We recently did a Tech Night at our club on Building and Operating a Satellite Ground Station. As part of my portion of our Tech Night presentation, I recorded several LEO satellite contacts and made videos showing the operation of the computer controlling our Satellite Station 2.0 during these contacts. These videos give an idea of what its like to operate through LEO satellites.
The video above is a recording of a several contacts through SO-50 – an FM “Easy Sat”.
The next video several contacts made through FO-29, a linear transponder satellite.
The distortion that you hear in my voice is a result of my own voice coming back delayed through the satellites.
We will have our Satellite Station 2.0 setup at Field Day this year. If you are local to Nashua, NH; you are welcome to visit us during Field Day and see our Satellite Station in operation.
You can read more about the station used to make these contacts here on our Blog.