Qatar-OSCAR 100 Satellite Operation

The geostationary satellite Es’hail-2 carrying amateur radio transponders launched from Kennedy Space Center at 20:46 GMT on Thursday, November 15, 2018 and is now in a geostationary orbit at 25.9° East. These are the first amateur radio transponders to be put into geostationary orbit and they are expected to link radio amateurs from Brazil to Thailand.

Es’hail-2 carries two “Phase 4” amateur radio transponders operating in the 2400 MHz and 10450 MHz bands. A 250 kHz bandwidth linear transponder intended for conventional analogue operations and an 8 MHz bandwidth transponder for experimental digital modulation schemes and DVB amateur television.
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One of my main projects this year is to get operational on the narrow band section of QO-100, i plan to do this in two stages. Stage one will be the RX side of things and stage 2 being the TX side. I plan to keep this page updated as the project goes on…

19/02/20:- RX equipment ordered
Octagon Green OTLG PLL LnB
80cm Dish
Bias Tee

25/02/20:- RX equipment set up and tested

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