Club member Julian, M0NUX, was among the first amateurs to receive telemetry transmitted by the latest satellite from Amsat, Fox 1D. The satellite is a radio amateur and technology research cubesat developed by AMSAT and carries a repeater features a VHF downlink with FM analog voice and FSK data and is hosting several university developed payloads.
Screen grab of the AMSAT website at 08:37 UTC on the morning of 12th January 2018
Screen grab of the AMSAT website at 08:37 UTC on the morning of 12th January 2018

In addition to the Fox-1 U/v FM transponder, Fox-1D experiments include a MEMS gyro from Pennsylvania State University – Erie, a camera from Virginia Tech, and the University of Iowa’s HERCI (High Energy Radiation CubeSat Instrument) radiation mapping experiment. Fox-1D also carries the AMSAT “L-Band Downshifter” giving the option of utilizing a 1.2 GHz uplink for the FM transponder.
The satellite was launched early on January 12, 2018 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India, as part of the PSLV-C40 mission on board a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle with a Cartosat-2 series imaging satellite for the Indian government and 29 other payloads.
Receiving data from satellites and contributing to projects at the very forefront of technology is both exciting and surprisingly easy! There is a wealth of information on the Internet but have a look at some of the links below.
If you have any questions, or would like to get involved, julian is always happy to help if he can.
https://amsat.org
https://www.amsat.org/meet-the-fox-project/
https://amsat-uk.org
https://amsat-uk.org/funcube/funcube-cubesat/