Also in GB2RS 25 August 2013…

| August 23, 2013

A vacancy has arisen for a new sub manager for the G7 series. We would like to thank Martin Forrester, G7JWR for his service to his fellow amateurs. We are looking for a replacement for this busy series, ideally a proactive G7, with free time, space and some spreadsheet knowledge. If you are interested, please e-mail the RSGB QSL bureau via qsl@rsgb.org.uk.

The ARRL DXCC Desk has approved the 2013 operation of D2CT in Angola for DXCC credit. If a request for DXCC credit for this operation has been rejected in a prior application, contact ARRL Awards Branch Manager Bill Moore, NC1L, to get placed on the list for an update to your record. Please include the submission date and/or reference number of your application in order to expedite the search for any rejected contacts.

How a DATV transmitter on S-band is being added to the ARISS equipment on board the International Space Station has been related in an announcement recently circulated and available at www.ariss-eu.org/HamVideo.pdf. The ARISS Ham Video transmitter is presently on board Columbus. The transmitter was delivered by Japanese cargo spacecraft HTV-4, which launched August 4 and docked 5 days later. Installation will be done by Michael Hopkins, KF5LJG, who has been trained for the commissioning of the Ham Video equipment. The commissioning is planned later in the year, possibly end October when there are favourable passes over Italy. When the Ham Video transmitter becomes operational, it will be used for ARISS educational school contacts. Video will be for downlink only. Uplink will be VHF FM audio. The Ericsson transceiver on board Columbus will be used for reception on board. This cross band and double mode operation is called Ham TV.

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