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Re: FM Only Sats

Don't forget SO-50!  The downlink might be a bit weaker, but it is a
perfectly good satellite,  and is often under-utilized.

Saudi-OSCAR 50/SaudiSat 1C   (SO-50)
Uplink 	145.850 MHz FM
Downlink 	436.795 MHz FM
Launched 	20 December 2002

Status:  Operational
SO-50 carries several experiments, including a mode J FM amateur
repeater experiment operating on 145.850 MHz uplink and 436.800 MHz
downlink. SO-50 is operational for 10 minutes when turned on by the
following procedure:

1) Transmit for 1-2 seconds on 145.850 MHz with a tone of 74.4 Hz to
arm the 10 minute timer on board the spacecraft.

2) Next transmit on 145.850 MHz (FM Voice) using 67.0 Hz to key the
repeater on and off within the 10 Minute window.

Note: Sending the 74.4 tone again within the 10 minute window will
reset the 10 minute timer.
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