Geostationary / Geosynchronous ham radio satellite transponders

Possible coverage of Geosynchronous satellite 74 degrees West - Credit Bill Reed NX5R

Possible coverage of a Geosynchronous satellite at 74 degrees West – Credit NX5R

EngineerIT magazine reports on the quest by radio amateurs to get transponders on geostationary satellites.

Coverage area of Es'hail 2

Coverage area of Es’hail 2

The article quotes President of AMSAT DL, Peter Gülzow DB2OS, and describes the transponders planned for the Es’Hail-2 satellite, expected to be launched in the 3rd quarter of 2017 into a geostationary orbit at 26 degrees East.

Also mentioned is a project to build a transponder for a US satellite which could be in a geosynchronous orbit around 74 degrees West.

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What is a Geosynchronous orbit ?


AMSAT Phase 4 Update for Palomar Amateur Radio Club November 4, 2015