Es’HailSat-2 with two geostationary “Phase 4” amateur radio transponders The Qatar Amateur Radio Society has presented to Es’ Hailsat, the Qatar Satellite Company, a concept and specification for an amateur radio payload on the new geostationary communication satellite Es’HailSat- 2 presented. Based on this specification, Es’ Hailsat announced that amateur radio transponders will be on board.
Es’HailSat-2 will have a 250 kHz wide linear transponder for conventional analogue operation as well as an 8 MHz transponder for experimental digital modulation modes and DVB-ATV.
The exact uplink and downlink frequencies are not yet finalized. However, it is clear that the uplink in the range 2.400 to 2.450 GHz and the downlink in the range 10.450 to 10.500 GHz will be within the respective amateur radio assignments. The antennas of both transponders will have large aperture angles, so that the maximum possible area, ie about one third of the earth’s surface, is covered.
Exact technical parameters will be set within the next few months. It is expected that only a relatively simple station equipment is required for operation over this satellite.
This groundbreaking project will trigger a phase of new, exciting amateur radio activity. The technical expertise is provided by a team of radio amateurs led by Peter Gülzow (DB2OS, AMSAT-DL President).
“Sorry guys it will be station over Europe” “
“Also sorry for the English it was translated from German”