HORYU-2 Commencing AX.25 FSK Operation

On May 22 the amateur radio satellite HORYU-2 carried out tests using the 1200 bps AX.25 FSK downlink on 437.375 MHz.

It is understood that signals were received by JA1GDE, JA5BLZ, JA6PL and JA2MJA.

On May 23 Mineo Wakita JE9PEL decoded the AX.25 telemetry data and made available this recording:

The AX.25 transmissions are being made when HORYU-2 is within range of Japan. In the rest of the world it is transmitting a CW beacon on 437.375 MHz as shown in this video by Luciano PY5LF.

Watch HORYU-2 Over Brazil in 22 May 2012

Listen to HORYU-2 on the web http://www.uk.amsat.org/7594

HORYU-2 Telemetry Software and Competition http://www.uk.amsat.org/7474

HORYU-2 Separation Video http://www.uk.amsat.org/7540

More information about HORYU-2 http://www.uk.amsat.org/7404

HORYU-2 Japanese Operating Schedule http://tinyurl.com/HORYU-2-Schedule

Keplerian Two Line Elements (TLEs / KEPS) for new satellites launched in past 30 days

Amateur satellite Keplerian Two Line Elements (TLEs / KEPS) http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/amateur.txt