Archived from the original on August 23, Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. I have found a new hobby within a hobby. I have been completely away from the amateur satellite scene for several decades and with the approaching low in the sunspot cycle and fewer DX contacts on the HF bands I would like to get back into the world of satellites. I have done some pretty extensive work with HAM radio and satellite comms. This includes the satellite elevation and weather, which are important factors. This app is really impressive.
I see other hams doing this very thing.
Using a Baofeng Handheld Transceiver to work Amateur Radio Satellites (AMSAT)
That seemed like the most economical choice for me as far as wanting a base station setup but your needs and wants may be entirely different. Special QSL cards were issued to those who participated in the airplane based flights. Throughout the years, amateur-satellites have helped make breakthroughs in the science of satellite communications. The holders of the newly introduced CEPT Novice license class B operating license have access to almost all bands between 1. The designation is assigned by AMSATan organization which promotes the development and launch of amateur radio satellites. AO Control Operators Association.