OSCAR-64 Now Active

Amateur radio operators have a new communications satellite. Delfi-C3, the first nanosatellite student project from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands is now active and has received the designation OSCAR-64 from AMSAT. It includes a linear transponder with a 400 mW downlink in the 145.880-145.920 MHz two-meter band. Uplinks use 435.570-435.530 MHz.

In addition to the amateur radio transponder, the miniature satellite includes the thin Film Solar Cell Experiment and the Autonomous Wireless Sun Sensor Experiment.

If you’re interested in receiving signals from the satellite and decoding the telemetry, visit the Delfi-C3 project home page for details on the satellite and orbital elements.

Doug Lung

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.