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SUNSAT in mode J-FM?



I read that a J-FM contact had been made with SUNSAT recently:

    HR AMSAT NEWS SERVICE BULLETIN 080.01 FROM AMSAT HQ
    SILVER SPRING, MD, MARCH 21, 1999
    TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS
    BID: $ANS-080.01

    A successful Mode-J FM voice contact has been made via the new
    SunSat SO-35 satellite. Project Leader Garth Milne, ZR1AFH, and
    AMSAT-SA President Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS5AKV, recently
    completed the first-ever voice contact through the bird.

    ...  "SunSat will play an important part in bringing amateur radio into
    the classroom as part of the Amateur Radio in South African Schools
    (ARISAS) program." The program will use ham radio in the classroom to
    expand the teaching of science and technology.

I didn't read about that capability in WWW pages earlier.  It seems to be
quite a versatile bird!  Any idea if that mode might be available when the
bird is not being used for educational purposes (like, in the middle of
the night, local time, or otherwise outside of school hours)?  This would
assume, of course, that its power budget would be favorable enough for
such use (and that mode might be the first to go if not).

			-- KD6PAG  (Networking Old-Timer, "RF newbie")

P.S.  Yes, i am aware of at least two Mode J-FM birds planned for launch in
September.

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