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FM Voice Satellite Cheat Sheet

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Here is a very helpful guide for programming your radios to use the most common amateur satellites.  If you program these frequencies into your radio, you will have a leg up on making things work properly from the start.

I recommend you use two radios, along with a duplexer, or use a full-duplex radio to work the FM LEO satellites.  The reason is that you really want to be able to hear your signal coming down from the satellite.  Hearing your own signal helps you point and rotate your antenna to the optimal position.  Two cheap Baofeng HT's will work just fine.  An Arrow or Elk antenna will give you the best results, but you can always build your own.

Amsat.org has everything you need to get started.  The pass prediction on the AMSAT website has a web-based pass prediction calculator to give you all the info on time, AOS, TCA, LOS, etc.

Dave de WD5G

AO-91 AO-92 Freqs.txt

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