[amsat-bb] Re: CAPE's Back
oz1my at privat.dk
Mon Apr 23 14:35:27 PDT 2007
Just listened for CAPE1 on the pass with AOS at 2107 UTC here
Very good signals S-7 when CAPE1 was in the dark.
Still not sure about which keps are the best.
OBJECT M/N/P are close - but the next couple of days will tell :-)
----- Original Message -----
From: <G0MRF at aol.com>
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Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 10:01 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: CAPE's Back
> Congratulations Jonathan and the CAPE 1 team
> I see an initial report on W0KRPs site suggests that the satellite is
> running on solar panel power alone as there is no battery current shown in
> If that's correct: My congratulations to the designer of the EPS who has
> found the solution to that age old AMSAT problem of not killing the
> when the batteries fail
> But my commiserations on the batteries.
> David G0MRF
> In a message dated 23/04/2007 19:13:29 GMT Standard Time,
> jonathan at jonathanwagner.net writes:
> Mike and the rest of the list,
> CAPE-1 almost perfectly tracks with Object 31129. AOS on the last pass
> was 30secs. after predicted and LOS 10-20 secs. before predicted.
> Frequency was nominal. There is a building that is directly in the line
> of sight when on the AOS horizon which affects the lower 1 or 2 degrees
> elevation (The building is a 3-story building and we have a 20 ft tower
> on top of a 2 story building. Frequency was nominal and rotor and
> frequency control were left to the radio. Signal strength was S7 on a 4
> degree pass.
> Jonathan Wagner, KE5FSG
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