Topic: How to Work Amateur Satellites with Your HT
When: April 20th, 2023 7:30pm central
Presenter: Clint Bradford K6LCS, AMSAT Ambassador
Bio: Clint K6LCS has been a ham since 1994, and found his niche in the hobby: working amateur
satellites with minimal equipment and telling ALL about it! He has served a liaison between NASA,
the ARISS team, and schools coordinating amateur radio contacts between the International Space
Station and students (and also orchestrated a wildly successful ARISS contact). Audiences have never
found his presentation slides “wordy” nor dull. Trivia questions are included throughout the session –
audiences are never bored.
For reference materials, Clint has created a support Web site at work-sat.com .The
Web site has become a one-stop source for ALL the citations and equipment recommendations
and software suggestions made in the presentation.
Professionally, Clint was sales manager for ADI / Premier Communications / Pryme,
worked for a Motorola commercial two-way dealer a couple of years, and for Ham
Radio Outlet a couple more. He resides in Jurupa Valley, California, with his wife,
Karen, and their rescued lab, Freja (FRAY-ya)
Background: You do not need 100W of transmit power nor expensive antenna arrays to
work the FM voice amateur satellites! Many hams already have the necessary equipment to “work the
birds.” This presentation will walk you through ALL the steps needed to successfully work several
ham satellites – including the International Space Station.