Wednesday, March 13, 2019

OSCAR-100 Open for General Use - and You Can Listen In

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Qatar OSCAR-100, the first geostationary amateur radio satellite, is in full operation with multimode capabilities including single sideband, CW, FreeDV, RTTY and digital amateur television. Its orbit over the Indian Ocean makes it available 24 hours a day to hams in Africa, Asia and parts of Europe.

 Hams outside the satellite's "footprint" or who don't have equipment to monitor its 10-GHz downlink frequencies (uplink is on 2.4 GHz) may listen in through a software defined radio connected to the internet. The WebSDR is operated by the British Amateur Television Club and may be accessed at <>.