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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS010 (2016)

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ARLS010 EO-79/FUNcube-3 Now Available for Amateur Radio Use

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Space Bulletin 010  ARLS010
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  November 15, 2016
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS010
ARLS010 EO-79/FUNcube-3 Now Available for Amateur Radio Use

The EO-79/FUNcube-3 satellite has transitioned to Amateur Radio
service, now that its primary mission has been completed. AMSAT-UK
and AMSAT-NL have announced that the FUNcube U/V transponder on the
2U CubeSat QB50p1 has been activated with a regular schedule.

Due to power budget constraints, the transponder cannot be
operational 24/7, and an orbit-specific schedule has been developed.
The transponder will commence operation 27 minutes after the
spacecraft enters sunlight and remain active for 25 minutes. This
schedule may be modified in the weeks ahead, as experience dictates.

The transponder frequencies are: Uplink: 435.047-435.077 MHz (LSB);
Downlink: 145.935-145.965 MHz (USB). The output power of the Amateur
Radio payload is about 400 mW.

Qb50p1 was launched in June 2014 as a precursor spacecraft for the
QB50 mission. The satellite's primary function was to test a number
of systems and science payloads.
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