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In this edition:

* Results of the 2023 AMSAT Board of Directors Election
* July/August 2023 Issue of The AMSAT Journal Now Available
* 2023 AMSAT Symposium Call for Papers
* Changes to AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution for September 15, 2023
* ARISS News
* Upcoming Satellite Operations
* Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events
* Satellite Shorts From All Over

The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and information
service of AMSAT, The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation. ANS publishes
news related to Amateur Radio in Space including reports on the activities
of a worldwide group of Amateur Radio operators who share an active
interest in designing, building, launching and communicating through analog
and digital Amateur Radio satellites.

The news feed on publishes news of Amateur Radio in
Space as soon as our volunteers can post it.

Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to: ans-editor [at]

You can sign up for free e-mail delivery of the AMSAT News Service
Bulletins via the ANS List; to join this list see:

ANS-260 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

>From: Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
712 H Street NE, Suite 1653
Washington, DC 20002

DATE 2023 September 17

Results of the 2023 AMSAT Board of Directors Election

The 2023 AMSAT Board of Directors Election period ended on September 15,

As a result of the election, Barry Baines, WD4ASW, Jerry Buxton, N0JY, Drew
Glasbrenner, KO4MA, and Zach Metzinger, N0ZGO, have been duly elected to a
two-year term on the Board of Directors. Frank Karnauskas, N1UW, will serve
as an alternate director for a term of one year.

The results of the voting with 388 ballots cast are as follows:

Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA - 348
Barry Baines, WD4ASW - 347
Jerry Buxton, N0JY - 331
Zach Metzinger, N0ZGO - 295
Frank Karnauskas, N1UW - 131

The membership of the AMSAT Board of Directors for 2023-2024 is:

    Barry Baines, WD4ASW
    Jerry Buxton, N0JY
    Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA
    Mark Hammond, N8MH
    Zach Metzinger, N0ZGO
    Bruce Paige, KK5DO
    Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
    Frank Karnauskas, N1UW (Alternate)

Thank you all for participating in this year's election process.

[ANS thanks Jeff Davis, KE9V, AMSAT Secretary, for the above information]


Join us for the 41st Annual AMSAT Space Symposium and
Annual General Meeting
October 20-21, 2023 – Dallas, TX
More Information at:


July/August 2023 Issue of The AMSAT Journal Now Available

The July/August 2023 issue of The AMSAT Journal is now available to members
on AMSATs Member Portal.

Download your copy at

The AMSAT Journal is a bi-monthly digital magazine for amateur radio in
space enthusiasts, published by the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
(AMSAT). Each issue is your source for hardware and software projects,
technical tips, STEM initiatives, operational activities, and news from
around the world.

Inside the Current Issue:

* Apogee View – Robert Bankston, KE4AL
* Educational Relations Update - Alan Johnston, KU2Y
* AMSAT Field Day Results - Bruce Paige, KK5DO
* A Summer Redesigning a CubeSat - Olivia Belian
* IO-117 Antenna Testing Update - Dave Fisher, KG0D
* Ground Stations for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellites: Advancements in
Low-Cost Electronics and Open-Source Software - Omar lvarez-Cárd
XE1AO; Margarita G. Mayoral-Baldivia, XE1BMG; Gilles Arfeuille, VE7VOL

[ANS thanks AMSAT for the above information]


           The 2023 AMSAT President's Club coins are here now!
   To commemorate the 40th anniversary of its launch
on June 16, 1983, this year's coin features
an image of AMSAT-OSCAR 10.
 Join the AMSAT President's Club today and help
Keep Amateur Radio in Space!


2023 AMSAT Symposium Call for Papers

Papers are now being accepted for the 41st annual AMSAT Space Symposium to
be held on the weekend of October 20-21, 2023 at the Sheraton DFW Airport
in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

Proposals for Symposium papers and presentations are invited on any topic
of interest to the amateur satellite community. We request a tentative
title of your presentation as soon as possible, with final copy submitted
by October 12 for inclusion in the symposium proceedings. Abstracts and
papers should be sent to Dan Schultz, N8FGV at n8fgv at

[ANS thanks Dan Schultz, N8FGV, AMSAT Symposium Proceedings Editor, for the
above information]

       Need new satellite antennas? Purchase an M2 LEO-Pack
        from the AMSAT Store. When you purchase through
           AMSAT, a portion of the proceeds goes towards
                  Keeping Amateur Radio in Space.

hanges to AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution for September 15, 2023

Two Line Elements or TLEs, often referred to as Keplerian elements or keps
in the amateur community, are the inputs to the SGP4 standard mathematical
model of spacecraft orbits used by most amateur tracking programs. Weekly
updates are completely adequate for most amateur satellites. TLE bulletin
files are updated Thursday evenings around 2300 UTC, or more frequently if
new high interest satellites are launched. More information may be found at

This week there are no additions or deletions to the weekly AMSAT TLE

[ANS thanks Joe Fitzgerald, KM1P, AMSAT Orbital Elements Manager, for the
above information]

     Want to fly the colors on your own grid expedition?
            Get your AMSAT car flag and other neat stuff
                    from our Zazzle store!
        25% of the purchase price of each product goes
            towards Keeping Amateur Radio in Space


Amateurs and others around the world may listen in on contacts between
amateurs operating in schools and allowing students to interact with
astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station. The
downlink frequency on which to listen is 145.800 MHz worldwide.

Quick list of scheduled contacts and events:

Escuela Preparatoria La Salle, Torreon Coah, Mexico, telebridge via IK1SLD

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz
The scheduled crewmember is Jasmin Moghbeli KI5WSL
The ARISS mentor is VE3TBD

Contact is go for: Fri 2023-09-22 16:19:45 UTC 80 deg
Watch for Livestream starting about 15 minutes before AOS at

Amur State University, Blagoveshchensk, Russia, direct via TBD

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS
The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz
The scheduled crewmember is Oleg Kononenko
The ARISS mentor is RV3DR

Contact is go for Thu 2023-09-28 08:45 UTC

Comments on making general contacts

I have been seeing a lot of traffic on Facebook and I suspect on other
social media sites with people asking why they are not hearing the crew
make general contacts.  First off the crew is very busy on the ISS and they
simply may not have the time to just pick up the microphone and talk.
Also, one needs to be aware of their normal daily schedule.  I have listed
below the constraints that we at ARISS have to follow in order to schedule
the school contacts.  Hopefully this will help you better schedule your

Typical daily schedule

Wakeup to Workday start.5 hours
Workday start to Workday end hours
Workday end to Sleep hours
Sleep to wakeup.5 hours

The crew's usual waking period is 0730 - 1930 UTC. The most common times to
find a crew member making casual periods are about one hour after waking
and before sleeping, when they have personal time. They're usually free
most of the weekend, as well.

SSTV events are not that often.  So please check out
for the latest information or watch for the ARISS announcements.

And dont forget that the packet system is active.

As always, if there is an EVA, a docking, or an undocking; the ARISS radios
are turned off as part of the safety protocol.

ARISS Radio Status

Columbus Module radios:
IORS (Kenwood D710GA) – STATUS - Configured. Default mode is for cr
oss band
repeater (145.990 MHz up {PL 67} & 437.800 MHz down).
* Powering off for Soyuz undocking on Sep. 27. OFF Sep. 26 about 12:20 UTC.
ON Sep. 28 about 07:45 UTC.
* Powering off for USOS EVA on Oct 12. OFF TBD . ON TBD.
* Powering off for USOS EVA in Oct (TBD). OFF TBD . ON TBD.
* Powering off for Russian EVA on Oct 25. OFF TBD . ON TBD.
* Capable of supporting USOS scheduled voice contacts, packet and voice
repeater ops.

Service Module radios:
IORS (Kenwood D710GA) – STATUS - Configured. Default mode is fo pac
operations (145.825 MHz up & down)
* Powering off for Soyuz undocking on Sep. 27. OFF Sep. 26 about 12:20 UTC.
ON Sep. 28 about 07:45 UTC.
* Powering off for USOS EVA on Oct 12. OFF TBD . ON TBD.
* Powering off for USOS EVA in Oct (TBD). OFF TBD . ON TBD.
* Powering off for Russian EVA on Oct 25. OFF TBD . ON TBD.
* Capable of supporting ROS scheduled voice contacts, packet, SSTV and
voice repeater ops.

The latest information on the operation mode can be found at

The latest list of frequencies in use can be found at

[ANS thanks Charlie Sufana, AJ9N, one of the ARISS operation team mentors
for the above information]

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