[ans] AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin OSCAR Number for LituanicaSAT-1

JoAnne Maenpaa k9jkm at comcast.net
Sun Jun 8 22:27:27 UTC 2014


SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-159.02
AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin OSCAR Number for LituanicaSAT-1

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 159.02
>From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
June 8, 2014
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-159.02

OSCAR Number for LituanicaSAT-1

In a message to the LituanicaSAT-1 team, AMSAT-NA OSCAR Number
Administrator Bill Tynan, W3XO announced, "LituanicaSAT-1 has met all
of the requirements for an OSCAR number. My findings from information
provided to AMSAT-NA and IARU officials confirm this to be true.
Accordingly, under the authority vested in me by the AMSAT-NA
President, I do hereby assign LituanicaSAT-1 the designation
LituanicaSAT OSCAR-78, or LO-78. I, and all of the amateur radio
satellite community, wish LituanicaSAT OSCAR-78 a long and successful
mission."

On behalf of the LituanicaSAT-1 team, Simon Kareiva, LY2EN replied,
"It is my honor and pleasure to accept this assignation. Our team is
focused to keep LO-78 operational for the benefit of amateur radio as
long, as it is possible for a small cubesat. Thank you very much,
Simon LY2EN."

The LituanicaSAT-1 team has announced activation of the FM
transponder. A general rule to find out if the transponder is working
at the moment is to monitor the beacon frequency on 437.275 MHz. If
you can hear CW FM beacon it means that the transponder is off, if you
cannot hear it -  the transponder is on. The transponder frequencies
are approximately 435.1755 MHz (+/- 10 kHz Doppler shift) for the
downlink and 145.950 MHz for the uplink with 67 Hz CTCSS.

[ANS thanks Bill Tynan, W3XO, AMSAT-NA OSCAR Number Administrator for
the above information]

/EX



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