Also called the 4M, Manfred Memorial Moon Mission will travel to the Moon and hopefully back to Earth aboard the Chinese Long March 3C rocket. Its payload will include a JT65 beacon that will transmit shortly after departure on the 2m amateur radio band. Transmission will include the callsign LX0OHB as well as various info: elapsed time from launch, power supply parameters, temperature and dosimeter readings etc. Transmitter is 1W output into L/4 monopole.

For those that want to monitor the beacon, here’s the required info:

– TX freq: 145.980MHz, +/- 2.9KHz variation depending on temperature, +1KHz/-2.2KHz Doppler shift
– departure time: October 23 2014, 17:59 UTC, expected on air at 19:17 UTC
– special JT65 software version from here.
– extra info here.

More details about the project, on the AMSAT-UK website.