Pilot Training on Satellite Receiving Station at Prof. Hassan Rafa SSS

The MRC held a pilot training on how to completely build a LEO Satellite Receiving Antenna. The training was conducted by Mr Jean Marc Momple, a team member of the MIR-SAT1 project. Mr Momple briefly ran across the theory of a simple receiving antenna and also explained the different software (all available freely) involved in live tracking and decoding satellite. The participating students obtained hands-on experience on building their own antenna from scratch using their school workshop during the first term school holidays. The antenna has been mounted on the roof at the school and is successfully decoding satellites in the UHF and VHF bands.