In the first of four videos, Mark Spencer, WA8SME, explains the operation of the amateur radio WRAPS antenna rotor system.
The WRAPS system points a lightweight antenna towards a passing amateur radio satellite (or weather or other satellite), facilitating the capture of telemetry or participation in conversations via satellite.
Watch WRAPS Antenna Rotor System Introduction Video 1
Watch WRAPS Setup for a Pass Video 2
WRAPS FUNCube Pass Video 3
WRAPS FUNCube Telemetry Overview Video 4
Thanks to the ARRL and WA8SME a PDF of the QST article on the WRAPS antenna rotor system can be downloaded from
Other satellite videos are available on the AMSAT-NA YouTube channel at