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Es'Hail-2 geo satellite now active

posted 15 Feb 2019, 14:30 by Mike Brown
The Oscar-100 transponder on Qatar's Es'hail-2 geostationary satellite is now active. The uplink is at 2.4GHz with the downlink at 10.489 GHz (full details here). The high downlink frequency means conventional satellite TV dishes can be used for reception, although a suitable LNB is required.

There is lots of activity at present - you can listen to the CW & SSB activity on BATC's dedicated narrowband SDR here: https://eshail.batc.org.uk/nb/

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