[amsat-bb] Re: FO-29 back again ?!?
glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Thu Apr 26 09:25:07 PDT 2007
If I remember correctly at the end of it's life FO-20's beacon was just a
carrier. Same frequency also.
73, Drew KO4MA
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Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 10:39 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] FO-29 back again ?!?
> Hi all,
> don't "shoot" me if I'm wrong, but I think FO-29
> is back!
> Today 26 April 2006 between 14:10-14:16 UTC
> (#52.792 orbit) I HEARD (!!!) a continue carrier in
> FO-29's beacon frequancy !
> I was starting to monitor the frequency with a delay,
> I forgot this time the pass of Satellite (every day I
> monitored it.)
> Well, the Sat was over Libya (N.Africa), close to me
> with 32 Degr. Elevation, in very good range for me.
> Looking for any activity I tuned my receiver to Beacon
> frequancy and... what a surprise!
> I received a strong carrier arround 435.799.
> The carrier was following the usual doppler-shift, so
> after 6 mins dropped-down to 435.788 MHz !! That
> is very normal and confirmed to me the Satellite
> At this point my QTH has no clear horizon (340 degr.)
> even if the Satellite was high enough, at 24 degr.
> Elev. So after 1 min I lost the signal completely.
> Please keep monitoring the FO-29 and send your
> reports. May be FO-29 is back again !
> 73, Mak SV1BSX
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