An intro to amateur satellite radio: Ham radio satellites at EMF –  Southgate Amateur Radio News –

Dave Rowntree 2E0DRV, drummer in the rock-band Blur, gave a presentation on amateur radio satellites at the Electromagnetic Field event in Guildford

Talk description: There are about a dozen communications satellites orbiting the earth that were designed and built by teams of amateur enthusiasts. Dave talks about what they are, how they got there, and how you can build simple equipment to listen to their transmissions.

Check out the HobbySpace Satellite Building and Space Radio sections for more info and web resources on the making of and radio communications with amateur satellites. (These sections need updating but still have lots of useful material.)

There is also a new AMSAT guide on amateur satellites: