Friday, October 8, 2010

First Satellite QSO

Finally, after weeks of on and off again trying, I finally made my first amateur radio satellite contact! It was an afternoon pass of AO-51. I finally figured out some sort of technique to use to accurately track the bird as it passed overhead. It was very busy during the pass, but I was able to get my callsign into WC7V of Livingston, MT. To my pleasant surprise he answered.

Below is a link to audio of his half of the contact.


  1. That's cool. Thanks for sharing. I'm interested in satellite communications but just haven't had the time.
    73's de KB5TJI

  2. Thanks Marv. Hopefully I'll meet you on one of the birds sometime. 73 de K7BBR