Jim Heck G3WGM
Journalist David Meyer interviewed AMSAT-UK’s Jim Heck G3WGM for an article on the FUNcube-1 satellite being built by AMSAT-UK volunteers.
School students will be able to send, via a moderator, ‘Fitter’ (as in ‘FUNcube Twitter’) messages of 200 characters to the CubeSat. FUNcube-1 will then transmit them on the 1200 bps BPSK beacon.
Read the article at http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/emerging-tech/2012/01/04/radio-amateurs-prep-launch-of-tiny-funcube-satellite-40094737/
The satellite will carry a 500 milliwatt 435 to 145 MHz linear transponder for SSB and CW communications.
FUNcube – Launch details and time frame finalised
FUNcube to be on show at the Association for Science Education conference Jan 5-7, 2012