AMSAT-UK Colloquium 2021

  • The AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will be held as an online Zoom Webinar on Sunday 24th October 2021

    The Colloquium will run from 10.45 BST (11.30CET) to approximately 16.00 BST. (17.00 CET) A full programme of the event is detailed below.
    You don’t have to be a member of AMSAT-UK to attend, and the event is free of charge.

    This year’s colloquium will be in the form of a Zoom Webinar. It’s easy to use, simply register at the address below, and follow the instructions which will arrive by email.

    Please register before the 24th , or join live at

    The 2021 colloquium will also be streamed via YouTube.

    The event will be hosted by members of AMSAT-UK and formally opened by our Chairman, Martin Sweeting, G3YJO.

    Each presentation will be followed by a 5 minute Q+A session, which will allow those viewing via Zoom, to pose questions to the speakers.

    All times are BST which is CET - 1hr.

    10.30 BST (11.30CET) Webinar web site opens.

    10.45 - 11.00 Official opening by Martin Sweeting, G3YJO.

    11.00 - 11.30 IARU Amateur Satellite co-ordination Hans Blondeel Timmerman PB2T

    11.30 - 12.00 AMSAT-DL Peter Guelzow DB2OS

    12.00 - 13.00 Lunch break

    13.00 - 13.30 Robert Bankston KE4AL President AMSAT North America

    13.30 - 14.00 STAR-XL: AMSAT-UK Payload – An updated OBDH for Nanosats
    Phil Bladen, Sam Lane, Chris Bridges

    14.00 – 14.30 STAR-XL: X-Band Upconverter & Dual Band L/X Patch Antenna for Space
    Patrick Hope, Marcel Friesch, Chris Bridges

    14.30 - 15.00 Iain Young G7III - QO-100 using a SkyQ Dish

    15.00 - 15.30 David Johnson B2Space Presentation

    15.30 - 16.00 Satellite Operating from 57 Degrees North. Peter Goodhall 2M0SQL

    16.00 - 16.05 Announcement of G3AAJ Trophy – G3YJO.

    16.05 End of Colloquium

    16.05 - 16.35 AMSAT-UK AGM

    17.30 Onwards. Informal session. Q/A and audience participation