December 11, 2023

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Via the ARRL: QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo to Include Speaker Track on Amateur Radio Satellites

The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo on March 13 – 14 will devote a speaker track to AMSAT and the world of amateur radio satellites.

The Expo is in “full planning mode” and promises “many exciting new things” for the upcoming event, which will include a world-class lineup of more than 60 speakers and workshops for beginners to experts. Presenters at nine AMSAT sessions will discuss the broad spectrum of ham radio satellites, including:

  • Introduction to Amateur Radio Satellites (Douglas Quagliana, KA2UPW)
  • Getting on the Air with Satellites (Clint Bradford, K6LCS)
  • How to Enjoy Amateur Radio Contacts with the International Space Station (Frank Bauer, KA3HDO)
  • Implementation of LDPC Encoder on FPGA (Anshul Makkar)
  • Debris Mitigation in Earth’s Orbit (Anshul Makkar)
  • Digital Multiplexing Transponder from the Open Research Institute (Michelle Thompson, W5NYV)
  • Solving the ITAR and EAR Problem for the Amateur Radio Satellite Service (Michelle Thompson, W5NYV)
  • Remote Labs for P4XT Engineering Development (Paul Williamson, KB5MU)

Thompson, an AMSAT Board Member, said working satellites is one of the most rewarding privileges of holding an amateur radio license.

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