[amsat-bb] Re: N American Satellite Activity UP

JoAnne Maenpaa k9jkm at comcast.net
Fri Mar 28 18:31:47 PDT 2014

Hi Bernhard,

> Now if I could only convince them to include a 
> transponder for us hams ...

FUNcube boards and the AMSAT-NA Fox-1 boards include the capability to
transmit telemetry data modes and support a voice transponder. Not
sure what ITAR issues prevent Fox-1 boards being used in other
country's satellites.

The Fox-1 boards supply the avionics radio half of the satellite
leaving the students to concentrate on designing their scientific
payload. Fox boards have a documented interface for experimenters to

FUNcube switches between ham voice/cw modes and full power telemetry.
Fox-1 boards would provide the capability to support both voice and
low-rate telemetry stream simultaneously or switch to a high speed
data link with no voice.

73 de JoAnne K9JKM
k9jkm at amsat.org 
Editor, AMSAT Journal

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