Transmissions will be in the 70 cm Amateur Radio band at 435-438 MHz (UHF), and will consist of our registered call sign beacon and sensor data. The call sign is a simple message in Morse code that will identify our satellite, enabling anyone with a tuned receiver to interact with the beacon portion of our transmission. EQUiSat will transmit the call sign at regular intervals during both day and night passes, allowing abundant interactive opportunities.
For more advanced ground stations at Universities and in the Amateur radio community, EQUiSat’s sensor data will be transmitted at a higher bit-rate that will allow for short, detailed messages. These will contain compressed information about sensors and operations. The interpretation scheme for the messages will be available through our online resources, enabling listeners to access the data readouts in a clear form. Research and CubeSat teams around the world will have full access to our open data collection, promoting analysis and scholarship that will encourage development and use of technologies present in EQUiSat.