[amsat-bb] Re: $50sat
m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Feb 21 01:33:25 PST 2014
Nitin, Yes I presumed it was
$50SAT - Eagle2 - Communications - Release Version V1_1.pdf
73 Trevor M5AKA
On Friday, 21 February 2014, 8:35, Nitin Muttin <vu3tyg at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
Which is the document in the drop box location which has the details on the uplinking. Is it 20Version20V1_1.pdf
> From: Howie DeFelice <howied231 at hotmail.com>
>To: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>Sent: Friday, 21 February 2014 10:50 AM
>Subject: [amsat-bb] $50sat
>The $50sat team is celebrating 90 days in orbit by proposing a technical challenge to all interested amateurs. $50sat is capable of responding to uplink command packets:
>There are 3 open packets: Test packet - $50SAT responds by sending the RSSI of the received packet in slow FM Morse. Request data packet - the normal data packet is sent. Request RTTY - The RTTY is sent. In addition all received packets result in two copies of the ack packet being sent, that contains the RSSI of the received packet.
>All the required information to accomplish this is available on
the drop box location available through the $50sat web page at www.50dollarsat.info .
>Anyone that can demonstrate a successful command uplink by submitting a recording of the response packet along with the date, time and location of of the contact will receive aCertificate of Technical Accomplishment signed by all three builders of $50sat. Submissions can be madeto the $50sat email address; 50dollarsat at yahoo.com. This is a significant challenge because there is no magic black box that you can buy to do this.
>After 90 days of operation, the Kodak KLIC-7002 camera battery that powers the satellite has fallen off about 100mV, but operations still seem normal.
>We have also programmed a special 5th morse beacon to thank our launch sponsor and mentor prof. Bob Twiggs. Please give a listen for the message TNX KE6QMD on the FM Morse beacon.
>QSL cards are still
available to anyone that posts telemetry, either hand copied CW or RTTY captures, to the 50dollarsat yahoo group.
>73 and good luck to all from the $50sat team
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