The new ground station is being assembled around the IC-9700. I’ve installed the Leo Bodnar reference injection board with a GPSDO that significantly improves stability (better than 1Hz) on all bands.

I recently ordered the M2 LEO-Pack antennas from AMSAT and those have arrived. These will be driven with a G5500 azimuth and elevation rotor. LMR-400 cable is used throughout the installation with a short run into the shack. Mast-mounted VHF/UHF preamps will be selected and installed at a later date.

The rotors will be controlled by MacDoppler tracking software via an Arduino-based K3NG rotator interface.