KiwiSAT running on its internal systems in final operation mode. Set up in AMSAT-ZL Clean Room at Massey University, Auckland Final pre-launch configuration

The KiwiSAT was "on air" from the Clean Evironment Chamber at the QTH of Ian, ZL1AOX.

The solar panels need to be upgraded and a new battery pack built (Flight Pack) to replace the test and trial unit is being engineered.

Transponder: Inverting type (Orbital Doppler shift compensation)

Note: A trial transmission on 435.2544 LSB comes out at 145.860 USB

Test antenna when they were mounted external to the Clean Room building for early trials Clean Room Test Antenna

Being a linear transponder 30kHz wide, any mode can be used. FM is discouraged (but not banned). Amateur stations are encouraged to try out the transponder.

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