My name is Alex, full name Alexandru Csete, or OZ9AEC on the air.
Since 2011 I have been a development engineer at Thrane & Thrane (now Cobham Satcom) where I am working with control systems and embedded software for stabilized Ku/Ka VSAT antennas. I’m on the team that created the world’s best SAILOR and Explorer VSAT antennas.
In addition to the above I am also:
- Enjoying ham radio since 1991 as OZ9AEC
- Author of several popular open source software projects like Gqrx SDR and Gpredict
- Contributing to other open source projects like GNU Radio, SatNOGS, and Hamlib
- Promoting open technologies like FreeDV
- Member of Copenhagen Suborbitals working primarily on the telemetry and the video downlink systems
- Teaching and giving talks about various topics in ham radio, open source, space and software defined radios
I am available for consulting and contract work within space, satcom, and SDR. Contact me at if you are interested. Please, only work-related emails here. Everything else will be ignored!
For private conversations, you can use if you have a good reason. I am interested in meeting new people and having stimulating conversations; however, I will ignore tech support type emails from strangers, including inquiries about articles I have written in the past. I have a full-time job, several freelance jobs, family & friends, and I already spend a lot of time on making free software for others.
All of my software has public support forums and communities, and you should use those instead of emailing me directly.