ARLS009 FalconSAT-3 Now Open for Amateur Radio Use

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Space Bulletin 009  ARLS009
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington, CT  September 26, 2017
To all radio amateurs

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ARLS009 FalconSAT-3 Now Open for Amateur Radio Use

The Air Force Academy satellite FalconSAT-3 is now open for Amateur
Radio use as a digital store-and-forward system. Built in 2005 and
2006 by cadets and faculty in the Space Systems Research Center at
the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, FalconSAT-3 was
launched in 2007.

The satellite has completed its scientific and training missions,
and the Academy now is making it available for Amateur Radio use.
The Packet Bulletin Board System operates at 9600 baud with a
145.840 MHz uplink/435.103 MHz downlink. Output power is 1 W, and
the downlink is continuously on. Digipeating is enabled for live
QSOs, but unattended digipeating operation is not authorized at this
time.

Additional information is available on the AMSAT website at,
https://www.amsat.org/falconsat-3/ .

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