January 24, 2022

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Via the ARRL: Eight-Satellite TEVEL Mission to Launch on January 13

The TEVEL mission, which consists of eight satellites carrying amateur radio FM transponders, is set to launch on January 13 at 1525 UTC on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Transporter-3 mission, which also carries AMSAT-Spain’s (AMSAT-EA) EASAT-2 and HADES satellites. The TEVEL satellites were developed by the Herzliya Science Center in Israel.

All eight satellites will use the same frequencies, as long as their footprints overlap, and only one FM transponder will be activated at a time. Beacon transmissions will be on 436.400 MHz (9,600 bps BPSK). The uplink frequency of the FM transponders is 145.970 MHz, and the downlink frequency is 436.400 MHz. The satellites were built by eight schools in different parts of Israel. — Thanks to AMSAT

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/eight-satellite-tevel-mission-to-launch-on-january-13