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Re: Pico transponder





Hi Bruce,

I have been working on this design for more than two years. It took so long time because my free time is small, due to my dayly work.
The goal was to get a linear transponder also available at areas where space and weight is little (with the 1 cell cubesat as a guidline). 

At the moment I am working to get a few more of these transponders, and make it available for people/groups who are interrested.
The design is very small and takes lot of time to get it fully assembled (with microscope and very small solder iron tip).

The transponder design itself is even smaller than you mentioned. It can fit on a 7cm x 7cm board (size of a MiniDisc casette) when needed.
I have added some 1cm strip around it for mounting purposes, what makes it a 9cm x 9cm board, what should fit in a qubesat.
The total circuit is made for 3.0V to 4.0Vdc supply, where a light weight 3.7V Li-ion or LiPo cell-phone battery will fit very well.

Will be continued...

73 de PE1RAH
William Leijenaar
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> Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 14:36:50 -0400
> From: ve9qrp@gmail.com
> To: pe1rah@hotmail.com
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Pico transponder
> CC: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> 
> William --
> 
> This appears to be a linear transponder on a 10cm x 10cm board. If
> this is true, hats off (again) to you!
> 
> Do you plan to make this available to any cubesat project that needs
> the hardware, or does it have a specific project in mind?
> 
> Somehow, I think this should be cross-posted to the bbSat discussion :-)
> 
> 73,
> Bruce
> VE9QRP
> 
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 7:52 PM, William Leijenaar <pe1rah@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi AMSATs,
> >
> > Just got one of my latest transponder designs out of the prototype status and into final status.
> > I made a small presentation in video format.
> > I'm new to the video world so I'm sorry for the shacky picture and low resolution... I'm trying to get that better next time.
> >
> > Its a small video clip for an even smaller radio...
> >
> > Enjoy:
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZcaXRFC914
> >
> > 73 de PE1RAH, William Leijenaar
> >
> >
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