[sarex] Re: NASA STS-116 MISSION

Scott- Extingflame extingflame at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 22 20:56:31 PST 2006

Congratulations to Bob and the USNA team!
You can check out the deployment at

Looking forward to the packet operations.

73, Scott WA6LIE

> And a total of FOUR amateur Radio Satellites on their way to
> orbit:
> ANDE MAA - packet digipeater and packet-to-voice
> RAFT     - packet digipeater and packet-to-voice
> NMARS    - Navy Marincorps Mars packet and Voice repeater
> FCAL     - Cubesat telemetry system
> We call NMARS an amateur satellite too because it is operated by
> Amateur Radio Volulnteers in the Military Affiliate Radio
> System.  It is on MARS frequency and only authorized MARS
> operators can use it, but they are all duly licensed radio
> amateurs too.
> These satellites will not last long due to their very low
> deployment altitude, but they should provide a new opportunity
> to do experiments and make packet contacts.  This is especially
> true since ANDE, RAFT, PCSAT-1 all operate on the same frequency
> and can replay packets between themselves.  And if we are lucky,
> we might get the ISS to QSY to the same frquency for a few
> 4-satellite experiments.
> Bob, WB4APR
> US Naval Academy Satellite Lab

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