[amsat-bb] Re: AO-16 currently silent and resting 11:15UTC 5May2008
ka3hsw at earthlink.net
Mon May 5 11:21:50 PDT 2008
Any chance that it will be available for use for the Scout-O-Rama Special Event station (K9BSA) this Saturday, 5/10?
>From: "Mark L. Hammond" <n8mh at embarqmail.com>
>Sent: May 5, 2008 6:33 AM
>To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-16 currently silent and resting 11:15UTC 5May2008
>The weekend presented a chance to gather some telemetry on AO-16. The telemetry looks nominal. Recently, the satellite seems to go silent on a nearly daily basis. Increasing eclipse periods remain a likely explanation, but we remain open to other explanations at this point.
>To this end, I have turned AO-16 OFF for a few days to rest and ensure that its batteries will be given a chance to become fully charged. Following its several day rest period, we'll try to conduct more tests to better determine what type of operations that AO-16 is currently able to support.
>Please do not transmit to AO-16 until further notice.
>73 on behalf of the command team (and Happy Cinco de Mayo!),
>Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]
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