Andras Gschwindt HA5WH is requesting Radio Amateurs to send reports of telemetry data from the Hungarian student satellite Masat-1 due to be launched on February 13.
Andras HA5WH, head of the student group that made the first Hungarian CubeSat, Masat-1, says:
Masat-1 is a 1U cubesat and its basic mission is a technological experiment. You can find more on our web site: http://cubesat.bme.hu/en/
Masat-1 is onboard the Vega rocket which we hope will launch on February 13. My students at The Technical University of Budapest, are in need of telemetry data especially in the first one to two weeks after launch.
I would like to ask you to help us with the reception of our satellite by sending the received data back to us.
You can load the decoder software from our page but the most important would be the reception of the voltage and temperature from the CW data.
The call sign of Masat-1 is HA5MASAT and the telemetry transmission frequency is 437.345 MHz +/- 10 kHz Doppler shift. (the signal will start at 437.355 MHz and drift down to 437.335 MHz during a 10-15 minute orbital pass)
Watch the Masat-1 Eliptical Orbit video
The Masat-1 Ground Station Client Software was prepared to process the 437.345 MHz GFSK 625/1250 bps transmission received from the satellite Masat-1. The software provides the following functions:
– Audio demodulation
– Packet decoding
– Packet data visualization
– Frequency waterfall plot to aid radio tuning
Download the software and a test WAV file from http://cubesat.bme.hu/en/foldi-allomas/kliens-szoftver/
Some of the Masat-1 Team
Further information on Masat-1 is at http://www.uk.amsat.org/4249
For frequencies and URL links of the eight student built amateur radio satellites on Vega see http://www.uk.amsat.org/4180