[amsat-bb] Re: ANDE

Joe Veldhuis jvn8fq at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 13:18:24 PST 2007

I have been able to wake it up every time I've tried with 5 watts and a horizontal beam, but the signals have indeed been very weak. Usually I can get at least one telemetry packet to decode, but indeed the sigs have been extremely faint recently. I don't think it's re-entering yet, when RAFT went down the pass predictions became very inaccurate, yet ANDE is still on schedule. Perhaps the batteries are getting low... (ANDE has no solar panels, just a bunch of D-cells)

-Joe, N8FQ

On Fri, 9 Nov 2007 20:34:46 -0000
"Chris Bloy" <chris at photofuture.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi Bob and all,
> ANDE has been even weaker than normal over the last few passes, not been
> able to copy the telemetry at all.. also haven't seen it on pcsat.findu.com,
> so does this mean re-entry is due/passed already?
> I will monitor over the next few days, but also not heard FCAL for a few
> either?
> Thanks.,
> Chris

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