The history and what we do today
AMSAT-SM is the Swedish group of AMSAT with aprox 270 members (2020). It was founded 1982 and at peek year, during Oscar-40 satellite, we had over 500 members. Today AMSAT-SM is a open group for exchanging information about amateur radio satellites mainly via the web page and Twitter.
We are running AMSAT-SM in an agile style (like software development in Scrum or KanBan) without annual meetings. The steering group is following guidelines that was original decided in March 2020.
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
- On March 10th, 2020, the AMSAT-SM group was formed in
connection with the closure of the AMSAT-SM organization. The process of creating AMSAT-SM for the future began after the 2019 annual meeting . All activities that were part of the old AMSAT-SM was transferred to the new group.
- 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 (responsible for web, social media and information. ARISS contact.)
Inge Björk – SM4JLX (Treasure)
AMSAT-SM and ARISS Europe
AMSAT-SM is a member of ARISS Europe for coordination and support of ARISS contacts.
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 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
80 meter HF net
Some weeks on Sundays we have a HF-net on 80 meters with lots of talk about satellites and space. The net is hosted by Håkan SM7WSJ.
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. Most of the articles was in Swedish. Unfortunately since the activity of AMSAT-SM is very low the last issue was published in 2010.