I ran across a GREAT site for learning the basics of working satellites! With spring coming right around the corner, this might be a good time to study up and get those homebrew antennas made up or order the one you need! I included a snip from the site and the link below.
Want to Work an FM Satellite This Week?
EVERYTHING you need is on this site to access an FM satellite or two ... monitor the ISS ... and more using equipment most hams already own! You’ll find ...
-CURRENT satellite schedules and frequency information
-antenna improvement suggestions (DIY and commercial)
-satellite-tracking software/apps - some FREE!
-a Yahoo Group support site for YOUR questions ... and more!