AMSAT-Australia and OZSATGROUP


AMSAT is a worldwide group of Amateur Radio Operators who share a common interest in building, launching and communicating with each other through non-commercial Amateur Radio satellites.

AMSAT-Australia is a group of Australian Amateur Radio Operators who also share the same common interest in building, launching and communicating with each other through non-commercial Amateur Radio satellites.

Graham VK5AGR is the national coordinator for AMSAT-Australia and is the AMSAT coordinator for the Wireless Institute of Australia.

Paul VK2TXT is the coordinator and founder of  the OZSATGROUP which represent  Australian Satellite Enthusiasts who are currently  communicating with each other through non-commercial Amateur Radio satellites.

 NEW National Satellite Net:

With the aim of improving participation and accessibility, the  Australian National Satellite Net (formally the AMSAT-Australia Net)  has been moved from the 2nd Sunday to the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  This long running net allows amateur radio operators who are operating or have an interest in working in the satellite mode, to make contact with others in order to share their experiences and to catch up on pertinent news. The net is also a means of making 'skeds' and for a general 'off-bird' chat.

Coordinator Paul VK2TXT.

The net commences at 0930 UTC during Australian Daylight Saving Time, or 1030 UTC during non-Australian Daylight Saving Time on the  2nd Tuesday evening of each month.

Now, in addition to our Echolink conference, the net will also be available via RF on the following repeaters and links…

In New South Wales

VK2RMP Maddens Plains repeater on 146.850MHz

VK2RIS Saddleback repeater on 146.975MHz

VK2RBT Mt Boyne Repeater on 146.675MHz

In Victoria

VK3JED Preston, Melbourne on 144.296MHz SSB simplex

VK3JED Preston, Melbourne on 439.175MHz FM simplex with a 91.5 Hz CTCSS tone

In addition to RF, operators may join the net via Echolink by connecting to either the AMSATt-NA or VK3JED conferences. The net is also available via IRLP reflector number 9509.

The OZSATGROUP and AMSAT-Australia are also keen to have the net carried by other echolink or IRLP enabled repeaters and links in order to improve RF coverage. If you are interested in carrying our net on your system, please contact Paul via email at vk2txt@gmail.com

The new week night net commences on the 11th of March 2008.

OZSATGROUP HF  net:

Coordinator Paul VK2TXT  - net normally commences at 0900 UTC during Australian Daylight Saving Time on a frequency of  7.068MHz +/- QRM  or 1000 UTC during non-Daylight Saving Time on a frequency of  3.685MHz +/- QRM on the  2nd  Sunday afternoon of each month..