EMFcamp 2024

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The Electromagnetic Field is a non-profit camping festival for those with an inquisitive mind or an interest in making things: hackers, artists, geeks, crafters, scientists, and engineers. Electromagnetic Field 2024 will be held on 30 May–2 June 2024 at Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Eastnor, Ledbury.

AMSAT-UK, BATC & UKuG are setting up a 'village' that will host a variety of demonstrations and presentations during the weekend.

AMSAT-UK Represents the amateur satellite community in the UK whose members not only operate amateur satellites but also help to design, build and fund them.

BATC The British Amateur Television Club (BATC) actively promotes the hobby of Amateur Television and covers all aspects of Television from making and editing programmes to transmitting television on the amateur radio bands. During EMF Camp, presentations will be given on the subjects, in addition to making video contacts via the QO-100 geostationary satellite. operations.

UKuG The UK Microwave Group is the body who represent Amateur activities and developments in the high UHF and microwave parts of the radio spectrum.

There is a wide cross-over in the activities and interests of these three groups. And regularly work together to further the many projects and issues that affect Amateur Radio in the UK. At EMF-2024 these three organisations will be demonstrating various aspects of the hobby. Including low earth orbiting and geostationary satellite communications and possibly deep space reception. Microwave contest operation. Digital television via terrestrial links and via the QO100 transponder, aboard a geostationary satellite. And a random selection of other interests, which members would like to showcase.

GB4EMF Amateur Radio Special Event callsign during EMF for all contacts.

G0AUK The AMSAT-UK (Club) callsign will also be in use.

Inhabitants

If you want your name added to the list but don't want to edit the wiki, give Dave Johnson (secretary at amsat-uk.org) a shout.

On-site coordination: 144.750MHz, 432.750MHz, bring an H/T!

There is a Whatsapp group. Contact Jules or Paul (EYT) if you would like to join.


Name Callsign Ticket Arrival Departure Bringing
Dave Johnson G4DPZ yes Friday Sunday GB4EMF callsign (we can use G0AUK too), QO-100 Khune GS & 90cm Dish, complete LEO GS, LoRa TinyGS, 433/868 Lora GS for HAPS, Starlink and Switch, large mains extension
Phil Crump + 1 M0DNY yes QO-100 DATV Uplink Chain (BATC Streaming PC, Modulator, PA) + Downlink Chain (PC, Minitiouner). Long network cabling. Possibly HamTV RX.
Jason Flynn + ? G7OCD yes 2.4m dish, mount & feed. Tools for dish.
Jules Smith G0NZO

+1

yes

+ yes

Thursday

(Poss Wed)

Monday Mains cabling (16A 5-way dist + misc), mech toolbox, soldering iron, Long ETH cable.

Fridge, gas stove, kettle, water carrier (~10L), washing up bowl, microwave oven, 5mtr 240V festoon lamp string. POTS phones and fax, 1200bd packet system. Portsdown with PAs for 146&432MHz. Possibly contest stations for 23&13cm. Small pole mast and antennas.

Iain Young G7III yes
John Cariss G7ACD yes Event shelter. 2.4m prime dish. Camp kitchen(stand).
Dave Akerman M0RPI yes Thursday Monday Probably will be in my campervan in which case I'll have a fridge that can be used. Will also bring a portable fridge. Can also bring gas stoves (3) + gas. I'll also bring long CAT6 leads, 16A --> 4-way lead.
Paul Marsh M0EYT yes 2.4GHz DATV
Phil Ashby M6IPX yes
John Alexander M0XJA yes
Heather &

Paul Nickalls

M0HMO/

G8AQA

yes/yes
Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG
Tim Clark MW0RUD yes

NB: label your stuff folks!

Village Setup

  • 6x6m Marquee with flooring, tables (x?), chairs (x?) for stations, workshops, demonstrations. Includes interior lighting and power strip. [Rented from EMF]
  • 4.5x4.5m Event shelter for mess use [G7ACD], camp kitchen, kettles, fridges, lighting as above.
  • 2.4m dish on trailer (trailer to stay on site). Use unassigned. QO100 NB ? [G7ACD]
  • 2.4m Dish for QO-100 WB DATV uplink [G7OCD, via small cargo trailer]
  • LEO GS (G4DPZ)
  • QO-100 COTS GS (G4DPZ)
  • Starlink and network

Village Happenings

TBD: as we sort out a plan around the main EMF schedule! Will include some talks on what AMSAT do and how, live TV transmissions via QO-100 geostationary satellite...

Activity Organiser Confirmed Time Description
QO100 DATV TBA Continuous Demonstrating uplinking digital Amareur Television, through the AMSAT transponder aboard the geostationary Es'hail satellite.
Microwave contest G0NZO Sunday We will be running a small microwave (1296MHz) station during the national low bands contest. We will not be competing, just generating some activity on the band and giving points away to other stations.
Terrestrial DATV G0NZO Continuous We hope to set up a VHF or UHF digital television link across site. The reception being over in the EMV-Hams village.
Talks program Various TBA Various talks have been offered to the orga. Details here and on main timetable when confirmed.



QO-100 satellite dish bearing

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