Latest HAMSAT reports from across the world.
(Last updated: 29th August, 2005, 1027 Hrs IST)
Note: Reports are updated as per received date. 
Sunday, August 28, 2005 6:19 PM
Yutaka Murata <[email protected]>


Thank you for your nice new bird Hamsat VO-52.

There are a lot of stations using Hamsat in Japan. So far I did contact 55 stations and made 231 QSO's.

The station is not only JA station but also over sea station from UA0 UA9 HL VR2 etc.

It is Sunday today and I have heard more than 10 stations using hamsat today.
It is having nice signal coming down, and we are really enjoying Hamsat.
Thanks again for the nice satellite.

Best Regards
Yutaka Murata JA1COU (a member of JAMSAT)

Saturday, August 27, 2005 5:48 AM
Alvaro Gaviria <[email protected]>

Hamsat very strong over Colombia S9+40 db, very few hams on it 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 7:02 PM
PY2CDS <[email protected]>

Using the Hamsat since the begining in a weekly basis, I found the feedback very good, with signals 59 dependind on elevation, in average. The rig is TS-711A and FT-847 with 25 / 40 watts and 13 el. VHF and 19 el. UHF Yagis in vertical polarization without elevation. Audio is clear and with good quality. Living in Sao Paulo ( GG66 ) where the local noise is high. May I congratulate the team for the nice performance of this bird ! 73 Gio Romanini PY2CDS

Thursday, August 25, 2005 9:30 AM
PANDIT, VU2DCT <[email protected]>


I used to monitor the HAMSAT regularly on my VHF Handy FT411E with
Slim Jim Antenna. Mostly I got 52-53 report and very soon we will be
on the Sat.

There is little confussion, which antenna should we use to work
on bird. Pl guide us in this regard.

H.A.L. Scouts Group Amateur Radio Club (VU2LKO)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 4:10 AM
John Heath <[email protected]>

First, thank you for an excellent transponder and a new addition to the
amateur radio satellite constellation.

My operating is limited to occasional late evenings.
Using an FT847 and Doppler correction via Instantrak. 5 element X yagi RHCP 
on the uplink
17 el X Yagi on the downlink, I have worked the following stations on VO-52 
so far in August:


73 john g7hia

Member Amsat-UK
Member Amsat - NA
Secretary National Space Centre Amateur Radio Society GB2NSC

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 11:51 PM
John W Lee <[email protected]>

Hamsat is great! It works real good, although 
there is not a lot of traffic on it. I've made many nice
QSO's on it. 

John Lee K6YK
CM97, Stockton, CAlifornia

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 9:39 PM
Werner H. Berli <[email protected]>

I wish to congratulate you to the very fine performance of your HAMSAT
satellite (VO-52)!

I can regularly receive the strong 2m downlink signals and find it easy
to operate, using a suitable computer program for path prediction and
doppler compensation on both up- and downlink, which are a must for
serious operation via a LEO satellite.

My setup is:
IC-910H transceiver, running 30W on the uplink (yes high power, due to
my modest antenna)

Antenna: Diamond X-50 vertical, 3/8 on 2m, 5/8 on 70cm, mounted on the
roof of my house.

Software: HalloSat540 by DB3DH,

I am in particular very pleased that you chose to equip the satellite
with a linear transponder for CW/SSB. Single frequency satellites, such
as FM-Relays are no longer state of the art for amateur use.

Many thanks again and may we all enjoy your HAMSAT / VO-52 for many
years to come!

best regards and vy 73

Werner, HB9US

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 9:39 PM
Malcolm Hall <[email protected]>

Hi Pop
Hamsat continues to provide excellent coverage here in the UK with good 
strong signals using 1>10W
Terry G1WPR and I use it around 12:30 utc +/- every weekday,but find 
that usage is very low at that time.
Coverage to the east coast of Canada is possible but as yet, not achieved

Many thanks for an excellent satellite
Malc G7NFO

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 8:56 PM
Jim Davis <[email protected]>

I have worked stations through HamSat a number of times with successful results. My thanks to AmSat India, and all other groups and individuals involved in getting this excellent satellite constructed, launched, and on the air.

Jim Davis, K4AAF

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 5:40 PM
Nicolaus Sallay <[email protected]>

Hello Pop (VU2POP)
In reply to your enquiery I have to inform you that hamsat is beeing
used by me in South America (Brasil), location FI96 at least twice
on a almost daily basis.
Signals, as far it concerned to my station, using only SSB are very
good,always in the 57+ range with excelent audio quality.
I am using a Icom IC-910 H, power out 10 Watts or less,depending
on elevation and 13.5 dB cross yagi,positioning computer controlled.
So far no anormal behavior has been found on the sat performance.

Any further questioning is wellcome

Nicolaus Sallay-PP8DA
[email protected]
Verificado c/Norton Internet Security

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 4:46 PM
Ramakrishnan Muthukrishnan <[email protected]>

I am Ramakrishnan, callsign VU3RDD. I have listened to HAMSAT with a
modest setup of a handie talky with a rubber duck antenna. I saw an
email asking for feedback on Hamsat.

These are my comments:

1. Hamsat is a great contribution to amateurs worldwide.
2. It will be nice if details of telemetry transmission is shared with
hams, so that hams can build their own telemetry systems.
3. If the above suggestion is difficult to implement for security
reasons, then it will be great if a simple telemetry system (either CW
or 9600 baud FSK/PSK) is implemented in future satellites so that
existing 9k6 baud modems can be utilized for decoding these data.

Best Regards
73, Ramakrishnan - VU3RDD

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 12:35 AM
Bil Munsil <[email protected]>

I guess I can't hear it on an FM HT.

Hams should be seen as well as heard.
Mesa AZ

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