Documents for New Satellite Users

Title Description Last Updated
The Amateur Satellite Resource Guide The Guide is a 9-page document concentrating on pointers to sources of detailed information about the amateur satellite program. It’s intended to be useful as a handout at a satellite talk or hamfest booth. Provided by Mike Seguin, N1JEZ. (PDF) December 2004
Introduction to Amateur Satellites
(Updated for Echo!)
A presentation by Emily Clarke W0EEC, AMSAT Area Coordinator in the San Francisco Bay Area, also a member of Project OSCAR .  Updated to include information on working AO-51. (PDF) July 2004
Una Introducción a los satélites
Una introducción corta a funcionar los satélites aficionados escritos por Ramón Santoyo V., XE1KK (en español) Julio 2004
O que são Satélites
Este documento contém um conjunto de questões e respostas, susceptíveis de elucidarem qualquer um acerca da forma como deverá proceder para se equipar e explorar as comunicações através de satélites. Mariano Gonçalves, CT1XI (em português) Julho 2004
The AMSAT Story Keith Baker and Dick Jansson wrote “Space Satellites from the World’s Garage — The Story of AMSAT,” as a paper presented at the National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, Dayton, Ohio, 23-27 May 1994. It is a good first introduction to AMSAT as an organization. June 2004
AO-27 and SO-50 FAQ By Ray Soifer, W2RS.  This answers many frequently-asked questions about operating with FM on AMRAD-OSCAR 27 and Saudi-Oscar 50. January 2004
Working your first Amateur Satellite An article by Tony Langdon, VK3JED, describes working SUNSAT (SO-35) using simple equipment. (pending further update by Tony) May 2004
Working the Easy Sats Written by Gary Rogers, WA4YMZ and updated by Mike N1JEZ. This is an informal introduction to the amateur satellite program, combined with hints on getting started using the more easily accessed satellites. It is 36 pages long, and chock full of specific, useful information aimed at the new satellite enthusiast. Updated in April 2002 by N1JEZ. (PDF) April 2002
An Introduction to APRS Written by Bob Bruninga, WB4APR who is the technical guru on APRS and PCSats. This is an introduction for users who may have not previously used APRS and contains links to APRS resources. June 2004
A Simple Satellite Mobile QRP Station by Douglas Quagliana, KA2UPW, describes working AO-27 with simple equipment. September 1997
Cheap and Easy Satellite Antenna(s) Three articles by Richard Crow N2SPI that originally ran in the AMSAT Journal May 2007




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