The Houston AMSAT Net is a weekly net in Houston on the 145.47 MHz repeater. It is simulcast on Echolink channel *AMSAT* and on the internet at http://listen.ehhh.us:8000

Following the net, the file is uploaded to my website, http://www.amsatnet.com/audio.html as well as to the Apple iTunes store as a podcast (search for AMSAT at the iTunes store).

The site is owned and operated by Bruce Paige, KK5DO. kk5do at arrl dot net

My Station


My satellite antennas are mounted to my chimney with a 15 foot, 2 inch diameter pipe. They clear the chimney when elevated 90º by one foot. Notice mother nature flying by in the second two photos of the satellite antennas.

My hf antenna (Force 12 C4) is mounted on a MA-40 crank up tower and
is shown fully elevated. On top of it is a Cushcraft 13B2.

My ham shack and some awards on the wall. Radios (IC-756 Pro 2 and IC-810H) have been replaced with an Icom IC-9100 now, monitor is a bit larger, 21″.

  …and time moves on

All photos were taken with my Epson Digital 3000Z Camera (a long time ago).


  1. Andrew Gast

    I miss the …..you visited this page… (so on and so forth, times, using what ever browser, and what ever)
    This is so 21st century, and windows 10ish…don’t get me wrong its good, I just, I don’t know, I like the old school and this NEW one is better, I know.
    Thank you for all you do.

  2. Kelly S. Bird

    Bruce ;
    Will try to catch Tues. Net. I work nights in NW Houston ( 529 / Eldridge ).
    Interested in learning to work the Birds.

  3. Richard McQuaide

    Caught the AMSAT evening chat for the first time this week. Was really excited to be listening to you in the Woodlands on my little Baofeng UV 5R.

    Just picked up my Technician License last week, so hope to be making first contact with someone soon.



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