[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 Power Level

Gould Smith gouldsmi at bellsouth.net
Thu Aug 28 05:28:27 PDT 2008

Hello John,

AO-51 was changed into mode V/SU Monday night to assist our friends at GENSO 
in testing a new station setup.

You can check the current mode of AO-51 at 

We are just entering a no eclipse period and since I can't get telemetry 
while in this mode, I needed to reduce the power of TXB so that the total 
power was equal to the power being used by TXA and TXB just before the mode 

TXB is running about 380 mW, Sunday it was 600 mW.  I will be switching back 
to V/U analog and L/U digital mode to night on a US east coast pass.

Gould, WA4SXM

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Marranca, Jr" <KB2HSH at amsat.org>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2008 7:08 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-51 Power Level

> Hello all....
> Well, after a long hiatus this summer, I have been finding the time again 
> to
> work the satellites.
> However, last night's AO-51 pass had me rather dismayed....I could barely
> hear it at 45 degrees for a pass.  Has the power level for 51 been 
> reduced,
> and if so, what is she running?
> Thanks all, and see you again this Autumn.
> John KB2HSH
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