Ham Radio Workbench: AMSAT Phase 4B Ground Station Design

A geostationary amateur satellite has been a dream for US Hams for years.  The AMSAT Phase 4B program aims to deliver on this dream.  Michelle Thompson W5NYV joins us to discuss the AMSAT Phase 4B program and her role in leading the Ground Station team.

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  1. It should be clarified that the Phase 4B satellite will be in a geosynchronous, not geostationary, orbit. So, while it will be visible 24/7 for a certain part of Earth, it won’t be in the same part if the sky the whole time. In other words, it will not follow the equator.

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