Category Archives: Satellites

Say “Hi” to Juno as it passes by Earth today

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Troy, who emailed me about a really fun and unique opportunity for amateur radio operators:  to send the NASA spacecraft Juno a Morse Code greeting [specifically, "HI"] when it passes over Earth tomorrow, starting around 18:00 … Continue reading

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FITSAT-1 will write messages in the sky with CW

At first, I thought this news item was sience fiction, then I realized, “no, it’s just the coolest thing ever.” Thanks for sharing, Eric! (Source: Space.com) The robotic Japanese cargo vessel now en route to the International Space Station is … Continue reading

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Work a satellite–QRP style

Clint Bradford, K6LCS, recently posted a link to his website on the HF Pack group. He has a great article about working satellites AO-51 and SO-50 from low power rigs. QRP HF rigs like the Yaesu FT-817–which have VHF/UHF–are ideal … Continue reading

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