2010 – Ham Radio University(LI NY)

2010 Ham Radio University

Ham Radio University

Spreading Ham Radio Knowledge and Know How
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First Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite Now In Space:

AMSAT China (CAMSAT http://www.camsat.cn/) reports that at around 0230 UTC on December 15, China launched its first Amateur Radio satellite — named XW-1 http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/satellites/satInfo.php?satID=116&retURL=satellites/futures.php — into space.


The microsatellite — a secondary payload aboard the CZ-4C rocket launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center — was launched into a Sun-synchronous orbit with an apogee of approximately 1200 kilometers. XW-1 successfully reached orbit at 0253 UTC. Members of the XW-1 launch team reported they received a beacon from the satellite shortly after the satellite deployed. In the first few days, the XW-1 team will work on the satellite’s FM and store-forward transponder mode and its linear transponder mode. Once those tests are complete, they will upload a new flight program to set up the payload schedule. The satellite’s communications payload includes a beacon and three crossband transponders operating in FM, SSB/CW and digital modes. Uplink and downlink frequencies can be found on the CAMSAT Web site http://www.camsat.cn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56&Itemid=67. For the latest Keplerian elements for XW-1 and other satellites, check out the W1AW Keplerian Bulletins http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/kep/.


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AM FM WX & 2 Meters? HUH???

An interesting combo. This receiver reminds me of the old Grundig Yacht Boy but for the vhf spectrum. If you are the curious type like I am, here’s more info and a link to the web site.

CC Radio For 2 Meters

“FM reception is a little better than the CCRadioplus while the Weather Band can keep you informed of any government-issued alerts. The addition of the 2-Meter Ham band may make the CCRadio-2 a life saver during an emergency like hurricane Katrina. 2-Meter Ham operators are early on the scene and they donate their time while handling perhaps 90% of the emergency coordination efforts. The CCRadio-2 can act like a simple radio scanner and search the five memories for ham operator communications. The sensitivity (squelch) can be adjusted for best results. More information about the 2-Meter Ham Band can be found at CCRadio.com/2-meter.”