[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 Tx power?
gouldsmi at bellsouth.net
Tue Apr 1 16:00:08 PST 2008
I don't have any plans to automate it. Depending upon the mode(s) in use on
AO-51, I manually adjust the TX power to get through eclipse. As long as
the BB is operational these settings are available in the downlinked
If you don't have a 9600 bps modem, Douglas Quagliana, KA2UPW has an
operational, beta telemetry decoder/display that uses your sound card. This
is available on the AMSAT Digital Disk.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alex Perez" <aperez at alexperez.com>
To: "Gould Smith" <gouldsmi at bellsouth.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 7:40 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 Tx power?
> Any plans for automating the process so changes like this get auto-
> emailed to the list, so we can avoid these types of repeated inquiries?
> On Apr 1, 2008, at 1:48 PM, Gould Smith wrote:
>> Hello Jeff and BB,
>> AO-51 is running less power than last week.
>> 1) The SQRX receiver is on for L band uplink for the BB
>> 2) We are starting to enter a new eclipse cycle this week.
>> TX B (analog) as of this morning is 700 mW (was 820 mW)
>> TX A (digital) as of this morning is 550 mW (was 550 mW analog last
>> We will reduce power slowly until mid June (eclipse length maximum),
>> slowly increase it until early Sept when we will again enter a no
>> period for a number of months.
>> It is easy to get spoiled with the higher output levels, the last three
>> Gould, WA4SXM
>> AO-51 Command station
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jeff Mock" <jeff at mock.com>
>> To: <amsat-bb at AMSAT.Org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 2:51 PM
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-51 Tx power?
>>> Was the 70cm Tx power on AO-51 reduced with the latest mode change? I
>>> was getting about the same signal levels this morning as in March.
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