Image sent down from AO-92 using Virginia Tech camera, credit AMSAT

More Than Radios – The AO-92 Fox-1D MPPT

We extensively covered the AMSAT Fox 1 series Maximum Power Point Tracker in our More Than Radios – AMSAT MPPT blog post. That post detailed the first launch and overall design of the MPPT aboard RadFxSat, Fox-1B. The satellite was designated AO-91 once in orbit. This post covers some fun details about the second launch Read more about More Than Radios – The AO-92 Fox-1D MPPT[…]

AMSAT AO-40 Phase 3D Discovery Channel Eyes In The Sky Screenshot

An Antenna in Every Pot | AO-40

AMSAT is a group we bring up often on this blog. Simply put, they work on really cool ham radio projects and we volunteer for them. Unfortunately, AMSAT-NA (AMSAT North America) is no longer able to build satellites as big as AO-40 shown in the video above. If you dig into the details you will Read more about An Antenna in Every Pot | AO-40[…]

FaradayRF Firmware screenshot

The Future of Amateur Radio is Software

The future of amateur radio will be built on its software and supported by hardware. Amateur radio operators will continue to solder components together and string up antennas, but this will be a means to an end for most people. We’ve seen incredible performance increase in hardware by moving towards software defined radios, yet this Read more about The Future of Amateur Radio is Software[…]

AMSAT Fox-1 MPPT Top of PCB

More Than Radios – AMSAT MPPT

The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, AMSAT, recently designated RadFxSat as AO-91 after its successful deployment from a Delta II rocket as a secondary payload to NASA’s JPSS-1. RadFxSat is the first of several AMSAT satellites which are flying a Maximum Power Point Tracker (MPPT) designed and built by Brent and I as a continuation of Read more about More Than Radios – AMSAT MPPT[…]

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