Little tutorial video on amateur radio satellite tracking
This video demonstrates requirements needed to communicate via Amateur Ham Radio Satellite using an inexpensive $50 Baofeng UV5R Dual Band Radio and MFJ dual band antenna from Amazon.
Gpredict is a real-time satellite tracking and orbit prediction application. It can track a large number of satellites and display their position and other data in lists, tables, maps, and polar plots (radar view). Gpredict can also predict the time of future passes for a satellite, and provide you with detailed information about each pass. Gpredict is different from other satellite tracking programs in that it allows you to group the satellites into visualization modules.
SpaceX is now targeting December 22nd for launch of the United States Air Force's first Global Positioning System III space vehicle (SV) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
Weather is 80% favorable for the launch window which opens at 8:55 a.m. EST, 13:55 UTC. For this mission, the satellite will be deployed to medium Earth orbit approximately 1 hour and 56 minutes after liftoff.
Ham Radio with K0PIR - f you a are brand new to the Raspberry Pi this is a great program to learn on, install and configure. Very easy to install on the Raspberry Pi 3. Just install it from add/remove software. It will track Ham Radio satellites and update the TLE automatically. Interesting program for watching and if you have a Yaesu FT 817/857/897 it will connect with those radios and possibly a few more.
A look at the Satellite Tracking in Ham Radio Deluxe
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