Using a home-built antenna and a portable radio, I was able to contact fellow amateur radio enthusiasts in Japan and Malaysia, by bouncing a signal off a satellite in orbit. I will be sharing more posts about satellite communications soon!
Following the successful signal reception and decoding of the International Space Station’s (ISS) Slow Scan Television (SSTV) images, I am now eager to build a dedicated hi-gain directional antenna for satellite hunting! The first step is getting the signal to and from the radio using proper connectors.
With these new set of connectors, I can now connect the FT60 to a DIY antenna which I will be building soon!
Note: The configuration can be further simplified using a SO-239 (socket) to SMA (male) converter, but not applicable for my setup as I needed the BNC interface for my other antennas :)
To learn more about my progress in amateur radio, click here.