Satellite Committee

Portable Operation

For portable operations like Field Day, several club members have portable hand held equipment and satellite antenna systems that can be set-up in a remote location and with a minimum of effort. Field Day contacts have been successfully made during the last few years.

Satellite Status

To check on the current status of the various Ham satellites check http://www.amsat.org/status/ .

Chairperson

Stu Tracy ------- N7RVF

Purpose

To coordinate satellite communications activities from the BEARS Ham Shack/Trailer and from the Field Day sight.

The satellite communications station is located in the Ham Shack. Radio equipment includes Satellite all mode transceivers for two meters and 70 centimeters. A dedicated computer with tracking software provides automated tracking of satellites and is networked to other BEARS computers in the main shack. The equipment is capable of communicating thru the popular phone and CW satellites.

Anyone interested in this mode of communication and operating this equipment, should contact Stu, N7RVF.

Remote Access to Satellite Station

As of 16 November 2018, operation of the BEARS satellite station has been restored. Please contact the Satellite chairperson for information on remote operation.

Posted : 12/1/2018 WEB Master: John MacDuff, KA7TTY