Qatar’s Es’hail-2 satellite will provide the first amateur radio geostationary communications that could link amateurs from Brazil to Thailand. The satellite is expected to be positioned at 25.5 degrees East. A launch is planned for November 15, 2018 with a launch window from 20:46 UTC to 22:29 GMT.
Es’hail-2 coverage areaEs’hail-2 will carry two “Phase 4” amateur radio transponders operating in the 2400 MHz and 10450 MHz bands. A 250 kHz bandwidth linear transponder intended for conventional analogue operations and an 8 MHz bandwidth transponder for experimental digital modulation schemes and DVB amateur television.
VE3VRW Amateur Radio Satellite Gateway httpvh://youtu.be/8tOJX-oOZ2Q
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VE3VRW provides a downlink gateway which he links into our Repeater Network. The Gateway can be heard in the Toronto area via the SSPBD Amateur Radio Network...