Qatari Es'hail 2 Satellite Will Include AMSAT-DL Phase 4 Amateur Radio Tran
The ARRL Letter
September 18, 2014
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Qatari Es'hail 2 Satellite Will Include AMSAT-DL Phase 4 Amateur Radio Transponders:
Gunter's Space Page
http://space.skyrocket.de/ has reported
http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/eshail-2.htm that the Es'hail 2
communications satellite will carry analog and digital Amateur Radio
transponders. The new satellite, which will be operated by Es'hailSat,
the Qatar Satellite Company, will be in a geostationary orbit,
positioned at the 26° East "hotspot" position for TV broadcasting to
the Middle East and North Africa. Launch is planned for late 2016.
Es'hail 2 will provide the first Amateur Radio geostationary
communication capability linking Brazil and India. It will carry two
AMSAT-DL-designed Phase 4 Amateur Radio transponders, consisting of a
250 kHz linear analog transponder and an experimental digital
modulation transponder with an 8 MHz bandwidth. Uplinks will be in the
2.400-2.450 GHz range, with downlinks in the 10.450-10.500 GHz
Amateur-Satellite Service allocation. Both transponders will be
equipped with antennas capable of providing full coverage over about
one-third of Earth's surface.
The Qatar Amateur Radio Society and Qatar Satellite Company are
cooperating on the Amateur Radio project. AMSAT-DL is providing
technical support. -- Thanks to Gunter's Space Page via AMSAT News
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by SHORTWIRE on September 21, 2014
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That's the best Ham related news in a long time!
I hope it actually gets accomplished.
I miss AO-40..
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