On Thursday evening the FUNcube team successfully uploaded the first Fitter message to the FUNcube-1 (AO-73) satellite.
‘Fitter’ is derived from ‘Twitter’. So it’s like a tweet, but via FUNcube.
The message is a short (200 characters maximum) text-like message which can be uploaded to the satellite (by authorised ground stations), and which can be transmitted several times every five minutes or so. It will continue to be retransmitted until such time as it is replaced by a new Fitter Message.
The message uploaded was:
Thanks to ZS1LS for receiving and uploading the first FUNcube-1 (AO-73) packets
There is memory space for a total of nine such Messages (total 1800 characters).
FUNcube-1 Deployed !!! http://amsat-uk.org/2013/11/21/funcube-1-deployed/