Info about AMSAT-SM
The history and what we do today
AMSAT-SM is the Swedish section of AMSAT with aprox 220 members (2018). It was founded 1982 and at the most, during Oscar-40 satellite, we had over 500 members. Today AMSAT-SM is a platform for exchanging information about amateur radio satellites mainly via the web page and Twitter. Some weeks on Sundays we have a HF-net on 80 meters with lots of talk about satellites and space.
We are also supporting satellite projects of Swedish universities (MIST) and ARISS. As we are only three (3) hams running AMSAT-SM at the moment there are not many activities during the year.
Please join AMSAT-SM – membership is open to anyone and free!
Some of our recent highlights
- In november 2017 AMSAT-SM donated $ 285 USD to the ARISS project for amateur radio on ISS.
- In april 2015 AMSAT-SM donated $ 1600 USD for the FOX satellite project.
”AMSAT-SM believe that FOX project is very important to continue to develop amateur radio on board satellites. We therefore hope that our contribution can help the FOX satellites up in space.”
Håkan Harrysson – SM7WSJ
Lars Thunberg – SM0TGU (also responsible for web and information)
Kim Pettersson – SM1TDX
AMSAT-SM and ARISS Europe
AMSAT-SM is a member of ARISS Europe for coordination and support of ARISS contacts. Contact member is SM5SRR Eskil.
AMSAT-SM is using the website for members information and news. You can find articles, news, links and lots of more information about satellites. Most of the page is only in Swedish but news blogs are in english. We provide the following information:
- FAQ and technical page
- New amateur satellites update
- Latest telemetry from several microsats
- Active on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. See links on right frame on webpage.
AMSAT-SM has a mailing list (just like the AMSAT-BB list) that was started in 1998. Most of the mail are in swedish, but you are welcome to subscribe.
Send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: You can reach AMSAT-SM at:
c/o Lars Thunberg
192 73 Sollentuna
A compendia of articles previously published in Journal (only in Swedish) can be downloaded from our homepage for free.
AMSAT-SM Journal was the name of our newsletter sent out to our members. The old name was ”AMSAT-SM INFO”. Most of the articles was in Swedish. Unfortunately since the activity of AMSAT-SM is very low the last issue was published in 2010.