Friday, November 16, 2012

HAM SAT to flash morse code

On Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) the Japanese students who built FITSAT-1 are planning to activate the satellite's LED optical array and flash a message in Morse Code to Earth. The Morse message may be visible with the unaided eye. (Project web-site)

Verification Card
FITSAT sends the beacon signal 30 min after the deployment. The beacon frequency 437.250MHz of FITSAT-1 conflicts with the satellite PRISM of Tokyo Univ. Please confirm that the CW starts "HI DE NIWAKA ...". The orbit is almost same as ISS. Please send the signal report and your postal address to and also cc to You will receive this verification card.

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