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AMSAT SA
P O Box 90438
Garsfontein 0042
South Africa
Tel:  012 991 4662
Fax: 012 991 5651

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 SA AMSAT embarked on the development and launching of a South African Amateur satellite. The satellite is based on the CubeSat principle.


SA AMSAT EZINE

What is in the July Edition:

The challenges of developing a linear transponder

Leon Lessing ZS6LMG

Also read:

Very Large Survey Telescope Captures Three-In-One

Learners to explore near-space with SANSA and Amateur Radio

Italians launch 3U CubeSat

New Chinese amateur satellites

SDR workshop 19 August 2017

 

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SDR WORKSHOP IN GAUTENG
18 November at NARC

The next SDR worksop in Gauteng will be held at the NARC on Saturday 18  November 2017 09:00 - 13:00

Download orderform here and agenda for the day here

09:00 Registration

Feedback on the HF RF Noise Floor monitoring project
IARU Region 1 Meeting
Noise floor monitoring Project, the way forward, including electing a steering committee

Setting up a monitoring system, practical demonstration
    
Using a raspberry pi
Using a laptop including installation of Linux and monitoring software

Tracking of satellites

Receiving weather Satellites using a dongle

Downloading and working with  Fun Cube telemetry

Help with loading of program
s

Presented in association with the South African Radio League

 

 When ordering one of the dongles  the  basic memory stick with the software to operate the dongle and fun projects must also be ordered

 BASIC DONGLE 1

agwpe.zip  -This Is the Packet Engine for Windows

gpredict-win32-1.4git-1.zip  This is the Satelite tracking software

gqrx-2.1.251-src.zip  -this is SDR software for Linux

grig-0.8.1-win32.zip -This is HAM radio cat control software

hamlib-w32-3.1.exe  - this is a library required for Rig control via gpredict 

hs_soundmodem.exe - This is the telemetry decoder software for cubesats (high bitrate)

hs_soundmodem18.zip  - This is the telemetry decoder software for cubesats (low bitrate most sats use this)

MMSSTV113A.exe - this is the Slow scan tv software.

NOAA18-20170725-1926.wav  - this is a sample audio file for the wxtoimg weather satellite software

orbitron.zip - this is a Satellite tracking software

Orbitron_dde_mydde.zip -  This is a plugin to obtron to control your antenna rotators

python-3.6.2.exe -  this is a library required for rtl_fm python if you want to experiment writing your own SDR

rtl_fm_python-master.zip  - python program to control your sdr

runtimes-setup.100.zip -required for something cant remember what

SatelliteTracker2.zip -  satelite tracking software

SatelliteTracker2_Orbitron_plugin_for_SDRSharp.zip - radio and rotator control plug-in for Orbitron

sdrsharp-x86.zip -  recommended SDR software

soundmodem.exe - telemetry decoding software

soundmodem97.zip -  newer version of Telemetry decosing

UI_Viewer_32full203.exe >> aprs mapping software

VBCABLE_Driver_Pack43.zip  Vertual audio cable to forword audio from SDR to telemetry decoding software

wxtrack.3.8.44.zip  - weather satellite software

 

For the HF Noise monitoring programme  order memory stick 2 which includes all the softer to run on a windows laptop.

 

 

SDR WORKSHOP Gauteng
18 November 2017
Registered attendees

First name Surname Call 
Brian Jacobs ZS6YZ
Anette Jacobs ZSR6D
Dick Coates ZS6BUN
Neilen van Breda ZS6NG
*Allan Carson ZS1AL
*Karl Carnitz ZS1KC
Graham  Busse ZS6GL
Sidney  Freedman ZS6SID
Gerry Pieterse ZS6GER
Grant Dixon ZSR6WTF
Emile Bohme ZS6EGB
Hennie  Rheeder ZS6ALN
Nico Pretorius  
Nico  van Rensburg  
Hans  v d Groenendaal  
Anton Janovsky  
Gerry  Williams ZR6GRY
Andrew  Fraser ZR6M
Frank Schneider ZS6GE
Pierre Smit ZS6PS