Amateur Satellite Ground Station

The ANU-SSTL Amateur Ground Station being the first in Ghana and the Sub-Saharan Africa, was designed, developed and installed by indigenous engineers from All Nations University in 2014.

The ANU-SSTL Ground Station has been licensed by the Ghana National Communications Authority (NCA) under the Ministry of Communications with authorized amateur license call sign: 9G2-AA. The Ground Station is used to track and communicate with Amateur Radio Satellites (eg. GhanaSat-1), research and educational satellites operating in the Very High Frequency (VHF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) in low earth orbit, and educate students in Space-Ground Satellite communication. The Ground Station made history by successfully tracking and receiving signal from the International Space Station (ISS) on 18th and 24th December 2014. It was therefore awarded a QSL (Contact Verification Card) from ARISS [Amateur Radio on the International Space Station] for successfully decoding the Slow Scan Television (SSTV) Image of the Russian Cosmonaut- (Mikhail Kornienko) from the ISS.

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