Satellite Ham Radio (HamSat) for iOS version 7.0.6 released

HamSat is part of the Sat series of applications (ISS, HamSat and ProSat) and is a visualization/utility application that allows Ham Radio operators wanting to work the amateur ham radio satellites to see the location of the satellites in realtime over the Earth (up to two satellites may be tracked simultaneously).

The application will calculate the rise/set times and associated azimuth and elevation for the selected ham radio satellite, the Sun or the Moon given either the user entered or network retrieved location.

In addition, you can see the Earth rendered either as a 3D globe or a 2D map using photo realistic texture maps for the Earth model. The orientation of the map is easily changed by a simple rotation of the device from portrait (3D) to landscape (2D). In either orientation you can zoom in and out as well as pan using the touch screen. Controls are given to allow you to select: the texture maps used, whether shading is performed, whether to draw political boundaries and if a lat/lon grid should be presented.

If you are interested in more than just the Amateur Radio satellites then please take a look at ProSat which has all of the features of HamSat but adds in a little more than 700+ additional satellites.

What’s New in Version 7.0.6

  • Updating Icons to reflect move to Classic status

What’s New in Version 7.0.5

  • Moved to “Classic” status as all of the SatSeries apps are being condensed into the single universal application Satellite Tracker
  • Increased number of allowable NORAD elements per database
  • Added iOS 12 support (fixed code deprecations)


HamSat is written by Craig Vosburgh, W0VOS and is available for $7.99 on the Apple iTunes Store .