Following the successful tests last weekend, the latest Amateur Radio satellite ARISSat-1 will be deployed from the ISS today, August 3, during a space walk that commences at 1400 GMT.
AMSAT-NA have created a special page with information on how to receive the satellite.
ARISSat-1 can transmit Slow Scan TV pictures from its 4 onboard cameras and it is hoped a picture of the actual deployment wil be transmitted. The SSTV FM signal should be receivable using simple equipment such as a 2m FM handheld with a quater wave whip. ARISSat-1 also has CW and BPSK beacons and a cross band 435/145 MHz linear transponder for SSB/CW working.
Read the new AMSAT-NA guide – ARISSat How To: Operating Tips, Pointers, Downloads
You can watch the deployment of ARISSat-1 live on NASA TV, coverage starts at 1400 GMT (1500 BST)
It is believed the first pass receivable in the British Isles will be
23:46:34 GMT on August 3.
Online Satellite Pass Predictions, select ARISSat-1
Read the ARISSat-1 article from QST at
Follow ARISSat-1 on Twitter:
In USA you can also text ‘follow Arissat1’ to 40404 with your cell phone. (leave off the quotes).
Free Slow Scan TV Software MMSSTV uses your PCs Soundcard
IZ8BLY Vox Recoder, enables you to record the signals from the
ARISSat-1 on 145.950 MHz FM while you’re at work
The latest telemetry can be seen live on your computer or cell phone at http://www.arissattlm.org/mobile
Download the Windows and Mac versions of the ARISSatTLM free ground station soundcard demodulator and display software:
The ARISSatTLM software user guide is available:
Get your color ARISSat-1 Frequency Guide:
AMSAT-UK publishes a colour A4 newsletter, OSCAR News, which is full of Amateur Satellite information.
Join online at http://tinyurl.com/JoinAMSAT-UK
A sample edition of the newsletter can be seen at