Thanks for that Mark!

Well, I guess this is my email to you that it's off :-)

Mark VK5QI

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 8:22 PM Mark L. Hammond <> wrote:
Hello Mark,

Falconsat-3 is "usually" operational.  It has been in orbit for 14 years. Over the last couple of months, the TX has been tripping off from time to time, due to low battery V, as designed.  So, when it comes around overhead here again (and if I'm awake and not working!), I turn it back on.   If people observe that FS-3 is OFF, they are welcome to email me directly, to get my attention a bit faster.   

Users are good about reporting the status here:


Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]
AMSAT Director and Command Station

On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 4:12 AM Mark Jessop <> wrote:
Hi all,

Just wondering what the status of FalconSat-3 is?
I've had a number of passes recently (both daytime and night-time) with no signal observed.

On a related note - are there any other satellites that can be commanded/repeated with a 9600 baud FSK uplink? I'm looking for something that can be used to test a new 9600 baud AX.25 FSK/G3RUH transmitter system.

Mark VK5QI


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