[amsat-bb] ITF-2 entered the Normal Operation Phase
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Tue Mar 28 12:53:22 UTC 2017
ITF-2 (YUI-2) entered normal operation phase on Mar 25th JST.
Telemetry information and messages will be transmitted in this phase for
the achievement of main mission.
The details of the AWARD and SWL cards are as below,
With reference to the message on Jan 15th UTC,
the First 100 Reports from overseas stations are qualified for this award.
Only ten overseas stations sent report so far. Still enough award can be
Additionally, a souvenir, a sticky screen cleaner, will be given with this
The design motif is the small antenna of ITF-2.
Design of the cleaner:
Five designs are prepared. The stations which report more than five times
can receive all designs.
Also, the specially designed card will be presented to the stations which
received a signal from the small antenna,
because the reports are valuable to demonstrate the antenna in space. So
far, two stations succeeded in the reception.
Designs of SWL cards:
Futher special events are planned for the promotion of receptions by more
This will be announced later.
There were some reception reports by very simple equipments,
for example, Dipole or 5/8 wave length whip with USB tuner dongle (RTL2832).
The examples are as follows,
Reception reports can be submitted at:
Operation information of ITF-2:
Looking forward to reports from more stations.
Atsushi Yasuda, JI1OEH
University of Tsukuba Satellite project
YUI project, University of Tsukuba
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