Qatar OSCAR 100 Web Receiver Operational

Discussion in 'Satellite and Space Communications' started by K4BAD, Feb 10, 2019.

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  1. K4BAD

    K4BAD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I’ve thought about suggesting to Robert,KE4AL that he listen to this at work.I’m afraid he’ll start plugging in European call letters into the tax forms he’s working on....don’t think the IRS would understand / approve,....HI
     
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  2. K4BAD

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    I’ve been listening off and on for the last few days....good stuff.

    Usage and enthusiasm does seem a little light at times...maybe word is a little slow getting out.

    Still jealous!
     
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  3. WE4B

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    I'm assuming that many just don't have the equipment needed to use it yet.
     
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  4. KC9SGV

    KC9SGV Ham Member QRZ Page

    We need one of thes GEO Sats with ham radio payload over the Americas !
    Come on AMSAT USA, make it happen !

    KC9SGV
     
  5. K3RLD

    K3RLD Ham Member QRZ Page

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
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  6. WD9EWK

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    Exactly.

    We probably won't have an offer like AMSAT-DL received from the Qataris for the QO-100 amateur payload, so it will take a lot of $$$ to make this happen over the Americas. Waiting to support AMSAT until a similar GEO mission is operational won't make it happen.

    73!
     
  7. WA4SCA

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    Contrary to some things you see on Twitter, doing or not doing this is not a matter of will, attitude, or daring. It requires a great deal of time, effort, and money, along with the right opportunity to come along. AMSAT-DL, along with many members of other AMSAT organizations, did a brilliant job of seizing a once in a generation opportunity.
     
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  8. KC9SGV

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    So, Oscar 100 is below the horizon for North America.
    But not by much.
    Aparantly, this sat is very strong and sensitive.
    I wonder if at least a CW signal from N.A. at zero deg elevation will refract enough to hit the satellite ?
    Light refracts.....
    KC9SGV
     
  9. K3RLD

    K3RLD Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's at -17° at my QTH.... That sure would be a feat!
     
  10. KC9SGV

    KC9SGV Ham Member QRZ Page

    The sat sits at 36000 km above the equator at 26 deg east.
    Much higher than LEO Sats.
    Looking at my shack model earth and drawing vectors with straight edges from it, hitting the sat from N.A. miiightttt just be possible per chance.
    New challenge for us N.A. hams !
    Who will be the first ?
    KC9SGV
     

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