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Qatari Es'hail 2 Satellite Will Include AMSAT-DL Phase 4 Amateur Radio Tran

from The ARRL Letter on 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 has reported 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 Service


The ARRL Letter

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by SHORTWIRE on September 21, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
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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