OK, I was initially going to resist another satellite post, but it seems that they have generated a lot of traffic and there is a great new bird out there, the Chinese XW-1.
This is their first foray into the amateur satellite arena and there is plenty of information out there.
First off, let me give you the official link with information on the bird and the special event BT3WX:
Now, you know I can’t just leave you with that, could I?????
Here is a China News article in English on YouTube:
This next video I found shows on neat aspect of satellite comms (this is the new XW-1, BTW). It’s a simple video of a contact (mostly listening) with a camera on a radio. But you get a real good idea of what happens to the bird as it flies overhead and an compensating for doppler shift:
This last one isn’t XW-1, but it’s a new satellite video from 2E0HTS and he demonstrates a contact made via V0-52:
As always, post a comment below if you know any more good links for the XW-1.