Transponder Test tomorrow – 23 Nov 2013.
We are planning to open the transponder for a single orbit tomorrow. The aim of this test is to establish the thermal performance of the satellite when in this mode for an extended period. All radio amateurs who are in the footprint are welcome to make their own tests of the transponder up/down links, and make QSOs. We are planning to switch on the transponder either during the orbit timed at 0937 UTC (orbit 31) TCA Bletchley Park, or the following orbit at 1113 UTC (orbit 32).
If you do make a QSO or test, please report the details below as a comment.
Please note that we have not yet fully characterised the transponder frequencies.