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

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Mon Jun 4 06:55:57 PDT 2007

First I'd heard of it...I'm checking into getting a command op to look at it. Thanks for the report, and I may be in touch about the telemetry soon.

73, Drew

-----Original Message-----
>From: KC2MHU <kc2mhu at ramsat.org>
>Sent: Jun 4, 2007 8:07 AM
>To: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb]  AO-16 MIA was:  Re: VO-52
>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.
>Bob, KC2MHU
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