Satellites

It seems to be very complicated thing to work with satellits, only for very good operators with sofisticated antennas and big transceivers... Really is like this but there are a lot of different satellites on the sky and you can contact a few just only with a Walky Talkie!!

Most easily I worked UO-14 (it was a transponder, like a Repeater), PCsat (Telemetry and APRS Digipeater also Packet) and ISS, International Space Station which have on board a Small Packet PMS -Personal Mail System-, also works as APRS Digipeater and with a little o lucky you can contact with people on board, yes, most part of astronauts are Radio Amateurs with Official Licence.

France and Italy


QSO´s AUDIO via AO-51 SAT

For example I have contacted these stations with a simple vertical antenna and two equipments (one for TX and the other for RX, but if you have a Biband transceiver no need more) and 5 ó 10 w. is enought. ISS sometimes arrives here signal 9+20 and +40 Db. Nowadays I still working ARISS and new LEO SATs as AO-51, AO-27, SO-50, HO-68... and a few on SSB as FO-29, VO-52.

QSO from Space

ISS copy, Spanish Astronaut Mr. Pedro Duque -ED4ISS- listened in my Station on 10-23-03 talking to Earth from Space... Listen It!

VIDEO receiving SSTV image       VIDEO: RX SSTV picture
ISS SSTV pictures received when Astronaut Mr. Richard -K5KWQ- was transmiting on 19-10-08 from Space... See It!
ISS contact
ISS - INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (ARISS)
NA1SS
RS0ISS
ED4ISS
IR0ISS
RS01S


Cosmonaut Paolo Nespoli IZ0JPA transmiting from ISS as IR0ISS to Ciudadela Mediterránea de la Ciencia, in Bari, Sud Italy


ISS: Red Block
ISS pass and APRS received stations via International Space Station

ARISSAT1
SSTV image received from ARISSAT1
08 September 2011 I at 10:47 UTC on 145.950 FM


SSTV image received from ISS
03 July 2013 I at 11:50 UTC on Martin 1 mode 145.800

RS0ISS  
SSTV images received from ISS
22 February 2015 on 144.800 PD180
mode

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You have other possibilities as Meteorologic Sat, you have easier at 137Mhz decoding NOAA:
NOAA    NOAA
Images received on 137 Mhz from Meteorologic Sat NOAA 15

There are a lot of satellites sent by Amateur on the sky... What are you waiting for?

More info here.

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