The LituanicaSAT-1 team are carrying out a test of the FM transponder and they request reports. [Latest update added April 23 1839 UT]
Dear amateur satellite radio operators,
A courtesy notice that LituanicaSAT-1 FM transponder test is in progress. Today we performed initial operational test over Lithuania successfully. Downlink frequency was noted to have shifted to 435.1755 MHz. More tests are needed to verify that and determine exact uplink frequency shift but 145.950 MHz should work.
Please remember to use CTCSS PL 67 Hz sub-tone. If no problems will be encountered the operational tests for 23rd of April are planned to resume on 12:45 UTC and finish on 16:00 UTC. Just after activation you should here callsign in Morse and short salutation message from Lithuanian president. This identification message is transmitted every 5 min if there is no radio activity as well.
Your reports are more than welcome. Please submit your reports to firstname.lastname@example.org (please provide some supporting data like frequencies, max elevation of the pass, signal to noise ratio, etc.). Also please feel free to share this information through any media channels.
UPDATE April 23 1839 UT
Dear radio amateur operators,
Thanks for all of your reports from today’s successful transponder test!
During 14:20 UTC pass over Lithuania FM transponder has switched off automatically after mode transitioning telecommand has been sent to the satellite. This was standard test procedure to verify correct operation of the on board computer during operation of the transponder.
Next test is scheduled for Apr 24 from 13:30 UTC to 15:00 UTC. Again we will be grateful to your reports, including FSK packet telemetry on 437.544 MHz. Please respect other radio amateurs and obey transponder operating techniques.
Geriausi linkėjimai / Best Regards,
Watch LituanicaSAT 1 FM repeater first QSO 2014 04 22
Lithuanian CubeSat LituanicaSAT-1 https://amsat-uk.org/2014/02/27/lituanicasat-1-cubesat/
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