[amsat-bb] Arissat-1 Commanding?

Burns Fisher burns at fisher.cc
Fri Aug 5 11:03:56 PDT 2011

I saw on one of the NASA announcements that the snarffled 70cm antenna would
mean no commanding of the bird.  (This was probably before it was realized
that that receive actually seems to work).  But the question I have is
whether there IS some commanding of the bird possible. I guess you have to
be able to turn it off to satisfy the FCC (true?) but can other things be
done?  I assume/home that the command channel is encrypted, so disclosing
its existance is not compromising the bird.

73, Burns W2BFJ

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