Micro Space



Athenoxat-1



Radio Amateurs



FM 437.485 MHz 4800bps



Images Beacon



Beacon Puzzle

Please send to us your .kss file recorded by AGW OnlineKISS and include your name, callsign, and location We will be happy to process it for you and publish your contribution here. Thanks ! Our contact is athenoxat@micro-space.org
Athenoxat-1 Image Puzzles : Round 1 - Completed Constructor for Beacon Type 03 Start Date : 6 March 2018 Satellite Orbit : Equatorial 15° inclination

All 0 images have been completed on 18 March 2018

in 0 days with 0 received frames from :

ID 8E9C110B : 35865 bytes - 180 frames
Contributors Frames Map - click for history

Thanks a bunch to PY4ZBZ, 9V1SV, YB3MBN and PQ2HX
for collecting all image frames of QSL card for VU2WMY

Completion date : 18 Mar 2018

ID 6255CD16 : 35992 bytes - 180 frames
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Appreciating the effort of PY4ZBZ, 9V1SV, PQ2HX and YB3MBN
for collecting all image frames of QSL card for PV8DX

Completion date : 17 Mar 2018

ID 1F6AF604 : 34862 bytes - 175 frames
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Congratulations to PY4ZBZ, 9V1SV, YB3MBN and PQ2HX
for completing the frames collection of QSL card for JE9PEL

Completion date : 16 Mar 2018

ID 52FC0BE6 : 33815 bytes - 170 frames
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Hurray !!! PY4ZBZ, YB3MBN, 9V1SV, PQ2HX and 9V1FC
finally collected all image frames of QSL card for YC3BVG

Completion date : 18 Mar 2018

ID 49310D09 : 32972 bytes - 165 frames
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Big thanks to PY4ZBZ, YB3MBN, PQ2HX, 9V1SV and 9V1FC
for the effort collecting all frames of QSL card for JA5BLZ

Completion date : 16 Mar 2018

Athenoxat-1 Image Puzzles : Round 2 - Completed Constructor for Beacon Type 03 Start Date : 27 March 2018 Satellite Orbit : Equatorial 15° inclination

All 0 images have been completed on 5 April 2018

in 0 days with 0 received frames from [station latitude] :

Note: the further the station latitude away from the equator the less satellite passes the station can have
ID E0C8515C : 35382 bytes - 177 frames
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Congratulations to BX1AD, PY4ZBZ, YB3MBN, PV8DX, PY2SDR, 9V1SV & PU7ORD
for collecting all frames of Thank You card for ATX-Puzzle Round 1 contributors

Completion date : 1 April 2018

ID 8E190A20 : 35463 bytes - 178 frames
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Appreciating the efforts of PV8DX, BX1AD, PY4ZBZ, 9V1SV, YB3MBN & PY2SDR
for collecting all frames of QSL card for YB3MBN

Completion date : 4 April 2018

ID AE78FBFB : 35676 bytes - 179 frames
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Many thanks to PY4ZBZ, PV8DX, YB3MBN, 9V1SV, PU7ORD, BX1AD & PY2SDR
for the efforts collecting all frames of QSL card for PU4VLT

Completion date : 1 April 2018

ID 4DDE60A8 : 35713 bytes - 179 frames
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Big thanks to PY2SDR, YB3MBN, BX1AD, PV8DX, PY4ZBZ, 9V1SV, PU7ORD & JE9PEL
for the efforts collecting all frames of QSL card for 9V1SV

Completion date : 5 April 2018

ID 8E1C926C : 35886 bytes - 180 frames
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Great collaboration of PV8DX, BX1AD, 9V1SV, YB3MBN, PY4ZBZ & PY2SDR
for collecting all frames of Greetings card for AMSAT-ID

Completion date : 5 April 2018

ID 22FB38A0 : 34620 bytes - 174 frames
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Thanking BX1AD, PV8DX, YB3MBN, 9V1SV, PY2SDR, PY4ZBZ & PU7ORD
for their collaborative efforts collecting all frames of QSL card for VU3TYG

Completion date : 3 April 2018

ID ADE70B81 : 35469 bytes - 178 frames
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Excellent teamwork of YB3MBN, PY4ZBZ, BX1AD, PV8DX, PY2SDR, PU7ORD & 9V1SV
for collecting all frames of Thank You card for AMSAT-BR

Completion date : 4 April 2018

Athenoxat-1 Image Puzzles : Round 3 - Completed Constructor for Beacon Type 03 Start Date : 16 April 2018 Satellite Orbit : Equatorial 15° inclination

All 0 images have been completed on 21 April 2018

in 0 days with 0 received frames from :

ID D7166091 : 35571 bytes - 178 frames
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Beautiful teamwork from YB3MBN, BX1AD, 9V1FC, PW8PM, 9V1SV & BG8IXQ
for collecting all frames of Thank You card for ATX-Puzzle Round 2 contributors

Completion date : 20 April 2018

ID 8B426E8C : 35404 bytes - 178 frames
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Congratulations to PY4ZBZ, PW8PM, BX1AD, ST2NH, YB3MBN, 9V1FC & 9V1SV
for collecting all frames of QSL card for ST2NH

Completion date : 21 April 2018

ID 2817EDFC : 35870 bytes - 180 frames
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Appreciating the efforts of PY4ZBZ, ST2NH, BX1AD & PW8PM
for collecting all frames of QSL card for YV6AE

Completion date : 20 April 2018

ID DEF106E2 : 35563 bytes - 178 frames
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Big bunch of Thanks to PY4ZBZ, BX1AD, 9V1SV & PW8PM
for collecting all frames of QSL card for PW8PM

Completion date : 20 April 2018

ID 90373122 : 35978 bytes - 180 frames
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Many thanks to BX1AD, PY4ZBZ, 9V1SV & PW8PM
for collecting all frames of QSL card for BG8IXQ

Completion date : 20 April 2018

ID 91093E0D : 35561 bytes - 178 frames
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Congratulations to BX1AD, YB3MBN, 9V1SV, BG8IXQ & PY4ZBZ
for collecting all frames of Thank You card for AMSAT-UK

Completion date : 20 April 2018

Athenoxat-1 Image Puzzles : Round 4 - Completed Constructor for Beacon Type 03 Start Date : 25 May 2018 Satellite Orbit : Equatorial 15° inclination

All 0 images have been completed on 6 June 2018

in 0 days with 0 received frames from :

ID F9CF0106 : 59483 bytes - 298 frames
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Congratulations to PY4ZBZ, PW8PM, ST2NH, YB3MBN, PU7ORD, 9V1SV, BX1AD & YD0NXX for collecting all frames of Thank You card for ATX-Puzzle Round 3 contributors

Completion date : 1 June 2018

ID 84E521C0 : 59138 bytes - 296 frames
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Appreciating the efforts of PY4ZBZ, ST2NH, BX1AD, YB3MBN, 9V1SV, PW8PM & YD0NXX for collecting all frames of QSL card for PY5LF

Completion date : 2 June 2018

ID 89B26680 : 61641 bytes - 309 frames
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Finally!! Many Thanks to BX1AD, YB3MBN, ST2NH, PY4ZBZ, PW8PM, YD0NXX & 9V1SV for collecting all frames of QSL card for YE0EEE

Completion date : 6 June 2018

ID D6510986 : 61060 bytes - 306 frames
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Big bunch of Thanks to ST2NH, BX1AD, YB3MBN, PY4ZBZ, YD0NXX, PW8PM & 9V1SV for collecting all frames of Thank You card for 9V1AS

Completion date : 6 June 2018

ID 8AEEF531 : 59639 bytes - 299 frames
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Excellent teamwork from ST2NH, YB3MBN, BX1AD, PY4ZBZ, 9V1SV, YD0NXX & PW8PM for collecting all frames of QSL card for 9G2IC/9G2AA

Completion date : 1 June 2018

Athenoxat-1 Image Puzzles : Round 5 Constructor for Beacon Type 03 Start Date : 15 August 2018 Satellite Orbit : Equatorial 15° inclination

All 0 images have been completed on 30 August 2018

in 0 days with 0 received frames from :

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ID DCF54538 : 63758 bytes - 319 frames
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A very big thanks to YB3MBN, PY4ZBZ, 9V1SV, YD2GIE, YD0NXX, 9W2AWA & ST2NH for collecting all frames of Thank You card for ATX-Puzzle Round 4 contributors

Completion date : 27 August 2018

ID 6A1B87C5 : 61712 bytes - 309 frames
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Congratulations to YB3MBN, ST2NH, YD2GIE, PY4ZBZ, 9V1SV, YD0NXX & 9W2AWA for collecting all frames of QSL card for YD0NXX

Completion date : 26 August 2018

ID 53C636EB : 62505 bytes - 313 frames
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Excellent teamwork from PY4ZBZ, 9V1SV, YB3MBN, YD2GIE, BG8IXQ, 9V1FC, ST2NH & YD0NXX for collecting all frames of QSL card for 9W2AWA

Completion date : 27 August 2018

ID 15DD9A05 : 63343 bytes - 317 frames
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Finally! Big thanks to PY4ZBZ, BG8IXQ, 9V1SV, YD2GIE, YB3MBN, YD0NXX, 9W2AWA & 9V1FC for collecting all frames of QSL card for JA5BLZ

Completion date : 30 August 2018

ID 87544849 : 62993 bytes - 315 frames
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Appreciating the efforts of YD2GIE, 9V1SV, YB3MBN, PY4ZBZ, YD0NXX, ST2NH, 9W2AWA & 9V1FC for collecting all frames of QSL card for YD2GIE

Completion date : 26 August 2018

ID 7001632F : 62396 bytes - 312 frames
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Many thanks to YD2GIE, PY4ZBZ, 9V1SV, YB3MBN, ST2NH, YD0NXX, BG8IXQ, 9W2AWA & 9V1FC for collecting all frames of QSL card for YB3MBN

Completion date : 29 August 2018

ID DAE3259A : 63338 bytes - 317 frames
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Expressing gratitude to 9V1SV, YB3MBN, PY4ZBZ, BG8IXQ, YD2GIE, 9V1FC, YD0NXX & 9W2AWA for collecting all frames of QSL card for 9V1FC

Completion date : 30 August 2018

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Athenoxat-1 QSL Hints Pointers to be able to track, receive, and decode data beacon of Athenoxat-1

Background

Athenoxat-1, designed, fabricated, and operated by Microspace Rapid Pte Ltd, is a Nanosatellite following the standard of 3U cubesat size for Remote Sensing application, orbiting in equatorial orbit with 15-degree inclination since 16 December 2015. Her primary mission is to demonstrate High Resolution Night Vision imaging capability, and her secondary mission is to validate the capability of the Hardware and Software (CDH and ADCS) developed in-house. Included in her capability is the medium resolution and global view of the day imaging.

Athenoxat-1 has been equipped with several types of data beacon. As part of 2-year anniversary of Athenoxat-1, data beacon type 2 to 5 have been activated to allow Radio Amateurs community to obtain images produced by Athenoxat-1 herself. As a result of discussion between us and PY2SDR, data beacon type 3 has been modified as such that it is a medium-size image occupying up to 320 packets (previously was up to 180 packets only). Therefore, collective effort from the community is required in order to reconstruct the image and that is why this webpage is available. The beauty of data type 3 is that one can afford to miss some frames in a burst and yet still contribute to the overall image. However patience from the community is required in order to collect all frames and finally be able to view the complete images.

Data beacon type 2 is a very small icon occupying only one packet. Type 4 is a thumbnail image occupying up to 21 packets. Lastly type 5, occupying only one packet too, is a text description for the image it follows. The latest ATX Decoder by PY4ZBZ can be used to reconstruct the images and text of these data. Scheduled QSL card transmission has been set to data beacon type 4 and thus the same ATX Decoder can be used.

We activate only either one of the data beacon type {3} or type {2 & 4} or {2, 4, & 5}. Today, it is data type {2 & 4} that is active. In the event of experiment, Athenoxat-1 will disable both Morse CW and data beacon.

Recommended Tools
  • Affordable USB-based RF receiver
  • UHF Antenna : cross yagi is preferred and optionally antenna rotor & controller
  • Satellite tracking software e.g. Orbitron by Sebastian Stoff or HAM Radio Deluxe
  • SDR# and Satellite tracking plugin for automatic Doppler Shift correction. Setting on Audio : Input is the RF receiver & Output is the Speakers
  • High-speed Soundmodem by UZ7HO for decoding the audio data beacon. Settings of Devices : Output is Speakers & Input is Stereo Mix
  • AGW OnlineKISS by DK3WN for producing .kss recording. NOTES : to avoid errors, one should adjust the file paths in the config file (agw_onlinekiss.ini), and change the satellite name from "ATHENOXAT 1" to "ATHENOXAT-1" in the TLE file (i.e. to avoid using space in the folder name for the automatic KISS file recording)
  • Arapuca by PY2SDR, as an alternative to AGW OnlineKISS, for collecting and forwarding the received packets to the repository for community sharing. NOTES : please write to us if you are interested in using this tool and obtaining the key and we will forward your request to PY2SDR
  • ATX Decoder by PY4ZBZ for constructing images of specifically beacon type 2, 4, and 5, including the scheduled transmission of QSL card
  • More NOTES : to decode beacon type 3, just send us your kss file, and we'll do it for you and acknowledge your contribution above
Acknowledgment We are grateful for the availabity of the following software that make it possible for the Radio Amateurs community
to track, receive, and decode data beacon of Athenoxat-1
  • Sebastian Stoff for the work of Orbitron
  • Simon HB9DRV & Peter PH1PH for the work of HAM Radio Deluxe early versions
  • Those involved in the work of SDR# and its plugins
  • Andrei UZ7HO for the work of High-speed Soundmodem
  • Mike DK3WN for the work of AGW OnlineKISS and the early version of ATX Image Decoder
  • Edson PY2SDR for the work of Arapuca packets - repository forwarder
  • Roland PY4ZBZ for the work of the new & latest ATX Decoder for beacon type 2, 4, and 5
  • Others who are involved in many other ways contributing to the Radio Amateurs community
Past QSL Cards QSL Cards that have already been scheduled, transmitted by Athenoxat-1 and successfully received & decoded by the recipients
Radio Amateur Stations on a World Map Location of the stations that have listened to Athenoxat-1
Collected by the Community Received, Decoded & Constructed Images of Beacon type 2 & 4 from the Radio Amateurs community that are sent to us or made known to all of us