08-04-2011, 04:29 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Canada, North of Mexico
Originally Posted by Moleculo
In case you missed it, ARISSat-1 was launched during a spacewalk from the International Space Station yesterday. With this bird, you will be able to receive it's telemetry, CW beacon and a SSTV transmission. It was supposed to also have a 2m/440 linear transponder, but the 440Mhz antenna came up missing. More information on how to work this bird can be found at: AMSAT - ARISSat How To
The missing antenna was disappointing, but considering it's only going to be up there for about 6 months and I think the primary mission was to monitor vacuum levels on its way back down. I did see one report that the transponder was working on the Amsat-BB but it was only one report, so unless there are more or KB1PVH or W1MSG post here about the transponder working, it probably doesn't.