Ham radio goes around the Moon | Southgate Amateur Radio News

Towards the end of the year, radio amateurs will have the opportunity to receive what must be the ultimate DX from a ham radio payload transmitting the data mode JT65B as it flies around the Moon (RT @SAR_News: Ham radio goes around the Moon | Southgate…

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Beijing plans to send a lunar orbiter around the moon carrying a 15 kg battery-powered payload named 4M-LXS.  The amateur radio payload will transmit a JT65B signal on 145.900 MHz," which can be decoded by radio amateurs using the free WJST software."  The launch of the lunar orbiter is planned for the 4th quarter of this year. The orbiter will perform a flyby around the moon and re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere in 9 days.  You can download the free WJST software by visiting http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsr/k1jt/.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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