Amsats and Hamsats is a new book about amateur radio and other small satellites.

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    Amsats and Hamsats is a new book about amateur radio and other small satellites, written by Andrew Barron, ZL3DW the author of “SDR Software defined radio for amateur radio operators and shortwave listeners.” The book provides a comprehensive guide to how you can communicate through amateur radio satellites and how to receive signals from other small satellites and 'weather' satellites. You can buy a copy at Amazon (print and Kindle) or from the RSGB with a discount for RSGB or AMSAT-UK members. Link to Amazon.

    Amsats and Hamsats gets right into the techniques you will need for working amateur radio stations through amateur radio satellites, then it moves on to listening, or watching, signals from satellites. There are chapters answering questions like, "how do satellites stay in orbit" and "why are they so expensive to launch?" Followed by sections about the history of amateur radio satellites, the mathematics governing orbits, different types of satellite and their orbits. It covers the equipment you need, to track and use the amateur satellites and some of the satellite tracking software that is available. There are detailed sections covering feeders, Masthead preamplifiers, antenna systems and automated rotator control. There are the details of FUN cube Satellites, Weather Satellites and even the International Space Station. If you want to know the art of the possible and what satellites are available, where they are, new ones that are planned and even the bands you can operate. There is much more besides, as Amsats and Hamsats provides the ultimate guide to operating satellites.

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