[amsat-bb] FUNcube-1

Graham Shirville g.shirville at btinternet.com
Sun Apr 10 22:42:11 UTC 2016

Hi Jeff,

Firstly, many thanks for forwarding the telemetry from both FUNcube-1 and 

Sadly it is not possible at the moment to directly answer your question 
about possible transponder operations on FUNcube-2 but we hope that it will 
be possible in the fairly near future. In the meantime, the FC2 transmitter 
is currently continuously downlinking valid real time telemetry. This 
provides a good overview of the on board systems and thanks, to the many 
stations regularly listening (using the normal Dashboard), this data is 
available on the FUNcube Data Warehouse.

Of course we can be looking forward to the launch of the 1U CubeSat - 
Nayif-1 around the middle of the year. This will also carry a FUNcube 
transponder and is presently being prepared for insertion into its QuadPack 
deployer. This operation will take place within the next few days and is in 
preparation for launch in mid summer on the same launcher as Fox1-C and 



-----Original Message----- 
From: J. Boyd (JR2TTS)
Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2016 11:11 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] FUNcube-1

On Sun, 10 Apr 2016 22:14:26 +0100, "Graham Shirville"
<g.shirville at btinternet.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> FUNcube-1 is now changing mode autonomously again. In sunlight –
> Educational Mode and in eclipse – Amateur mode.
> The FUNcube operations team really appreciates the telemetry that we
> continue to receive from stations around the globe. This data is proving
> invaluable in helping us understand exactly what the status is of all
> the on board systems and we are very grateful for everyone’s support.
> If you have the opportunity to leave a receiver running on the
> 145.935MHz nominal downlink frequency with FUNcube Dashboard running we
> would be very pleased to have the data you receive. Full details of the
> FUNcube Dashboard and the associated Data Warehouse can be found at the
> https://funcube.org.uk/ website.

On a related note, what is the status of UKube-1 as far as the
transponder goes? I am regularly switching back and forth to send
telemetry on both birds using the Dashboard (even though it's not really
optimized for Ukube-1) and hope that one day I can eventually make a
contact or two through it.


J. Boyd, JR2TTS/NI3B
the2belo at msd.biglobe.ne.jp
Twitter: @Minus2_C

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