February 14, 2014

The Extraordinary History of Amateur Radio Satellites !!

The Extraordinary History of Amateur Radio Satellites .
Here's a startling fact — more than 73 Amateur Radio satellites have been launched over four decades. The number is astonishing because these sophisticated and ground breaking spacecraft are little known outside the ham radio fraternity.
In fact, private groups of Amateur Radio operators around the globe have built and sent dozens and dozens of Amateur Radio communications and science satellites to orbit since the first, OSCAR-1, was launched on December 12, 1961.

AMSAT-OSCAR documentary pdf.

OSCAR-1 documentary

Documentary movie of OSCAR 10 & OSCAR 26 .

OSCAR 1 - Historic Satellite at Dayton Hamfest 2011 .

Integration and launch of AMSAT OSCAR-10

Integration and launch of AMSAT OSCAR-10
With the start of phase III 3B satellite AMSAT OSCAR-10 on the European Ariane rocket L06 was on 16 June 1983 after a 10-year development of a new era in satellite communications initiated. The satellite has been created with the assistance of radio amateurs from all over the world and the construction of the AMSAT OSCAR-10 satellite is a unique example of how amateur radio and science over all boundaries act across nations together.
A film by Werner Haas, DJ5KQ for AMSAT-DL.


Published on Dec 1, 2012
Documentary on preparation and launch of the first Italian HAM radio satellite. September 1993. Encoding and upload from original video master.
The ITAMSAT Packet Radio satellite that later became ITALY OSCAR 26 on orbit.

February 12, 2014

Echo communications satellite project.

Published on Sep 5, 2012
NASA, the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T) and Bell Laboratories
tell the story of the Echo communications satellite project.