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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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Satelite tracking system

Orbitron is a satellite tracking system for radio amateurs and observing purposes. It’s also used by weather professionals, satellite communication users, astronomers, UFO hobbyist and even astrologers.

The first artificial satellite was put in the space on October 4, 1957 by the Russians.

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Near miss for amateur radio satellite

Drew – KO4MA,  received a warning from the US Joint Space Operations Center, located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on Sunday, February 28 that the amateur radio satellite AO-51 would have a close approach to another satellite, FORMOSAT 3-D, on Monday at 1056 UTC.

This occurred over the Eastern US,

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