[amsat-bb] Re: Vanishing PCSAT?
bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Aug 1 06:24:55 PDT 2008
> Will have a listen for it over the weekend
> Bob while I clean up after the mid-winter
> storms that hit the whole country this week.
Actually, I was wrong. PCSAT passes are not all in the dark in
the northern hemisphere, and I should have no problem listening
here... so don't sweat it. Good luck with the
> water in the garage to deal with tomorrow....
> Geoff ZL3GA
> Christchurch New Zealand RE66ho
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> Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:26:31 -0400
> From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Vanishing PCSAT?
> To: "'Robert Smith'" <dukenuke at pixi.com>
> Cc: 'AMSAT-BB' <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
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> > I've probably missed the "answer" on AMSAT
> > but where is PCSAT?
> Good question! I was going to send you the standard response
> saying she is napping in the dark, but just did a quick check
> myself and PCSAT (W3ADO-1) has not been heard since 2 July at
> 11:52:39 and the last station to digipeat through it was SP9UX
> on the 5th at 04:09:14 and the last USA station was W4AEJ on
> 1st at 14:04:28...
> But I also notice that PCSAT passes are at night over the
> Northern Hemisphere where everyone lives. Maybe we can wake
> someone down-under to see if they can listen for PCSAT
> NO-44 on 145.825 MHz... May not decode it, but should be able
> to hear it attempting to send a packet once a minute.. Only
> the sun, of course...
> So Robert, thanks for bringinig this to our attention... PCSAT
> was launched on 30 Sept 2001.
> Bob, Wb4APR
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