Could some give me an update on the status of the QO100 uplink and downlink modules listed in AMSAT shop?

  • Hi guys,


    I placed an order back in 13th Feb for an S band uplink and Duo band feed to be used for QO100, but so far nothing showed up in my mail box and the webside offers no way to track my order status. Did anyone ever received these parts? I also placed another order on April 1st for the downconverter module when it was listed as in-stock and also still no update.


    I have been QRVing the transponder for quite some time now and I can't wait to get on and do my 1st QSO via QO100.


    Thanks and 73,


    de A71AW

    Hamad


    hamadup ( a t ) g mail . c o m.

  • My feed arrived on Thursday, a long time after it was due. I know this is a volunteer organisation, but it does cost a lot to join and the feed was a commercial price. Sometimes it is better to put stuff like this out to a commercial entity who are able to deliver on time and be able to provide progress reports.

    Having said that, if AMSAT-DL have had significant expenditure on QO-100 then I would be very happy to contribute a lot.

    Dave Cawley | Ex G8EAO & G6ANG/T |
    (when you had to have a separate TV license !)

  • Hi Dave, the problem is also that we depend on delivery time from the suppliers. As you might remember, we just had to stop shipping in the moment we got the kits. In addition, the manufacturer of the Feeds also was overloaded by his orders and could only partially deliver in separate shipments... Indeed, the volunteer staff was in overload too... We made some re-organizations in the procedures recently and hope to become better and better.. ;-)


    Nevertheless, I should mention that we did not receive any funding from any amateur radio organizations so far. We did get some compensation for the equipment installed in Qatar, but otherwise we used our own organization money and indeed our private vacation.. ;-) So any donation to AMSAT-DL is welcome :-)

    Peter Gülzow | DB2OS | AMSAT-DL President | member since 1983 | JO42VG

  • Hi Peter,


    I could not agree more. You and Achem and all the guys @ Amsat-dl did a tremendous job to bring us through the next generation of amateur satellites. Although there are some delays on delivering these kits, but they still being offered at much lower prices than most of the other commercial vendors.


    Thanks % 73s,


    A71AW - Hamad





    Hi Dave, the problem is also that we depend on delivery time from the suppliers. As you might remember, we just had to stop shipping in the moment we got the kits. In addition, the manufacturer of the Feeds also was overloaded by his orders and could only partially deliver in separate shipments... Indeed, the volunteer staff was in overload too... We made some re-organizations in the procedures recently and hope to become better and better.. ;-)


    Nevertheless, I should mention that we did not receive any funding from any amateur radio organizations so far. We did get some compensation for the equipment installed in Qatar, but otherwise we used our own organization money and indeed our private vacation.. ;-) So any donation to AMSAT-DL is welcome :-)

  • I think it might be a good idea just to put more realistic delivery times in the shop so that peoples do not expect their orders before it is possible to deliver them. If people know it will be 5 or 6 weeks instead of the 2 quoted this issue would not arise.

  • I think it might be a good idea just to put more realistic delivery times in the shop so that peoples do not expect their orders before it is possible to deliver them. If people know it will be 5 or 6 weeks instead of the 2 quoted this issue would not arise.

    Not really...

    The problem was, that we allowed for "pre-ordering" and the delivery time was realistic at that time, until we had to stop because of the known issues.

    Anyway, we learned from that, which means we will only start selling again when we have the items on stock and next time we should also have better predictions for delivery times...

    Having said this, the Down-Converters are sold-out now. Indeed, everyone who ordered and paid for it, will still get one... no panic ;-)

    There will be a new version produced in May with some more features, to be announced soon...

    Peter Gülzow | DB2OS | AMSAT-DL President | member since 1983 | JO42VG