BHUTAN-1, MAYA-1 and UiTMSat-1 will transmit 30 minutes after deployment. Initial mode looks CW on 70cm.
They use same frequency 437.375 MHz and transmit in the order of BHUTAN-1, MAYA-1 and UiTMSat-1. Each CubeSat also has an APRS digipeater on 145.825 MHz.
Watch BIRDS-2 deployment live broadcast at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwS5uE5RStw
Satellite Country ID Call Sign
BHUTAN-1 Bhutan BIRD-BT JG6YKL
MAYA-1 Philippines BIRD-PH JG6YKM
UiTMSat-1 Malaysia BIRD-MY JG6YKN
The live broadcast will open on 0915-1010z August 10. Deployment will be done around 0945z.
Initial operation plan is announced as following.
T=0 deployment form ISS
T+30 V/U antenna deployment
T+32 437.375MHz CW beacon start transmitting
So, CW beacon will start 1017z. The location is over Central Asia. Satellites go towards the east and pass through China, Japan, Pacific Ocean, South America, Africa and Europe. Check the orbit with ISS keps.
BIRDS Project http://birds2.birds-project.com/operation/