The Es'Hail 2 satellite was launched in November 2018 and supports the first geostationary ham radio transponder. On this page you see:
- Enabling display of frequencies > 9 GHz,
- How to configure SDR Console with either the Lime or Pluto SDR,
- Using the telemetry beacon to compensate for drift / offset due to a poor consumer LNB,
Future development may include digital voice, images, text using Opus as the codec and up to 32 QPSK carriers in a 2.5 to 3 kHz bandwidth (we have the bandwidth, let's use it). Opus is an outstanding codec with excellent compression.
Here's a link to G4ELI's station - still being assembled.
- SDR transceiver
- GDS DO
Here's the Es'Hail 2 footprint. Use the Satellite option in SDR Console to display:
- Azimuth, Elevation,
- Path loss.
There is a very small amount of Doppler, even for a geostationary satellite, but not enough to worry about.
And here's the software in action.