SRMSAT and JUGNU to launch October 12

Mani, VU2WMY, says he used an AMSAT-UK FUNcube Dongle SDR to receive telemetry from SRMSAT and JUGNU during environmental tests.

India’s latest Amateur Radio satellites SRMSAT and JUGNU are now at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) spaceport at Sriharikota ready to launch on October 12.

On the AMSAT bulletin board Mani VU2WMY writes:

I was a part of the ISRO team that conducted the Thermal Vacuum, vibration and other environmental tests for both Jugnu and SRMSat.

I was able to receive the signals from both the satellites, while they were here in my centre during the above mentioned test. I even used FUNcube Dongle to receive and decode the telemetry CW data.

Frequencies:
SRMSat: Payload down link and CW Beacon on the same frequency – 437.425 (10dbm)
Jugnu:  CW Beacon – 437.275 (17dbm)  Payload  – 437.505

SRM University Ham Exam
http://chennaihams.blogspot.com/2010/03/asol-exam-conducted-at-srm-university.html

JUGNU website
http://www.iitk.ac.in/me/jugnu/freq_coord.htm

SRMSAT and JUGNU on the IARU Satellite Frequency Coordination pages hosted by AMSAT-UK http://www.amsat.org.uk/iaru/

Join the FUNcube Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FUNcube/

Read a sample of the AMSAT-UK newsletter OSCAR News posted to members quarterly here