The PW-Sat is preparing a special QSL cards for all radioamateurs who helped in receiving data. Please be patient and look forward for QSL's:).

Frequencies & tracking

Frequencies

The PW-Sat is designed to work in the radioamateurs' radio bands. The downlink is 145.900 MHz (BPSK 1200 bps AX25, SSB).

Hint: You should tune your radio to find the proper frequency (remember about the Doppler effect and frequency floating regarding to the temperature changes). More info about it you can find in the PW-Sat GS Software.

Tracking

To track our satellite we recommend to use the Orbitron software. Following the Orbitrons' website:

Orbitron is a satellite tracking system for radio amateur and observing purposes. It's also used by weather professionals, satellite communication users, astronomers, UFO hobbyist and even astrologers. Application shows the positions of satellites at any given moment (in real or simulated time). It's FREE (Cardware) and it's probably one of the easiest and most powerful satellite trackers, according to opinions of thousands of users from all over the world.

You can use the Orbitron or other software to track our satellite. You'll need a TLE file which is available at celestrak.com. When you download the TLE, you will not be able to find the entry called "PW-Sat". The satellite is not yet recognized, but unofficial information, we have, says that the PW-Sat is an object called "2012-006G".

Below there are two short videos which guide you to use the Orbitron software.