[amsat-bb] Re: Es'HailSat-2 will carry two geostationary "Phase 4" amateur radio transponders !!

Peter Guelzow peter.guelzow at kourou.de
Sun Mar 23 06:22:02 PDT 2014

Hi Joe,

Unfortunately the geostationary footprint at 26° East will not cover
North America,  only parts of Brazil will be covered.
Basically the same position as Es'HailSat-1

Perhaps we will find another one willing to sponsor a position more in
the West...

73s Peter DB2OS

On 23.03.2014 13:31, Gary "Joe" Mayfield wrote:
> I checked my calendar.  It is not April 1st! 
> Peter,
> 	Any guess as to the longitude of the satellite?
> 73,
> Joe kk0sd
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] Es'HailSat-2 will carry two geostationary "Phase 4"
> amateur radio transponders !!
> Es'HailSat-2 will carry two geostationary "Phase 4" amateur radio
> transponders !!
> As a result of a concept proposed by the Qatar Amateur Radio Society,
> Es' Hailsat, the Qatar Satellite Company, have announced that their new,
> geostationary, Es'HailSat-2 communications spacecraft will provide
> transponders for use by radio amateurs. The spacecraft is expected to be
> ready for launch by the end of 2016.
> Es'HailSat-2 will provide a 250kHz linear transponder intended for
> conventional analogue operations in addition to another transponder
> which will have an 8MHz bandwidth. The latter transponder is intended
> for experimental digital modulation schemes and DVB amateur television.
> Precise uplink and downlink frequencies remain to be finalized but the
> uplinks will be in the 2.40-2.45GHz and the downlinks in the
> 10.450-10.500GHz amateur satellite service allocations
> Both transponders will have broad beam antennas to provide full coverage
> over about 1/3rd of the earth's surface.
> Precise operational plans will be finalised over the coming months but
> it is anticipated that only quite simple ground equipment will be
> required to use this satellite.
> A team of amateurs, led by Peter Guelzow DB2OS (President of AMSAT-DL)
> are providing technical support to this ground breaking project which is
> expected to provide an exciting new phase of activity for radio amateurs
> for the 21st century.
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