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Chasing Satellites with K7AGE

Here’s Randy, K7AGE chasing the AO-51 satellite in his back garden with an arrow antenna and a 5w handie.

This amateur radio satellite is just one of many that licensed amateur radio users can make use of to make short QSO’s with other radio amateurs. You can see the status of all OSCAR satellites here on the AMSAT web site.

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The Extraordinary History of Amateur Radio Satellites


Here’s a startling fact — more than 70 Amateur Radio satellites have been launched over four decades.

The number is astonishing as these sophisticated and groundbreaking spacecraft are little known outside the ham radio fraternity.

In fact, private groups of Amateur Radio operators around the globe have built and sent dozens and dozens of Amateur Radio communications and science satellites to orbit since the first,

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New Amsat Oscar 7 distance record

Joe Spandler K3SZH and Francisco Ramires PY2OV have achieved a 7736 km QSO using the 70cm to 2m transponder on the 35 year old Amateur Radio satellite AO-7. This  believed to be the furthest contact within the Americas but just short of the world record.

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