SSC Groundstation

The SSC groundstation is used for undergraduate, postgraduate, and research projects using the equipment, computers and soldering stations. We offer any amateur satellite support where possible! Our current equipment includes:

  • LNA – 430-440 MHz SP-7000 LNA preamp and 140 MHz SP-2000 LNA
  • HPA – Discovery-2 VHF 400-1500 W valve amplifier and Gemini-70 UHF 300 W solid-state amplifier
  • Rotator – Yaesu G-5500 controller
  • Radios – ICOM 910H
  • Terminal node controllers – Paccomm Spirit-2, Symek TNC2H & Kantronics 9612+
  • Software defined radio tools – Ettus USRP B210, Fun cube dongle (FCD), DVB dongles
  • Desktop computers – Windows (Orbitron, SDR#) and Linux (gnuradio, custom interfacing and data processing programs)
Contact name
Dr Chris Bridges
Contact email address
Surrey Space Centre
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