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SECUNDA RADIO CLUB NEWS BULLETIN

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SECUNDA RADIO CLUB MEETING

Next Club Meeting - 20 JANUARY 2015

18h00

VENUE: Gert's House

SECUNDA

Voyager 1 Captures Sounds of Interstellar Space

Listen to the Sounds of Interstellar Space
The plasma wave instrument on NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft captured sounds of dense plasma, or ionized gas, vibrating in interstellar space. The soundtrack in this video reproduces the amplitude and frequency of the plasma waves as "heard" by Voyager 1, which left our solar system last year.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SOUND

ZS6SRC - SECOND BACAR PROJECT - 2014

Secunda Amateur Radio Club - Balloon Carrying Amateur Radio Equipment Initiative

It did coincide with the annual 'Space Week' and also with the launch of the first satellite called 'SPUTNIK 1' on 4 October 1957.

1. ZS6SRC BACAR BLOG          
2. SRC - PHOTOS OF BACAR LAUNCH & PACKAGE RETRIEVAL - 2014   
5. HABEX
6. SPUTNIK 1 - RUSSIAN INFO
7. SPUTNIK 1 - NASA INFO
                                    

NEW HAMNET WEBSITE (SARL News - 30/09/2012)

In the October issue of the Hamnet bulletin that will be posted early this week, it is announced that Hamnet will launch a Hamnet website on 1 October.

This domain has been dormant for many years but thanks to the efforts of Dawie Conradie, ZR6DHC, an initial site has been put together and will obviously grow with time.

This website fills the gap between the SARL website and the well established and popular Facebook site. All links have been incorporated in the website, including some international links.

www.hamnet.co.za

DelFly, the Autonomous Robot Dragonfly

Technical University (TU) Delft (Netherlands) researchers have developed the DelFly Explorer, the world's first Micro Air Vehicle with flapping wings that can avoid obstacles by itself - CLICK HERE TO READ MORE -

Quantum Computers

Defining the Quantum Computer

The Turing machine, developed by Alan Turing in the 1930s, is a theoretical device that consists of tape of unlimited length that is divided into little squares. Each square can either hold a symbol (1 or 0) or be left blank. A read-write device reads these symbols and blanks, which gives the machine its instructions to perform a certain program. Does this sound familiar? Well, in a quantum Turing machine, the difference is that the tape exists in a quantum state, as does the read-write head. This means that the symbols on the tape can be either 0 or 1 or a superposition of 0 and 1; in other words the symbols are both 0 and 1 (and all points in between) at the same time. While a normal Turing machine can only perform one calculation at a time, a quantum Turing machine can perform many calculations at once.

Today's computers, like a Turing machine, work by manipulating bits that exist in one of two states: a 0 or a 1. Quantum computers aren't limited to two states; they encode information as quantum bits, or qubits, which can exist in superposition. Qubits represent atoms, ions, photons or electrons and their respective control devices that are working together to act as computer memory and a processor. Because a quantum computer can contain these multiple states simultaneously, it has the potential to be millions of times more powerful than today's most powerful supercomputers. This superposition of qubits is what gives quantum computers their inherent parallelism. According to physicist David Deutsch, this parallelism allows a quantum computer to work on a million computations at once, while your desktop PC works on one. A 30-qubit quantum computer would equal the processing power of a conventional computer that could run at 10 teraflops (trillions of floating-point operations per second). Today's typical desktop computers run at speeds measured in gigaflops (billions of floating-point operations per second.

Quantum computers also utilize another aspect of quantum mechanics known as entanglement. One problem with the idea of quantum computers is that if you try to look at the subatomic particles, you could bump them, and thereby change their value. If you look at a qubit in superposition to determine its value, the qubit will assume the value of either 0 or 1, but not both (effectively turning your spiffy quantum computer into a mundane digital computer). To make a practical quantum computer, scientists have to devise ways of making measurements indirectly to preserve the system's integrity. Entanglement provides a potential answer. In quantum physics, if you apply an outside force to two atoms, it can cause them to become entangled, and the second atom can take on the properties of the first atom. So if left alone, an atom will spin in all directions. The instant it is disturbed it chooses one spin, or one value; and at the same time, the second entangled atom will choose an opposite spin, or value. This allows scientists to know the value of the qubits without actually looking at them.

The first functional capacitive touchscreen was developed by CERN inventors Bent Stumpe and Frank Beck in 1973. -ELECTOR-

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The "DX Code of Conduct"

Operators are urged to support it:

* I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling. *
* I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly. *
* I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station's call sign before calling. *
* I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling. *
* I will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QS X slot. *
* I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call. *
* I will always send my full call sign. *
* I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously. *
* I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine. *
* I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine. *
* I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine. *
* When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly. *
* I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact. *
* I will respect my fellow radio amateurs and conduct myself so as to earn their respect *

SOUTHERN AFRICAN AMATEUR RADIO SATELLITE ASSOCIATION    (SA AMSAT)

SA AMSAT to build Satellites in South Africa

1. KLETSkous (Click on KLETSkous)

Interview with Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP reporting on the progress made on SA AMSAT?s KletsKOUS CubeSat project, or download the audio mp3 version from www.amsatsa.org.za .

 

FUNcube-1 is in its Pod

The AMSAT FUNcube team are delighted to be able to announce that the FUNcube-1 CubeSat has now completed all its final testing and been placed into its launch pod  

This work was completed during a three day programme at the premises of ISIS BV in Delft in the Netherlands and was finished, on time, late Wednesday afternoon on September 4, 2013.

FUNcube-1 is actually the middle 1U CubeSat of three sharing a 3U ISIPOD.  It is sharing the ISIPOD with ZACUBE-1 from South Africa  and HiNCube from Norway.

ZACube-1, in addition to carrying VHF and UHF communications equipment also has a 20 metre beacon which will operate on 14.099 MHz  This ISIPOD, with the spacecraft inside, will be transported to Russia, early next month, for launch and will eventually be attached directly to the launch vehicle.

FUNcube-1 carries a 435/145 MHz linear transponder for SSB and CW communications and a telemetry beacon using 1k2 BPSK for educational outreach purposes.

The current launch info has lift off scheduled for November 21 at 07:11:29 UT

Full initial orbit details and TLE?s, together with decoding software will be made available over the next few weeks.

AMSAT-UK http://amsat-uk.org/

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