I am building a Yaesu G-5500, M2 LEO pack, Icom IC-910H based ground station. Nothing exotic at all but I thought it would be cool to make simple videos/livestreams as I progress through the process. Above is the first video that gives background on this process that started one year ago. I’ll be adding all […]Read more "Satellite ground station build video 1 – Background"
People ask me for tips on making their first QSO regularly so I made a page to consolidate my answers and information related to this question. https://spacecomms.wordpress.com/your-first-satellite-contact-tips/Read more "New page on tips to make your first sat QSO"
Someone is going to reconstruct my FM rig and they asked me for measurements and more pictures. I took pics and even filmed a video showing its construction. I already had a webpage with minimal information on this rig so I updated it with all the stuff the guy asked me for. Here is the […]Read more "Updated webpage on my FM mobile radio sat setup"
This is crazy! I can’t believe no one told me the rocket I saw launch one year ago this month launched from one of the same pads astronauts will be launching from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011! Not only that, but the tower they built for astronauts to climb up to the […]Read more "Human spaceflight from the United States and me"
In 2017 ISS SSTV switched from transmitting images in PD180 to PD120. This is from the “What to expect during a pass” section of my ISS SSTV Reception Hints page. I wanted to save it somewhere in case they go back to using it at some point. For now I am updating the Reception Hints […]Read more "PD180 ISS SSTV"
Occasionally people ask me a question about ham radio that could be summarized as “why?” Why ham radio? Why are you standing in a parking lot with a bunch of electronic gear hung over your body and a big antenna in your hand aimed to space just to talk to someone a few states over? […]Read more "Why ham radio?"
A school in Sweden is talking to the International Space Station through a telebridge station in Maryland at 11:12:55 UTC on Thursday March 15th. That’s 7:12am EDT so many people might be able to hear it on their morning commute. They will be using the Kenwood TM-D710E which puts out 50 watts, much more than […]Read more "ARISS reception opportunity over US east coast Thursday morning"