Friday, 18 August 2017

Colin Butler from ICQ amateur ham radio podcast shares our ISS / satellite sucess

Radio amateurs at the Chertsey Radio Club have received test transmissions by two satellites inside the International Space Station (ISS)
Early in  July 2017, the International Space Station sent greeting messages in Russian, English, Spanish and Chinese, which were picked up by club members.
The messages were sent during test transmissions from two small experimental Russian amateur radio satellites, known as Tanusha-1 and Tanusha-2. They will be deployed from the ISS during a spacewalk in August.
As part of the celebrations for the 20th Anniversary of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), the ISS sent a set of 12 images using slow scan television (SSTV). The transmissions took place over four days from July 20.
Chertsey Radio Club member James Preece M0JFP was able to receive the signal and convert them into images using a Raspberry Pi 3.

Articles published and shared by AMSAT-UK

Press reports ISS success of Chertsey Radio Club 
The Surrey press report radio amateurs at the Chertsey Radio Club received test transmissions by two satellites inside the International Space Station (ISS). The club also received ISS Slow Scan Television images.
Read the article at

James M0JFP's Recording of satellites Tanusha 1 and Tanusha 2 being tested inside the International space station and relayed via the 145.800 onboard radio. 

Join the build-a-thon (2/70 diplexer kit and homebrew satellite antenna)

James M0JFP's LilacSat 1 and 2 Raspberry pi(3) experimental decoder image and M6SIG live CD install and usage instructions 

March edition of AMSAT magazine OSCAR news

Celebrating YOTA 2016 with the 6th Staines Scouts, cubs and Beavers (GB16YOTA)

Beginners Guide to Satellite operating

ISS SSTV on Baofeng Hand Held
QSSTV on the Raspberry Pi

How to work FM Satellites

Beginners (guide to satellite)

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Russian Space Walk #43 audio and pictures


- 003 showing zero. Can we make it?
- Yes, all's normal

Deploying TOMSK-TPU-120 satellite by hand from ISS

Deploying CubeSat Tanusha-SWSU-1, the RS6S call sign

Deploying CubeSat Tanusha-SWSU-2, the RS7S call sign

Audio at 16:38 UK time


- No, <...>
- Isn't it in the way? Looks liek it shouldn't.
- It probably shouldn't, but <...> is so short, maybe it's this <...> now not in the way at last
- Then let's take it off ... and move it to where it was

Signals received from Tanusha on Farnham Web SDR after launch.

Signals from Tomsk-TPU-120 from Farnham Web SDR

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Project Thomas Watch now has Ofcom Business Simple UK License issued

There is still time to buy a ticket and help support both National Autistic society and Cancer Research UK. CLICK HERE

As part of our summer raffle, we are pleased to announce we have made enough money to purchase the Business Simple UK license for **Project Thomas Watch** today!
The license covers several bands and is valid for 5 years.

It is our hope that the UK wide license will help enable people on the autistic spectrum and their friends, family and carers (supporters) to allow an additional layer of communication, independence and security, using radios has helped one of our members Son's (Thomas) and given him some freedom to ride his bike around the block, also used on his recent holiday when he wanted to be inside whilst the family wanted to be out (in the sun!), or when he wanted to go to the toilet, or get food / drink on his own.

We will be working with the National Autistic Society to help them use this license and help them to enable people on the autistic spectrum to use the radios and help encourage independence. 

If you or someone you know is on the Autism spectrum, or could benefit from using our license please do reach out to us we are happy to help talk you through and help you get set up. Its not complex at all and we really hope we can help you out.

If you are interested in Project Thomas watch, or at licensing a radio project, please do get in contact with us as we would love to hear from you and may be able to help you out.