On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 9:43 AM, Paul Stoetzer [email protected] wrote:
The voice is that of Veronica Monteiro, the daughter of Tony Monteiro, AA2TX (SK), former AMSAT VP Engineering and principle designer of the Fox satellites. The voice beacon "Hi, this is amateur radio satellite Fox-1" is transmitted when the transponder has not been keyed up for three minutes. The subaudible telemetry is also transmitted while the beacon is active, allowing ground stations to collect telemetry when there are no users on the satellite.
OK, so not trapped there being forced to watch bad movies. Phew.
I have to say, though, that I'm amazed that it had been quiet for 3 minutes! :-)