[amsat-bb] Re: Baa ba little lamb.

john hackett la2qaa at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 6 08:25:46 PDT 2007


Kevin,
         Thank you for your response.

Excited? ... about what? ... the events are all perfectly logical given the circumstances. My mails were/are aimed at the potential newcomer and are a direct response to those mails I receive either flaming me for my earlier comments ...( who knows! why) ... or   questioning the validity of the data in the log.

At the moment I'm more concerned with discussing with Jan King which of the relays are of the 'latching' type which, as I'm sure you're aware, *may* play a part in the apparent on/off/on/off period of little or no illumination.

(latch and hold vis-a-vis return to original state on power off).

As I have stated several times ... this is SPECULATION on my part.

A couple of 31 year old grotty relays (of any sort) doesn't excite me. It's merely a discussion point. 

73 John.   <la2qaa at amsat.org>
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> From: wa6fwf at sbcglobal.net
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 05:53:25 -0700
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Baa ba little lamb.
> 
> Hi John,
>    I wouldn't get too excited yet, one are you sure its in full sun yet? and two anytime someone nails it hard with high power you 
> stand the chance of dropping the voltage low enough to cause a reset to the sat, so I would wait a little longer myself to see how 
> this plays out...
> 
> 73
> Kevin wa6fwf
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "John Hackett" <archie.hackett at hotmail.com>
> To: "Eu-amsat at yahoogroups.com" <eu-amsat at yahoogroups.com>
> Cc: <jking at eclipticenterprises.com>; <allan_gm1sxx at hotmail.com>; <amsat-bb at amsat.org>; <k3szh at netzero.net>
> Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 12:59 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Baa ba little lamb.
> 
> 
> >
> > So much for the (convenient) 24 hours timer theory proffered in response to my previous mails regarding the timing of AO-7.
> >
> > This is the 3rd consequtive day the 24 hour timer is *NOT* playing ball.
> >
> > 05/06 Septembert 2007.
> >
> > TIME.  ORBIT.  MODE.
> >
> > 23:46  50133    B
> > 23:51  50133    A
> > 01:35  50135    A
> > 01:36  50134    B
> > 01:44  40135    A
> >
> > I have received confirmation mails from AJ9K and K3SZH that
> > their log entries *ARE* correct.
> >
> > As you Gentlemen on that side of the pond are wont to say ...
> > "go figure!".
> >
> > Incidentally, the mode changes spell "baa ba" ... it couldn't be that AO-t thinks we're a veritable bunch (flock) of sheep?.
> >
> > Just a thought.
> >
> > 73 John.   <la2qaa at amsat.org>
> >
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