DIY Satellite Radio Wins Go-Kit Contest

My portable satellite radio setup won 1st place (VHF-UHF category) in this year’s go-kit (portable equipment) contest as part of the 87th anniversary of the Philippine Amateur Radio Association. It is essentially a satellite phone with collapsible antenna which allows communication with anyone, anywhere in the Philippines and neighboring countries such as Japan, Malaysia, China, Korea, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and even Australia, using only a transmit power of 5W.

The go-kit was built in April 2019 to help the STAMINA4SPACE test our country’s first amateur radio satellite DIWATA2.

Related links:
Portable Satellite Radio Setup
DIY Satellite Antenna
PARA Operators Spearhead Diwata 2 Testing

AMSAT-PH showcases Satellite Equipment

AMSAT Philippines, Inc. featured satellite communications equipment in celebration of the 87th anniversary of the Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA) on November 23, 2019, in Marikina City, Philippines.

The exhibit showcased Jharwin Barrozo’s (DV2JB) fully-automated home-brewed motorized satellite tracker, Anthony Urbano’s (DU1AU) portable satellite radio equipment setup, Servillano Boy Avila’s (DV4SMA) satellite go-box, and various types of satellite antenna by Ronald Navarro Pece (4I1AGI) and Jesus Ramises Mella (4G1BKZ). With a satellite communications equipment, one may contact anyone, anywhere in the Philippines and neighboring countries such as Japan, Malaysia, China, Korea, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and even Australia, using only a transmit power of 5W— an alternative mode of communication in emergency situations.

AMSAT Philippines, Inc. is a PARA-affiliated amateur radio group specializing in satellite communications with Ed Valdez (DU1EV) as its president.

To learn more on how to access amateur radio satellites, head directly to Satellite Communications. To view all posts on amateur radio, click here.

Related links:
AMSAT PH Satellite Demo

Night Sky in Focus
Astronomy and Amateur Radio
© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)