Zoom Meeting for Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 7:30 PM – Henrik Smith introduces us to the satellite-based search and rescue system known as COSPAS-SARSAT- A Lifeline to Survival

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We are very fortunate to have Henrik Smith, who is involved in the Cospas-Sarsat (Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking) project on behalf of Canada and who will provide members and guests of the Ottawa Amateur Radio Club with an “Introduction to the Satellite Based Search and Rescue System COSPAS-SARSAT”.

The International Cospas-Sarsat Program is a satellite-aided search and rescue initiative. It is dedicated to detecting and locating radio beacons activated by persons, aircraft, or vessels in distress, and forwarding this alert information to authorities that are in the best position to respond. The SARSAT Program protects life and property by providing accurate, timely, and reliable distress alert and location information to search and rescue authorities. It is organized as a treaty-based, non-profit, intergovernmental, humanitarian cooperative of 45 nations and agencies.

Henrik will give us a high-level overview of the Cospas-Sarsat system with an emphasis on the component parts: beacon types, satellite systems, LUTs (antenna-processor) and the mission control system.  Henrik’s presentation will be followed by an opportunity for a Q and A.

Come out and join us for Henrik’s presentation on May 12, 2021, at 7:30 PM.

 OARC members will receive an email with information on how to join the meeting.

 Non-members are always welcome to join us. Please send a request to EXECUTIVE at OARC.NET and ask for an invitation.


Greg Danylchenko/VE3YTZ

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Robert Cherry 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Hello Greg,

Had I known, I would have watched the presentation.
From May 2007 to May 2008, I spent a year working at the National Search and Rescue Secretariat. Among other things, I researched and wrote the then annual SAR scan.

Is the hamfest definitely cancelled this September?

Robert VA3AOD

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