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Switzerland has its own AMSAT Organization

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 09:41

AMSAT-HB is the latest amateur radio satellite organization in the AMSAT fold. AMSAT-HB was formed in Switzerland on November 26. Switzerland’s IARU member-society USKA cited a sharp rise in interest in ham radio satellites in the country, as well as interest in the QO-100 geostationary satellite, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), and tracking objects in space.

“More and ...

Norway is Trying to Track Down 2-Meter Intruders

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 09:34

Norway’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-society, the Norwegian Radio Relay League (NRRL), is working with the Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) to stop intruders from operating on 2 meters. Unlicensed stations in eastern Norway are operating on 144.200 MHz, 144.300 MHz, and 144.650 MHz. NRRL wants radio amateurs and listeners to listen on these frequencies, log the deta...

New Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite Could Launch on December 25

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 09:28

[UPDATED: 2021-12-22 @ 1215 UTC] The CAMSAT XW-3 (CAS-9) amateur radio satellite has been installed on the CZ-4C Y39 launch vehicle at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China, and related work is in progress as planned, CAMSAT’s Alan Kung, BA1DU, reports.

“If all goes well, the satellite will be launched on December 25, 2021.” The orbit will be a circular sun-synchronous orbit with an altit...