LituanicaSAT-1 FM transponder active May 1

LituanicaSAT-1 Camera and FM Voice Transponder

LituanicaSAT-1 Camera and FM Voice Transponder

The LituanicaSAT-1 team have provide a further update on upcoming operation of the CubeSat’s FM transponder.



Dear amateur radio operators,

The LituanicaSAT-1 FM transponder is scheduled to be operative again on May 1, from 9:30 UT to 14:00 UT.

Satellite’s ground control station in Vilnius will be monitoring the transponder’s frequency and attempt to call CQ with the amateur call sign LY5N (LituanicaSAT-1 callsign) when the satellite will be in sight of the ground station. The expected time windows are:

* 2014/05/01 10:46:22 UT – 2014/05/01 10:56:24 UT
* 2014/05/01 12:21:48 UT – 2014/05/01 12:31:47 UT

LituanicaSAT-1 FrequenciesAll QSO’s with the call LY5N will be granted special QSL cards, signed by the LituanicaSAT-1 core team members and sent out via bureau (no directs).

Every amateur working the FM repeater is encouraged (but not obligated) to RX and answer only the LY5N CQ call during the above time windows.

LituanicaSAT-1 team

Frequency are approximately 435.1755 MHz for the downlink and 145.950 MHz for the uplink (+/- Doppler Shift).

FM transponder operating techniques

Lithuanian CubeSat LituanicaSAT-1