Satellite Training

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Satellite Communications Training

A short course and a study manual have been developed to provide training in satellite communications with hands on practical sessions at the VE3JW station.

To register just send an email to: ve3vig@ncf.ca
OVMRC/VE3JW

SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS TRAINING

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART 1 – INTRODUCTION TO SATELLITES

1-1 – First AR Sat 1961

1-2 – Different Size

1-3 – Launch and Orbit

1-4 – Inclination, Anomaly, Attitude

1-5 – Squint Angle, Spin Modulation

1-6 – Polarization,

1-7 – Frequencies, Bands, Modes

1-8 – Inverting Transponder

1-9 – Designation of Satellites

– A few satellites

 

PART 2 – INTRODUCTION TO PRACTICAL

2-1 – Antennas

– Handheld, Stack, Dish

2-2 – Radios

– Handheld, Mobile, Base

2-3 – Split and Trace

2-4 – Antenna controls

2-5 – Satellite tracking

– Software

– Keplerian Orbital Elements

– Computer clock sync.

PART 3 – WORKING SATELLITES – AUTOMATIC MODE

3-1 – Setting up the computer

3-2 – Selecting a satellite

3-3 – Setting up the radio

– Automatic tracking

– Automatic Doppler

PART 4 – WORKING SATELLITES – MANUAL MODE

4-1 – A few examples

4-2 – Set up the computer

4-3 – Select a satellite

4-4 – Set up the radio

PART 5 – WORKING THE ISS

5-1 – Ericsson, Kenwood, PCSat2

5-2 – Packet, APRS, Voice, SSTV

5-3 – Frequency selection

PART 6 – CONTACT INFORMATION

6-1 – Callsign

6-2 – Grid Locator

6-3 – Quality of signal

6-4 – Name

6-5 – Location

PART 7 – PAPER WORK

7-1 – Log

7-2 – Confirmation of Contact

7-3 – Awards

LIST OF ACRONYMS

DRAWINGS

A – Inverting Transponder

B – Doppler

C – Inclination

D – Mean Anomaly

E – Attitude

F – Squint Angle