First Ham Sat QSO Using D-STAR Digital Voice

What is believed to be the first Amateur Satellite QSO using the new Digital Voice Mode D-STAR took place on July 1st between Michael N3UC and Robin AA4RC using the AO-27 Amateur Satellite.

This report from

On July 1st, 2007 during the 20:00 UTC pass over North America, AO-27 was again providing a new round of enjoyment for Amateur satellite experimenters.

Thirteen years ago, AO-27, which coined the term "Easy Sat" by employing an FM bent pipe in space, provided many hams the ability to use a satellite without the expense of multi mode radios.

Digital QSO via D-STAR


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