The MO-76 $50sat amateur radio satellite team is pleased to announce that the PICAXE based $50sat was chosen as Project of the Month by Bath based Revolution Education who supply PICAXE microcontroller development systems.
$50SAT is one of the smallest amateur radio satellites ever launched at 5x5x7.5 cm and weighs only 210 grams. Transmitter power is just 100 mW on 437.505 MHz (+/-9 kHz Doppler shift) FM CW/RTTY. It uses the low cost Hope RFM22B single chip radio and PICAXE 40X2 processor.
$50SAT was a collaborative education project between Professor Bob Twiggs, KE6QMD, Morehead State University and three other radio amateurs, Howie DeFelice, AB2S, Michael Kirkhart, KD8QBA, and Stuart Robinson, GW7HPW.
PICAXE $50sat http://www.picaxe.com/Project-Gallery/50SAT/
Bath based Revolution Education http://www.rev-ed.co.uk/
$50SAT PocketQube Amateur Radio Challenge
Further information in the $50SAT Dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l3919wtfiywk2gf/-HxyXNsIr8
$50SAT – Eagle2 – Communications – Release Version V1_1.pdf
Hope RFM22B single chip radio http://www.hoperf.com/rf/fsk_module/RFM22B.htm
There is a discussion group for $50SAT http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/50dollarsat/