Today 19/12/2012 at 18:17z on 437.250 received the beacon starting with "HI DE NIWAKA" and continous with varius telemetry data in CW mode.
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Has also a flashing LED and when the LEDS are ON, acording to program you can see the flashing LEDs write CW messages in the night SKY. The NIWAKA's high power LEDs will be driven with more than 200W pulses to produce extremely bright flashes.These, will be observable by the unaided eye or small binoculars.
The FITSAT-1 (Niwaka) body is made by a section of 10 cm square aluminium pipe!!! Also NIWAKA carry a mounted neodymium magnet to force it to always point to magnetic North like a compass.
Timothy HB9FFH made a telemetry decoder for FITSAT-1.
It is available here:
73 to all
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