KiwiSAT, Operating Frequencies

Planned Operating Frequencies

 

Linear Transponder Downlink :
Frequency: 145.850 MHz to 145.880 MHz.
Output Power: 2 Watts PEP.
Radiated Power: 2 Watts (+33dBm) EIRP PEP.
Bandwidth: 30 KHz. Emission Type: Depends on Uplink: CW, SSB etc.
Antenna pattern: Omni directional in all planes.

Linear Transponder Uplink 1 :
Frequency: 435.260 MHz to 435.230 (Inverting Transponder).
Bandwidth: 30 KHz.
Noise temperature: 273 degrees K.
Emission Type: typically CW, SSB.
Antenna Pattern: Quarter wave whip on +Z face (Omni in X-Y plane, Null in +Z and -Z direction).

Linear Transponder Uplink 2 :
Frequency: 1268.880 to 1268.850 (Inverting Transponder)
Bandwidth: 30 KHz.
Noise temperature: 273 degrees K.
Emission Type: typically CW, SSB.
Antenna Pattern: 4 Dipole array (Omni in X-Y plane, +3 dbi Gain in +Z and -Z direction).

FM and Data Transmitter :
Frequency: 145.865 MHz.
Output Power: 1 Watt.
Radiated Power: 1 Watt (+30dBm) EIRP.
Bandwidth: 20 KHz.
Emission Type: 9600 bps data (G3RUH Packet standard) Telemetry and Data (various modes) scheduled with FM Voice or 1200 bps AFSK packet telemetry.
Antenna pattern: Omni directional in all planes.

FM Receiver Uplink 1:
Frequency: 435.245 MHz.
Bandwidth: 20 KHz.
Noise temperature: 273 degrees K.
Emission Type: 9600 bps data, FM Voice,
Antenna Pattern: Quarter wave whip on +Z face (Omni in X-Y plane, Null in +Z and -Z direction).

FM Receiver Uplink 2:
Frequency: 1268.865 MHz.
Bandwidth: 20 KHz.
Noise temperature: 273 degrees K.
Emission Type: 9600 bps data, FM Voice,
Antenna Pattern: 4 Dipole array (Omni in X-Y plane, +3 dbi Gain in +Z and -Z direction).

Beacons:
Beacon 1:
CW Beacon Attached to Linear Transponder:
Frequency: 145.885 MHz.
Emission Type: CW standard morse code.
Power: 50 mW (+17 dBm) EIRP

Beacon 2 (Data Beacon):
Frequency: 145.865 MHz.
Output Power: 1 Watt.
Radiated Power: 1 Watt (+30 dBm) EIRP.
Bandwidth: 20 KHz.
Emission Type: 9600 bps data (G3RUH Packet standard)
scheduled with 1200 bps AFSK packet telemetry.

Beacon 3 (UHF Beacon):
Frequency: 437.425 MHz.
Bandwidth: 20 KHz.
Emission Type: 9600 bps data (G3RUH Packet standard).
Radiated Power: 100 mW (+20 dBm) EIRP.
Antenna pattern: Quarter wave whip on -Z face. (Omni in X-Y plane, Null in +Z and -Z direction).

 
 

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