The amateur radio SwampSat satellite, built by students at the University of Florida (UF) was recently unveiled.
Its downlink will use 1200 bps AX25 packet radio on 437.385 MHz with 1 watt of RF.
The team are planning on a December 2012 launch on the SpaceX Falcon 9 into a 450 km orbit with an inclination of 45 degrees. [Update: SwampSat launched on Minotaur-1 on November 20, 2013]
Watch SwampSat Unveiling
SwampSat on TV News http://www.amsat-uk.org/?p=8464
SwampSat – Florida’s small satellite programs brings STEM jobs
UF shows off its small satellite http://www.gainesville.com/article/20120406/articles/120409715
Gator Amateur Radio Club http://www.gatorradio.org/
University of Florida Small Satellite Design Club (SSDC) http://www.ufsmallsat.com/