ARLS003 Fox-1D (AO-92) Now Commissioned, Open for Amateur Use

From ARRL:

AMSAT Vice President-Operations Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, has
declared that Fox-1D (AO-92) is now open for general Amateur Radio
use. That word followed an announcement from AMSAT Vice
President-Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, that AO-92 had been
commissioned and formally turned over to AMSAT Operations.

Initially, the U/v FM transponder will be open continuously for 1
week. After that, operation will be shared among the U/v FM
transponder, L-Band Downshifter, Virginia Tech Camera, and the
University of Iowa’s High Energy Radiation CubeSat Instrument
(HERCI).

AMSAT News Service, AMSAT-BB, AMSAT’s Twitter account (@AMSAT), the
AMSAT-NA Facebook group, and the AMSAT website
(https://www.amsat.org/satellite-schedules/) will report any
updates.

AO-92 was launched from India on January 12. For the past 2 weeks,
the AMSAT Engineering and Operations teams have been testing the
various modes and experiments on board. Testing has shown that both
the U/v FM transponder and L-Band Downshifter are working well. The
Virginia Tech camera has returned photos of Earth and data from
HERCI has been successfully downlinked.

AMSAT thanked the 178 stations around the world that used FoxTelem
to collect telemetry and experiment data from AO-92 during the
commissioning process.

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