SO-50 on Baofeng UV5R

David Mercado KK4MND has produced a video showing how easy it is to receive the amateur radio satellite SO-50.

This video demonstrates how to communicate via Amateur Ham Radio Satellite using an inexpensive £30 Baofeng UV5R Dual Band Radio and MFJ dual band antenna from Amazon. Among the stations heard are Hector Martinez CO6CBF, Dave Beumer W0DHB and James Bayne KI4SIY.

SO50 frequencies
Uplink – 145.850 MHz with 67 HZ CTCSS
(initial 74.4 Hz CTCSS tone required if satellite has not already been activated)
Downlink – 436.800 MHz

SO-50 article by Howard Long G6LVB


Credit Southgate ARC