Tag: K-band

AO-40 K-band transponder

The radio amateur satellite AO-40 was built by an international team of Amateur Radio volunteers. As a partner in this project Amsat-ON realized a K-band transponder. The development of the transponder was done by Stefaan Burger, ON4FG, Danny Orban, ON4AOD, Peter Pauwels, ON1BPS and Philip Sanders, ON7IZ AO-40 K-band, The Challenge (source: www.sunsunsun.net) [gview file=”http://www.sunsunsun.net/kd4app/ao40/Kband4.pdf”] AO-40 – An …

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AO-40 suffered a catastrophic failure

The newspaper “De Standaard” 22 Dec 2000 provides a report on the status of AO-40. On board was a K-band transponder developed by a AMSAT-ON team. The original idea was to have a 24 GHz beacon. Karl Meinzer, DJ4ZC, suggested to build a transponder. Unfortunately, the result of all these efforts was never fully operational. De Standaard, 22 …

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