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First Satellite Contact

 

My first contact via Satellite was on August 10, 2002 with Dave KC7USS. The Satellite was  RS-13 . For those who are just getting into working the "Birds", you may not know that on or around August 20, 2002 RS-13 became  silent. During the ten days that I was able to work through RS-13. I made 16 very enjoyable contacts. This Satellite will be missed by all that had the pleasure to use it. I have worked a total of nine Satellites so far, RS-13, AO-7, FO-20, FO-29, UO-14, SO-50, VO-52 (HAMSAT), AO-51 (ECHO) and AO-27

Status of current Satellites can be found on the new AMSAT Satellite Status Page.
        

Equipment and Software

  • Yaesu FT-847 All Mode Transceiver

  • Cushcraft 13B2 2m Yagi Antenna

  • M2 432-9WL 70cm Yagi Antenna

  • Cushcraft X-7 Tri Band HF Beam

  • M2 RC2800PX Rotor

  • Nova for Windows

  • TRX-Manager

 

Links to Satellite Operator's Resources

   AMSAT-NA

   AMSAT Organizations Around the World

   AMRAD

   AC6V Satellites and Space Links
   SAREX Space Amateur Radio Experiment (now ARISS)
   ARISS Amateur Radio on the International Space Station
   NASA
   ON6MU *** Great Satellite Pages ***
  
   List of Amateur Radio Satellites, date of launch, and
   images here from the Colorado State University
   CIRA Cooperative Institute for Research in the
   Atmosphere.

   AO-7
 
AMSAT-OSCAR 7 Satellite Summary
   ARRL Article It's Aliiiive! If you are new to satellites,
   this is a must read. After being dormant for 19 years it's
   back operating!
   Slide Set of OSCAR 7 and the people that put it together.
  
   RS-13
   Radio Sputnik RS-12/RS-13 Satellite Summary

   FO-20/FO-29
   FO-20 Satellite Summary
   FO-29 Satellite Summary
   ON6MU FO-20 Page  
    
 
UO-14
 
UoSAT OSCAR 14 Satellite Summary
   FAQ's
  
  
AO-27
 
AMRAD-OSCAR  27 Satellite Summary
   FAQ's

   SO-50

  VO-52

  AO-51

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