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

B J va6bmj at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 22:29:33 PDT 2014

On 3/29/14, JoAnne Maenpaa <k9jkm at comcast.net> wrote:
> 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
> use.
> 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.


Thanks.  The bird's still in the planning stage right now so the group
might be able to change the design.

Is there any way of finding out more about this?


Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL

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