[amsat-bb] AO-51 FM UHF Downlink Power Output?

Brien McCrea brienm at att.net
Thu Jul 3 23:01:02 PDT 2008

I read a posting somewhere that said that because of eclipse AO-51's
downlink power would be progressively decreased and then increased over
time.  I am unable to find information on what the UHF FM Downlink power has
been set too since the end of May 2008.  The reason this is off interest to
me is that up until the beginning of June I was able to easily hear and work
the bird at above 40 degrees, using an M2 Eggbeater antenna,  with minimal
drop out.  Now even on the highest passes reception is very poor.  I get
good reception on all other satellite beacons so I know the station is
working properly.  Can anyone tell me what the ouput power curve was during
the June time frame.



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