Radio Amateurs

An amateur radio operator, also known as radio amateurs or hams, is someone who uses equipment at an amateur radio station to engage in two-way personal communications with other amateur operators on radio frequencies assigned to the amateur radio service. Amateur radio operators have been granted an amateur radio license by a governmental regulatory authority (e.g. ICTA) after passing an examination on applicable regulations, electronics, radio theory, and radio operation. As a component of their license, amateur radio operators are assigned a call sign that they use to identify themselves during communication.

We have created a dedicated page for our Radio Amateur friends. Please click the button below to go to ‘Radio Amateur’ page.

Help us track MIR-SAT1 once deployed on orbit. More details will be published later.

The Mauritius Amateur Radio Society (MARS) is fully supporting the MIR-SAT 1 project and its members are deeply involved with the project. With the support of Licenced Radio Amateurs students will be able to get acquainted with radio transmission from LEO satellites and amateur radio in general. Radio Amateur activities around MIR-SAT1 project will be published on this page as the project progresses.

The MIR-SAT1 is scheduled for deployment from the ISS on 22nd of June at 10:55 UTC.

MIR-SAT1 Frequency

Uplink Frequency

145.9875 MHz

Downlink Frequency

436.925 MHz

Beacon Decoders

Thanks to the close collaboration from the Radio Amateurs Community, beacon telemetry decoders were developed for the MIR-SAT1 satellite. All telemetry will be automatically uploaded to SatNogs.

We encourage each and everyone to download the decoders and support us in making this project successful.

Links to decoders available for download: Thanks to Daniel Estevez (EA4GPZ) Thanks to Chris Thompson (AC2CZ)

A special thanks to Mr Jean Marc Momple for his continuous support throughout this project.