This went up two days ago, but is expected to have a short life.

I would be interested in helping anyone who would like to try to work this
satellite. I just received the ARRL email about 10 minutes ago.

- Glenn,  KJ7SU

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From: "ARRL Web site" <memberl...@www.arrl.org>
Date: Dec 30, 2016 11:23 AM
Subject: ARLS012 New Amateur Radio FM Transponder CubeSat Now in Space
To: <glenn.lebrass...@gmail.com>
Cc:

SB SPACE @ ARL $ARLS012
ARLS012 New Amateur Radio FM Transponder CubeSat Now in Space

ZCZC AS12
QST de W1AW
Space Bulletin 012  ARLS012
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington, CT  December 30, 2016
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS012
ARLS012 New Amateur Radio FM Transponder CubeSat Now in Space

The BY70-1 CubeSat launched on December 28 from the Taiyuan Space
Launch Center in China, but in a lower orbit than intended. The
satellite carries an Amateur Radio FM transponder.

BY70-1 was intended to go into a 530-kilometer (approximately
329-mile) circular Sun-synchronous orbit, but it appears the orbit
is 524 x 212 kilometers, which will give the spacecraft an orbital
lifetime of just a month or two.

Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, reported working Wyatt Dirks, AC0RA, through
the FM transponder during the 1709 UTC pass on December 28. "Uplink
requires precise frequency adjustment, and there's a delay on the
downlink, but the signal is strong," Stoetzer said.

BY70-1 is a 2U CubeSat project for education and Amateur Radio. It
features 3-axis stabilization and deployable solar panels. In
addition to the FM transponder, BY70-1 has a camera, and plans call
for downloading images and telemetry via a 9600 bps BPSK downlink.
The IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination pages list an
uplink of 145.920 MHz, and a downlink of 436.200 MHz.

AMSAT-UK has more information online at,
https://amsat-uk.org/2016/12/27/by70-1-fm-transponder-satellite/ .
NNNN
/EX
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