That’s right sports fans. We went into orbit.
Yep … Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
Our Amateur Radio satellite, Fox-1A (now officially AO-85), hitched a ride on #NROL55 this morning out of Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Anyone with a ham radio license can utilize the transceiver on board the satellite, at least once we complete testing and confirm full functionality. The satellite is currently transmitting telemetry.
- FM mode
- UHF uplink: 435.180 MHz, PL tone 67 Hz
- VHF downlink: 145.980 MHz. This is the frequency on which you listen.
Lotsa moar details (PDF): Fox-1A Operating Guide
AMSAT blog posting: Announcement