AMSAT Field Day on the satellites-AMSAT
Author: Bruce Paige (KK5DO), AMSAT Director of Contests and Awards.
Accessed on 03 June 2019, 0050 UTC.
The annual ARRL Field Day is set for 22-23 June 2019--an event that attracts up to 40,000 U.S. and Canadian radio amateurs at they "take to the field" to test their emergency communications skills.
Operating concurrently with the ARRL, The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) promotes its own version of Field Day concentrating on field operations using amateur/ham radio satellites. The event is open to all Amateur Radio operators and follows the same rules applicable to the regular Field Day operation. AMSAT encourages the use of all amateur satellites, both digital and analog.
Bruce Paige (KK5DO), the AMSAT Director of Contests and Awards has assembled a basic information package for radio amateurs desiring to use satellite contacts as part of their Field Day experience. You can access the operating guidelines here:
In the coming days, I'll post a few satellite antenna ideas which can help you contact several amateur/ham radio satellites now in orbit and open for Field Day use. Good luck and may you have a genuine "space" experience."
For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites:
http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon).
Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).