Bethlehem Receives First Signals From OSCAR 100

Bethlehem Receives First Signals From OSCAR 100

Rickus de Lange, ZS4A in Bethlehem was the first station in South Africa to report having monitor QSOs on Qatar OSCAR 100. Rickus pointed his dish skywards and on the eve of the official inauguration of Es’hailsat on 14 February 2019 monitored QSOs from the geostationary satellite.

Es’hailsat has been one of the major discussions on the agenda of the AMSAT Space Symposiums over the past two years with Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP providing details of how to set up an inexpensive ground station.

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Qatar OSCAR-100 Web Receiver Live

Qatar OSCAR-100 Web Receiver Live

The BATC and AMSAT-UK 10 GHz Narrowband WebSDR and Wideband Spectrum Viewer for the amateur transponders on the Es'hail-2 geostationary satellite are now available online

Qatar OSCAR-100 is the first geostationary amateur radio transponder, a joint project between the Qatar Satellite Company (Es'hailSat), the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS), and AMSAT Deutschland (AMSAT-DL) which provided the technical lead.

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Es’hail-2/P4A Satellite is Designated as Qatar-OSCAR 100 (QO-100)

Es’hail-2/P4A Satellite is Designated as Qatar-OSCAR 100 (QO-100)

AMSAT has now granted OSCAR status to 100 Amateur Radio satellites.

The latest, Es’hail-2/P4A — now Qatar-OSCAR 100 (QO-100) —launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in November. It carries the first geosynchronous Amateur Radio payload. Es’hail-2/P4A was developed jointly by the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) and Es’hailSat (the Qatar Satellite Company), with AMSAT-DL as the technical lead.

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