[amsat-bb] Re: FINAL MONTHLY OSCAR-11 REPORT
kb2m at comcast.net
Tue Apr 22 06:22:34 PDT 2008
It was a pleasure to work with you on UO-11 Clive. I still listen for her at least a couple of times a week, last time was yesterday. And, I will continue to do so in the future.
73 Jeff kb2m
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From: Clive Wallis <clivew at zetnet.co.uk>
> FINAL MONTHLY OSCAR-11 REPORT
> 21 April 2008
> RECEPTION REPORTS REQUESTED!
> In the years ahead, it is possible that you may hear OSCAR-11, by accident,
> when tuning round the frequency. If you are able to record the satellite on
> audio tape or as a WAV file (not MP3), please do so, as it is unlikely
> that it will be heard on the next pass!
> Please send reception reports to xxxxx at amsat.org (replace xxxxx by
> g3cwv) or post to amsat-bb. If you have a file, please let me know what
> you have, before sending it!
> If you need to hear what the satellite sounds like, please visit my website
> www.users.zetnet.co.uk/clivew/ The satellite transmits on 145.826 MHz. set
> receiver to NBFM.
> This is the 144th monthly report for OSCAR-11. Unless there is an
> unexpected change of status (such as occured with OSCAR-7), I'm expecting
> this to be my last report.
> This report covers the period from 17 March to 21 April 2008. During
> this period the satellite has not been heard and no reports of reception
> have been received.
> Transmissions were expected to resume on 24 March, after the beacon
> switched-off on 14 March. However, permanent eclipses started a few days
> beforehand, which probably caused the transmission period to be terminated
> prematurely. It is now unlikely that the satellite will support any
> sustained period of operation, and will only transmit for a short time,
> possibly less than a single orbit, every 21 days.
> I am indebted to all those who sent reception reports during the last 12
> years. Initially there was much interest in hearing the mode-S beacon,
> which was very weak. Recently, interest has changed to hearing when the
> two metre beacon switched on/off. Special thanks must go to Jeff KB2M who
> recorded telemetry during my holidays, and Peter ZL3TC, who has monitored
> the beacon daily, during recent months. Many thanks to everyone.
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