The LituanicaSAT-1 team ask for your support in tracking the satellite and reporting telemetry.
Dear radio amateurs,
For some unknown reason the satellite has rebooted several times during long term transponder test and due to that the transponder has been shut down automatically. Satellite is operating currently on high energy consumption mode as the attempt to reconfigure modes during the pass over our ground station today was unsuccessful. We therefore would like to ask for your support in tracking the satellite and reporting telemetry. If battery voltage drops below 7.2 V, the satellite will enter safe power mode and as a result you should only hear the CW FM beacon on 437.275 MHz and no packets.
Thank You in advance for your support.
Laurynas LY1LM, LY5N
Please submit your reports to email@example.com
Frequency are approximately 435.1755 MHz (+/- 10 kHz Doppler shift) for the downlink and 145.950 MHz for the uplink with 67 Hz CTCSS.
The tiny satellite is just 10x10x10 cm with a mass of 1.090 kg yet it has a VGA camera and a 145/435 MHz FM voice transponder, designed and built by Lithuanian radio amateurs.
The prototype of the FM repeater has been operating in the home of its designer Žilvinas Batisa LY3H in Elektrėnai, Lithuania. Further information at http://ly3h.epalete.com/?p=303
FM transponder operating techniques http://www.dk3wn.info/p/?p=44412
LituanicaSAT-1 CubeSat https://amsat-uk.org/2014/02/27/lituanicasat-1-cubesat/
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