Fox-1A/1B/1C/1D, ARC-1, BisonSat etc.

To be launched on 8 Oct 2015
Vehicle: Atlas 5-401
3-CubeSats space in 1-Pod

Fox-1A        435.180MHz Up / 145.980MHz Down, FM CTCSS 67.0Hz, 9600bps FSK
ARC-1         437.565MHz 9600bps, 2440.500MHz 1Mbit, CW
AC5c/AC7      AeroCube-5c/AeroCube-7, 1.5U x 2
BisonSat      437.375MHz 9600bps GMSK
LMRST-Sat     Low Mass Radio Science Transponder
SNaP-3 ALICE  SMDC Nanosatellite Program, 3U cubesat
SNaP-3 EDDIE  SMDC Nanosatellite Program, 3U cubesat
SNaP-3 JIMI   SMDC Nanosatellite Program, 3U cubesat
PropCube-1    ?
PropCube-3    ?
SINOD-D1      ?
SINOD-D3      ?

Fox-1A successful launch

12:49 UTC, 8 Oct 2015
United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket
Vandenberg Air Force Base in California
(C)NASA-TV, edited by JE9PEL


Fox-1A TLE

There are many receiving reports about BisonSat, Fox-1A.
It seems to used almost the same following GRACE_TLE.

Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment
Fox-1A = AO-85 = GRACE2

Fox-1A Voice Beacon

PY5LF is a satelliter that came to Japan at home six years ago.
I thought there were many hams were communicating with AO-51 at
that time. There is a photo of my radio room. I'm writing every
day the article in place where he was sitting.

FOX-1A Transponder FM by PY5LF

In another YouTube video, I see that talking about as ".... FOX 1"
of Voice Beacon.  By the way, the "FM, Telemetry, and Voice" are on
the same frequency 145.980MHz. How I wonder whether switching to that.

> Fox-1A employs Data Under Voice (DUV) to send 200 bps FSK telemetry data
> at the same time as FM audio by making use of sub-audible frequencies
> below 200 Hz. High-speed 9600 bps FSK also can be transmitted when the
> transponder is not operating for data-intensive experiments and is only
> active when commanded from the ground.

AO-85 Voice recorded

10:28-10:41 UTC, 11 Oct 2015, Ele 26 WWS-W-N-NNE, 145.980MHz FM

> Hi this is amateur radio satellite Fox-1.

I tried to test the decoding using the smaller sample wav file as follows.
But I did not hear the sound in the larger sample wav file.


Fox Telemetry Decoder for Fox-1A 9600bps FSK

Fox-1 satellites include two telemetry formats:

Satellite  Uplink            Downlink  Tlm      Mode
---------  ----------------  --------  -------  -----------------------
Fox-1A     435.180           145.980   145.980  FM CTCSS 67.0Hz,9k6 FSK
Fox-1B     435.250           145.960      .     FM CTCSS 67.0Hz
Fox-1C     435.300/1267.300  145.920      .     FM CTCSS 67.0Hz
Fox-1D     435.350/1267.350  145.880      .     FM CTCSS 67.0Hz
---------  ----------------  --------  -------  -----------------------

ARC-1 information

(C)Google Map

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Alaska Research CubeSat
1U CubeSat
NORAD ID: 40969
Initial Code: 2015-058F
437.565 MHz, 9600 bps FSK, AX.25, 10 sec period
2440.500MHz 1Mbit, CW

BisonSat information


Salish Kootenai College, Montana

NORAD ID: 40968
Initial Code: 2015-058E
437.375MHz 9600bps GMSK

GRACE_44 = BisonSat
1 90744U          15297.41501531 +.00005318 +00000-0 +56154-3 0 00170
2 90744 064.7809 243.5479 0217962 277.1036 228.4975 14.74367360002063


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