[amsat-bb] ANDE final tracking

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Dec 21 12:16:11 PST 2007

ANDE was doing well on the last pass at about 2000z on the 21st.

I have to leave now for Grandma's and so cannot command high
telemetry rates.  This means ANDE will not be heard over the
east coast unless she wakes up on her own and she hears packets.
Then she will only beacon telemetry once a minute.

So, I am taking a risk here and authorizing unattended beacons
at a 30 second rate.  This should keep the channel busy enough
to wake ANDE up. Once she wakes, you can back off to let others

The original primary lithium cells are doing just fine.  No drop
in voltage apparent since launch.  In fact, voltage appears up
these last few days  due to higher temps.

Good luck.  My IGATE is left on and my beam is pointed WNW from

Watching packets on http://pcsat.aprs.org
And http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/ande-ops.html


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