[amsat-bb] AO-16 MIA was: Re: VO-52

KC2MHU kc2mhu at ramsat.org
Mon Jun 4 05:07:54 PDT 2007

Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
> For the true diehard satellite operator there is AO-16! The 1200 baud BPSK downlink is easily decoded with MixW soundcard software, and the uplink requires Manchester FSK at 1200 baud. This is the tough part. QSOs can be completed via digipeating through the satellite, but the BBS is non-operative. 
If only 'twere true!

Unfortunately,   PacSat too has gone silent.

I was collecting regular telemetry from her strong, reliable signal thru 
the 2330 pass on May 24 - since then, nothing.

I do, however, have a nearly complete collection of that telemetry for 
the past several years, but have not yet dived into it to look for any 
sign of developing problems.


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