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Taking a Close Look at the Self-Contained Antenna Tracker (S.A.T.) from CSN Technologies: Video Overview and Review

Whether you’re already a fan of operating amateur radio satellites or have always wanted to get involved in this exciting aspect of the hobby, take 16 minutes out of your day and watch this video. It will be well worth your time.

Sean Kutzko, KX9X, longtime ham, OnAllBands blogger, and amateur radio satellite afficionado, got the opportunity to check out the Self-Contained Antenna Tracker (S.A.T.) from CSN Technologies and weigh in on this device that’s been creating quite a buzz in the ham radio community. The S.A.T. natively controls Icom satellite transceivers and Yaesu Az-El rotators. It also includes the ability to interface with PSTRotator–a software application that supports additional rotator controllers.

Calling the S.A.T. “a small but remarkably powerful tool for satellite operators” that “takes a lot of the guesswork out of satellite operating,” Sean details the S.A.T.’s simple installation, configuration, multiple user-friendly features, screen navigation, and more. With his satellite-friendly Icom IC-9700 and a fixed UHF/VHF Yagi, he uses the S.A.T. to make QSOs on a satellite pass.

Look for a second video from Sean in which he will demonstrate the S.A.T. with Az-El rotator control later this year.

Sean’s conclusion: “This tiny box will change the way you operate satellites.” Watch for yourself below:

Also check out Sean’s other satellite videos on OnAllBands.

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