ARC Training Centre for CubeSats, UAVs & Their Applications

A ground station is currently being developed in-house at the University of Sydney, in the 2 m and 70 cm bands, which are the COTS wavelengths of our satellite. It is a crossed Yagi antenna with an ICC-7100 radio, with TNC, right hand circularly polarized (RHCP), 2-axis tracker controlled by a raspberry Pi, which will also control the whole system.

CUAVA-1 also has IARU approval for 4 frequencies in the range 1 – 100 GHz within amateur bands. These are associated with the Air@wave Communications payload, which will use them in connection with special antennas on the satellite and the ground. More details will be provided to the international radio amateur community in due course.