Operating Amateur Satellites

In this episode of ARRL’s monthly On The Air podcast: “Even if you’re accessing a repeater, the range of your VHF/UHF handheld can be a bit constraining. You’ll probably never achieve coverage of, say, the entire US Eastern Seaboard or the Continental Divide in the lower 48. But with a couple of handhelds and the right Yagi antenna, you can access satellites in low Earth orbit that will provide you with a much wider footprint than just about any repeater.”1

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About the ARRL On The Air Podcast

On the Air podcast complements the bimonthly On the Air magazine (an ARRL membership benefit) with additional resources, techniques, and hints.

The host of On The Air is Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY. The first episode of On The Air was published on January 16, 2020.

About ARRL On The Air

On The Air is a collection of resources for new ham radio licensees:

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  1. “Operating Amateur Satellites”, blubrry podcasting, retrieved November 11 2022, https://blubrry.com/arrlontheair/91256162/operating-amateur-satellites/↩︎