April 18, 2018

Athenoxat-1 beacon puzzles round 3

Dear friends, 

hope this email finds you well. I'd like to inform that we've started round 3 of Athenoxat-1 beacon puzzles. 
Beacon puzzles is the regular data beacon from Athenoxat-1 with specific type 3. 
It contains 10 frames per burst every minute (30sec interval alternating with Morse CW).

The kss files containing the frames can be submitted through the usual address athenoxat@micro-space.org (or to my email address here). 
Thus with time, we'll be able to construct the complete images with the collected frames. 
Our website will be updated daily and can be viewed here: http://www.micro-space.org/ham.html

For the stations around our control station (in Singapore), please keep tuning in as the satellite stays beaconing although it may seem appear busy in comm.operation. 
The only apparent change is that you may not hear the Morse CW once our comm.operation starts.

Athenoxat-1 is orbiting at equatorial orbit with 15-deg inclination.
Based on what we've seen, stations as far as plus/minus 35deg latitude (with good clearance horizon to horizon) are able to receive Athenoxat-1 data. 

Please let us know if you need any clarifications or help in setting up some software for receiving Athenoxat-1 packets. 
Please feel free to inform others who may be interested and able to listen to Athenoxat-1. 

Thank you in advance for listening. 
73 de Athenoxat-1 team
(Yesie 9V1SQ)

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