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)
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.
< zl3ql (at) amsat.org > collected reception and operation reports.