applications for this exam have already been received. If warranted by the number of candidates, a morning session will be held in addition to the usual afternoon session.
Full details, including entry procedure, examination fee and how to pay the fee on line are available at www.irts.ie/exam . Please note that it is necessary to download the application form from the web page and forward the completed form and the appropriate fee so as to secure a place for the examination. If you pay the fee on line you must still complete and forward the application form. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday 30th April.