Es'Hail 2 (OSCAR 100) Geo Sat available for testing via ARDOP and VARA.

Hi All,

European hams can now test the Es'Hail 2 (OSCAR 100) geostationary commercial satellite at 26 deg East with ARDOP or VARA.
Note that this satellite is below the horizon for U.S. and Canadian hams.
We need one of these geostationary ham transponder platforms for the Americas !

It will be interesting to test whether ARQ modes like ARDOP and VARA can hold a link through this geostationary satellite.
The narrowband (250 KHz) transponder is a non-inverting, bent pipe type.
2.4 GHz uplink.
10.4 GHz downlink
An old Direct TV sat dish with LNB and RTL SDR radio will work for the downlink.
Hardware TX solutions are on the web.

Listen to the ongoing CW, SSB and digital QSO,s via the dedicated WebSDR here:
For IPad and smart phone, use the mobile version.
Start the audio.
Drag the waterfall.


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