OSCAR (Satellites)

One of sons (Ben, N2BEN) wants to make a satellite QSO. So the other day I was looking at the software available for my PC running Ubuntu (version 10.4) that is the primary computer for interfacing to our radio adventures. I found a neat program call GPREDICT.

After a couple of minutes of configuration I have it tracking the most of the satellites that AMSAT lists as operation or semi-operational.  It is has a very nice looking display. In fact it is so nice that I leave it running all time on one of the two screens on that PC.

List of Satellites:

List of frequencies:

Maybe this summer we can find an afternoon to make some qso's via satellite for Ben's log. (maybe Jacob N0AEA will want to play too.)