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Satellite modes

Mode Uplink Downlink Notes
A 2M 10M  
B 70cm 2M  
J 2M 70cm  
JA 2M 70cm Analog, same as J
JD 2M 70M Digital, same as J
JL 2M & 23cm 70cm Combination J and L
K 15M 10M  
KA 2M & 15M 10M Combination K and A
KT 15K 10M & 2M Combination K and T
L 23cm 70cm  
S 70cm 13cm  
T 15M 2M  

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Oscar Satellites Frequencies


AO-10 B Uplink
Downlink
435.030 - 435.180 CW/LSB
145.975 - 145.825 CW/USB 145.810 CW
AO-20 JA Uplink
Downlink
146.000 - 145.900 CW/LSB
435.800 - 435.900 CW/USB 435.795 CW
AO-27 J-FM* Uplink
Downlink
145.850 FM
436.800 FM
FO-29 JA Uplink
Downlink
146.000 - 145.900 CW/LSB
435.800 - 435.900 CW/USB 435.795 CW

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Russian Satellite Frequencies


RS-10/11 A Uplink
Downlink
145.865 - 145.905 CW/USB
29.360 - 29.400 CW/USB 29.357 CW
RS-12/13 KT
K
T
Uplink
Downlink
Downlink
21.210 - 21.250 CW/USB
29.410 - 29.450 CW/USB 29.408 CW
145.910 - 145.950 CW/USB 145.908 CW
RS-15 A Uplink
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145.858 - 145.898 CW/USB
29.354 - 29.694 CW/USB 29.3525 CW 29.3987 CW
RS-16 A Uplink
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145.915 - 145.948 CW/USB
29.415 - 29.448 CW/USB 29.408 CW 29.451 CW


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Satellite Frequencies and Modes Navigation Table


Click on a Satellite to jump to info.
AO-10 AO-16 DO-17 WO-18 LU-19
IO-26 AO-27 FO-20 FO-29 UO-11
UO-22 KO-23 KO-25 RS-10 RS-12
RS-15 RS-16      


AMSAT Oscar 10 (AO-10)


Beacons:
145.810 MHz (General) (Unmodulated carrier)
145.987 MHz (Engineering) (Switched off)

Linear Transponders: Inverting (CW, SSB)
Mode B Uplink: 435.030 - 435.180 MHz LSB
Mode B Downlink: 145.825 - 145.975 MHz USB


MicroSats


AMSAT-OSCAR 16 (AO-16)
Features:
1200 bps AX.25 protocol store-and-forward PACSAT Protocol Suite communications system.
Dedicated Store-and-Forward File Server
Whole Orbit Data (WDO) Collection
Digital Repeater (Digipeater)
Very Similar in construction and operation to LO-19, IO-26, and MO-30.

Digital Transponder - Mode JD
1200 bps Manchester FSK Uplinks:
145.900 MHz
145.920 MHz
145.940 MHz
145.960 MHz
1200 bps BPSK Downlinks:
437.051 MHz
437.026 MHz
2401.143 MHz

DOVE-OSCAR 17 (DO-17)
Features:
DOVE - Digital Orbiting Voice Encoder
Sponsored by AMSAT-Brazil
Whole Orbit Data (WOD) Collection

Downlink:
145.825 MHz FM
2401.221 MHz (Note: 2401 MHz downlink is faulty)

WeberSat-OSCAR 18 (WO-18)
Features:
1200 bps AX.25 protocol store-and-forward PACSAT Protocol Suite communications system.
Full Color CCD Camera
Requires WeberWare Software to view images
Packet Radio Mailbox Facilites (not presently activated)
Spectrometer Experiment
Particle Impact Detector

Transponder:
Digital Transponder Mode JD (In operation)
Beacon 1: 437.102 MHz
Beacon 2: 437.075 MHz

LUSAT-OSCAR 19 (LU-19)
Features:
1200 bps AX.25 protocol store-and-forward PACSAT Protocol Suite communications system.
Coordinated by AMSAT-LU (Argentina)
Packet Radio Store and Forward
Very Similar in construction and operation to AO-16, IO-26, and MO-30.

Digital Transponder - Mode JD:
1200 bps Manchester FSK Uplinks:
145.840 MHz
145.860 MHz
145.880 MHz
145.900 MHz
1200 bps BPSK Downlinks:
437.153 MHz
437.125 MHz
CW Beacon:
437.127 MHz

Italy-OSCAR-26 (IO-26)
Digital Transponder - Mode JD
Uplinks: 1200 bps Manchester
145.875 MHz
145.900 MHz
145.925 MHz
145.950 MHz
Downlinks: 1200 bps BPSK
437.822 MHz (Secondary - Presently in use)
435.867 MHz (Primary - Degraded from failure to balanced modulator)

Features:
1200 bps AX.25 protocol store-and-forward PACSAT Protocol Suite communications system.
Very Similar in construction and operation to AO-16, LO-19, and MO-30.

AMRAD-OSCAR 27 (AO-27)
Uplink:
145.850 MHz

Downlink:
436.800 MHz

Features:
Amateur payload combined with an experimental payload.
EYESAT-1 is an experimental Microsat satellite built by Interferometrics Inc, of Chantilly, Virginia.
The amateur equipment onboard the satellite was built by AMRAD.

Fuji


Fuji-OSCAR-20 (FO-20)
Features:
BBS Message System (digital store-and-forward)
Analog communications transponder

Beacon
435.795 MHz - CW (primary) or PSK digital (secondary)
435.910 MHz - PSK digital

Digital Transponder - Mode JD
Uplinks: AFSK (FM) 1200 bps, AX.25, Manchester
145.850 MHz
145.870 MHz
145.890 MHz
145.910 MHz

Downlink: BPSK 1200 bps
435.910 MHz

Analog Transponder - Mode JA -- Note: FO-20 is now permanently in the analog mode.
Uplink: 145.900 - 146.000 MHz
Downlink: 435.795 - 435.900 MHz

Fuji-OSCAR-29 (FO-29)
Features:
BBS Message System (digital store-and-forward)
Analog Communications Transponder
Attitude Control
Digi-Talker
Testing of newly developed solar cells in space

Beacon (100 milliWatt) Telemetry Format
435.795 MHz - CW
435.910 MHz - PSK digital - Digi-Talker

Digital Transponder - Mode JD (1 Watt)
Uplinks: AFSK (FM) 1200 bps, AX.25, Manchester Encoded
145.850 MHz
145.870 MHz (the only 9600 bps uplink frequency)
145.890 MHz
145.910 MHz
Downlink: BPSK 1200 bps or FSK 9600 bps
435.910 MHz (also Digi-Talker frequency)

Analog Transponder - Mode JA (1 Watt)
Uplink: 145.900 - 146.000 MHz
Downlink: 435.800 - 435.900 MHz

UoSAT/KITSAT


UoSAT-OSCAR 11 (UO-11)
Downlink:
145.825 MHz (most common)
435.025 MHz
2401.5 MHz

Features:
Digitalker Speech Synthesizer
Earth Imaging Camera
Space Dust Impact Detectors
Geiger Counters
Digital Communications Experiment (DCE)

Firsts:
Operational digital store-and-forward communications payload
Prototype CCD camera
S-band beacon

UoSAT-OSCAR 22 (UO-22)
Digital Transponders Mode JD 9600 baud FSK (FM)
Uplinks:
145.900 MHz
145.975 MHz

Downlink:
435.120 MHz

Features:
9600 bps AX.25 protocol store-and-forward PACSAT Protocol Suite communications system.
Earth Imaging System (EIS)

KITSAT-OSCAR 23 (KO-23)
Digital Transponders Mode JD 9600 baud FSK (FM)
Uplinks:
145.850 MHz (Primary)
145.900 MHz (Secondary)

Downlink: 9600 bps FSK, AX.25, FM Voice, DSPE Output
435.175 MHz

Features:
9600 bps AX.25 protocol store-and-forward PACSAT Protocol Suite communications system.
Enhanced version of UO-22.
High Resolution Earth Imaging System (EIS) Camera
Digital Signal Processing Experiment (DSPE)
Cosmic Ray Experiment (CRE)

KITSAT-OSCAR 25 (KO-25)
Digital Transponders Mode JD 9600 baud FSK (FM)
Uplinks:
145.980 MHz (Presently in use)
145.870 MHz

Downlinks:
436.500 MHz (Presently in use)
435.175 MHz
Features:
Similar to KITSAT-OSCAR-23 in construction.
9600 bps AX.25 protocol store-and-forward PACSAT Protocol Suite communications system.
CCD Earth Imaging System (EIS)
Infrared Sensor Experiment (IREX)
KASCOM (KAIST Satellite Computer)
Digital Signal Processing Experiment (DSPE)
Low Energy Electron Detector (LEED)

Radio Sputnik (RS)


RS-10
Features:
Linear Communications Transponders
Robot autotransponder

Linear Transponder:
Note: Satellite RS-10 is presently active in Mode A
Mode A Uplink: 145.860 - 145.900 MHz
Mode A Downlink: 29.360 - 29.400 MHz
Robot Uplink: 145.820 MHz
Robot Downlink: 29.357 or 29.403 MHz (Beacon frequencies)

RS-12
Features:
Linear Communications Transponders
Robot autotransponder

Linear Transponder:
Note: Satellite RS-12 is presently active in Mode KT
(simultaneous downlinks on both 10 meters and 2 meters)

Mode KT Uplink: 21.210 - 21.250
Mode K Downlink: 29.410 - 29.450
Mode T Downlink: 145.910 - 145.950
Robot Uplink: 21.129 and 145.830 MHz
Robot Downlink: 29.408 or 29.454 MHz and 145.912 or 145.959 (Beacon frequencies)

RS-15
Features:
Linear Communications Transponder

Linear Transponder:
Mode A Uplink: 145.858 - 145.898 MHz
Mode A Downlink: 29.354 - 29.394 MHz
Beacon 1: 29.3525 MHz
Beacon 2: 29.3987 MHz


RS-16
Features:
Linear Communications Transponder

Transponder information:
Uplink = 145.915 - 145.948 MHz
Downlink = 29.415 - 29.448 MHz
Beacons = 29.408 , 29.451 MHz
Pwr 29 MHz Down = 1.2 W / 4 W

Beacon 1 = 435.504 MHz
Beacon 2 = 435.548 MHz
Pwr 435 MHz Beacons = 1.6 W


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