RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launched, Designated AMSAT-OSCAR 91 (AO-91)

Delta II rocket carrying RadFxSat (Fox-1B) successfully launched at 09:47:36 UTC on 18th November 2017 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

RadFxSat was deployed at 11:09 UTC. Then at 12:12 UTC, the AMSAT Engineering team, watching ZR6AIC’s WebSDR waterfall, saw the characteristic “Fox Tail” of the Fox-1 series FM transmitter, confirming that the satellite was alive and transmitting over South Africa. Shortly after 12:34 UTC, the first telemetry was received and uploaded to AMSAT servers by Maurizio Balducci, IV3RYQ, in Cervignano del Friuli, Italy. Initial telemetry confirmed that the satellite was healthy.

AMSAT Engineering reminds stations that the satellite will not be available for general use until the on-orbit checkouts are complete. Please continue to submit telemetry to assist the Engineering team in completing the commissioning process.

Press Release - https://www.amsat.org/radfxsat-fox-1b-launched-designated-amsat-oscar-91-ao-91/

New Release of DXtreme Monitor Log

A new version (11) of DXtreme Monitor Log, a Windows logging program for monitoring enthusiasts has been released.

In addition to the usual logging functions, the software features a Schedule Checker for finding broadcast stations to monitor, and integration with Afreet Band Master for finding ham stations. Both functions check the user’s database to indicate the stations to monitor for new or verified countries.

Monitor Log 11 provides rig control through integration with Afreet Omni-Rig and two popular SDR applications. The program features integrated Improv and QSL Imaging facilities that let users associate ad hoc screenshots, miscellaneous documents, electronic QSLs, and physical QSL cards with log entries.

The software includes customizable paper and e-mail reception report generators, a club report entry facility, social media posting, and an array of performance reports.

More Information - http://www.dxtreme.com

Updated MacDoppler Software Released

Amateur Radio Satellite Tracking Software for Mac, MacDoppler has released an updated verision.

New features in v2.26 include

  • Floating Prefs window.
  • 2D Map site and satellite auto-scroll improved.
  • Fixed FT-991 modes.
  • Fixed FT-736R polling issue.
  • Fixed demo timeout hang.

More infomation - https://www.dogparksoftware.com/MacDoppler.html