Click HERE to view information on SBARC's
International Space Station Contact 8/19/08

 

Do you want use ham radio satellites?  You can do it with a hand-held radio!

I am an "Area Coordinator" for the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT). 
As such, I conduct presentations and demonstrations to local hams about the satellite service.
I serve as a resource for those wishing to lean how to become active on the birds!

 

Click on the links below to learn about ham radio satellites.
These links open in a new page.  When done, close that page to return here.

  • Click HERE to visit the AMSAT page, which has everything you need to know about getting on the Sats.
  • Click HERE to look up the next passes of the Sats!  Just enter the satellite name, your grid square (or lat/long) and the calculator will tell you when the sat will be overhead!
  • Click HERE for a list of 12 Suggestions for Handheld Transceiver Users.


 


N6KTH making a contact though AO-51
I am most active on AO-51 (AMSAT-OSCAR 51), SO-50 (Saudi-OSCAR 50) and AO-27 (AMSAT-OSCAR 27)

 

Click on the links below to hear recordings of some of my contacts on the satellites:

My Equipment:

I often use a Kenwood TH-D7 handheld radio and a Arrow handheld antenna (see photo above). 
That's all you need for many of the satellites!

My base station consists of a Yaesu FT-847 with Gulf Alpha mast mounted crossed yagis

 

Yaesu FT-847, HF, 6 meters, 2 meters and 70 centimeters

 

Gulf Alpha 2 Meter 5x5

Gulf Alpha 70CM UHF 8x8

Gulf Alpha 2 Meter 5x5
Circular Polarized yagi
Gulf Alpha 70CM UHF 8x8
Circular Polarized yagi
 
The antennas are controlled by a Yaesu G-5500
elevation/azimuth rotor 

 

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