Archive for date: October 29, 2007

First QSOs via AO-51

October 29, 2007 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, I’m not much for operating really, but I have been trying to work up the courage actually talk on the AO-51 amateur satellite.  It was down from October 18th, but today was back up and running the repeater.  I am still using a handheld Arrow crossed Yagi, so my hands are pretty busy, but […]

AO-51 appears to live!

October 29, 2007 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I was going to present a link the cool OSCAR Satellite Status page by KD5QGR because it can be useful for beginners to see which satellites other amateurs are hearing. If you’ll notice, for a long time only telemetry was being heard on AO-51 (the easiest of the LEO satellites), but in the last few […]

How I track satellites…

October 29, 2007 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I was chatting with my brother about my recent attempts at satellite tracking, and he expressed the opinion that it would be nice to present some of the details about how I actually figure out where satellites are. I’m not sure that my methodology is particularly noteworthy, but here’s what I use: There are lots […]