Es’hail 2 Geo-Satellite OSCAR 100
Qatar’s Es’hail-2 Satellite 2019 - OSCAR 100
Es'hail-2 - Successfully launched into orbit (15. Nov. 2018)
The eagerly awaited start of the Es'hail-2 took place on 15/11/2018 at 20:46 as planned and successfully. This is the beginning of a new era in satellite broadcasting for us radio amateurs.
OSCAR 100 (QO-100) is QRV since February 14. 2019.
Qatar’s Es’hail-2 satellite will provide the first amateur radio geostationary communications that could link amateurs from Brazil to Thailand. The satellite is positioned at 25.5 degrees East.
Es'hail-2 coverage areaEs’hail-2 will carry two “Phase 4” amateur radio transponders operating in the 2400 MHz and 10450 MHz bands. A 250 kHz bandwidth linear transponder intended for conventional analogue operations and an 8 MHz bandwidth transponder for experimental digital modulation schemes and DVB amateur television.
First QSO on 6. March 2019 with F1PYR at UTC 13:39
Download my OSCAR 100 Setup [2'043 KB]
Live OSCAR 100 WebSDR
Live Es'Hail-2 OSCAR 100 SAT WebDR from England
Live Es'Hail-2 OSCAR 100 SAT WebSDR from Italy
SWISS AMSAT Operation
Wideband Spectrum in realtime
Up-Link Helix-Antenna from Winkler Germany
OCTAGON OTLSO TWIN LNB modification
Online Satelliten Ausrichtungs-Berechnung
EIRP Power-Calculation by DC4FS
Bandplan and Operations Guideline bei AMSAT-DL
Satelliten-Empfang preiswert von DL3JIN
Parabolic Antenna calculator
Parabolic Reflector Antenna Gain
BaMaTech Dual Feed for 2.4 GHz
Realtime SAT-Log Book
Es’hail 2 Link
Video from Qatar
OSCAR 100 Setup for Phase 1
|Down-Link 10 GHz||Up-Link 2.4 GHz (13cm)|
|Test LNB OCTAGON Model OTLSO without Freq. stabilization||13cm Helix 40mm Feed with 5 turns and 9dB Gain from Winkler-Spezialantennen Germany|
|85cm Technisat SATMAN 850 Plus Offset Dish (38.2dB/11.3 GHz)||85cm Technisat SATMAN 850 Plus Offset Dish (38.2dB/11.3 GHz)|
|28m Ecoflex 10 Plus coax to the shack||28m Ecoflex 10 Plus coax to the shack|
|DC Line Power Injection FSW 40F (through loss 1dB) for the LNB||KUHNE MKU UP 2424A Converter for 2.4 GHz, max 20 Watt Output|
|SDRPlay RSP1A and SDR Radio Console v3 SDR Software||ICOM IC-9100 Transceiver for 2m Band (UP-Link) with KUHNE Converter|
|Heil Proset HC-6 Headset and Heil hand PTT-Control|
Test Call on OSCAR 100 - 7. March 2019
First OSCAR 100 Beacon Contact
Launch of es'Hail 2 Satellite with SpaceX
Oscar 10 Satellite Operation 1984 - 1985
These are some impressions from my OSCAR 10 SAT-Operation between 1984-1985. I used the ICOM IC-211 E for 2m (10 Watt) for the Downlink and the KENWOOD TR-9500 70cm (10 Watts) with a Home-Made Amplifier (50W) for the Uplink. I used the 14-element Yagi antenna from Tonna for (2m) and the 23-element Yagi for (70cm).
A self developed Commodore C64 application was managing my home built automatic SAT Antenna-Moving solution which was able to follow the OSCAR 10 at any time. A home made Pre-Amp controller unit for 20m and 70cm was managing the RX/TX flow for SAT operation.
OSCAR 10 Satellite QSO Samples - Recorded 1986 by HB9RYZ
Uplink 70cm (438 MHz) and Downlink 2m (144 MHz)
List of all OSCAR Satellites
OSCAR 10 Information and live Tracking
Video - Integration and Start of OSCAR 10
Video - Die OSCAR 10 Story
Some of the OSCAR 10 Satellite QSL Cards between 1984 and 1985