Tag: Japan

via the ARRL: IARU Cites Progress Toward 50-MHz Region 1 Allocation

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) says “significant progress” was made during World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) preparations that took place earlier this month at International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Headquarters in Geneva. But the IARU cautioned that a lot remains to be done before the “reservations and concerns of regulators and spectrum users are adequately […]

via HACKADAY: Pumping Up An Antenna From A Stream Of Sea Water

Our Hackaday readership represent a huge breadth of engineering experience and knowledge, and we get a significant number of our story tips from you. For instance, today we are indebted to [sonofthunderboanerges] for delivering us a tip in the comment stream of one of our posts, detailing an antenna created by coupling RF into a […]

Chinese, Turkish Amateur Radio Satellites Near Launch Dates

China’s CAMSAT is reported to be working closely with a Beijing government aerospace contractor to build two microsatellites with Amateur Radio linear transponders — CAS-4A and CAS-4B. Each spacecraft will carry a 70-centimeter/2-meter (U/V) 100 mW SSB/CW linear transponder, a 2-meter CW 50 mW telemetry beacon, and an AX.25 4.8 kbps GMSK 100 mW telemetry […]

UBAKUSAT to carry ham radio transponder

Turkey’s 3U CubeSat UBAKUSAT carrying an amateur radio 145/435 MHz SSB/CW transponder is planned to be deployed from the ISS in 2017 The linear transponder is almost the same as that on the TURKSAT-3USAT which was launched on April 26, 2013. The satellite is being developed by Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, […]

via the ARRL: FO-29 Satellite Turns 20

It’s been 20 years since the Fuji-OSCAR 29 (FO-29) satellite launched on August 17, 1996, from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center. Its 100 kHz-wide analog Mode V/U transponder continues to serve the Amateur Satellite community, although its packet BBS and digitalker no longer function. With an apogee of 1323 kilometers, FO-29 provides satellite operators with excellent […]

via the ARRL: IARU Region 3 Directors Meet in Tokyo

The directors of International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 (IARU-R3) met in Tokyo on August 22 and 23 at Japan Amateur Radio League Headquarters. IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, and IARU Region 2 President Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM, also attended. Special attention was made to study actions required by all societies to support IARU spectrum defense […]

via the ARRL: BIRDS CubeSat Constellation to Launch in 2017

AMSAT-UK reports that four CubeSats will comprise the BIRDS (Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds) constellation, which is set to deploy from the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017. The 1U CubeSats — BIRD-B, BIRD-J, BIRD-G, and BIRD-M — have identical designs, will use the same Amateur Radio frequencies, and will be deployed as a group. The […]

via the ARRL: MARS Sets Interoperability Communications Exercise for August 15

US Department of Defense (DOD) Military Auxiliary Radio Service (MARS) operators in the US, Germany, and Japan, will take part in an interoperability communications exercise in August. The exercise will take place on Monday, August 15, from 1200 UTC to 2359 UTC. The focus of the exercise is “to train during a simulated communications-constrained environment […]

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