SPROUT Amateur Radio Slow Scan TV Satellite


See on Scoop.itKH6JRM’s Amateur Radio Blog

SPROUT, a 20 x 20 x 22 cm amateur radio nano-satellite with a mass of 7.1 kg, plans to launch with the L-band (1236.5 MHz/1257.5 MHz/1278.5 MHz) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite ALOS-2 on M…

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Amateur radio operators now have another nano-satellite to track.  The Sprout Amateur Radio SSTV Satellite, built by students at Nihon University, was launched successfully into orbit on 24 May 2014, 0305 UTC.  The Sprout uses the call sign JQ1ZLQ and uses mode 1200 bps AFSK and 9600 GMSK.  The SSTV downlink is 437.600 MHz.  You can use free slow scan tv software MMSSTV to decode the telemetry.  Good luck!  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on amsat-uk.org

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