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SatNOGS, the Satellite Networked Open Ground Station (mentioned in this answer) appears to be a distribution of independently maintained amateur DIY satellite receiving ground stations, linked by a single network.

How is it run? Do members log in via the internet and then reserve a time slot on whichever station they would like to use? I noticed that there are amateur radio callsigns associated with the stations. Does this suggest that uplink capabilities are available in addition to downlink?

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    $\begingroup$ I feel like the only reason they call it "SatNOGS" is so that they don't have to call it "SNOGS". $\endgroup$ – Phiteros Jan 15 '18 at 6:08
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members log in via the internet and then reserve a time slot on whichever station they would like to use

Yeah,that's the idea.SatNOGS is primarily designed to receive data. In most jurisdictions receiving data is allowed even by non-licensed individuals.

But.. having said that, if a station owner needs to send data to a satellite and has the needed hardware to do so (p.e. a radio or a Tx enabled SDR) the provided SatNOGS client software allows to the user open a console and transmit data to their satellite via their own ground-station.

Hope that helps.

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