[amsat-bb] COMPASS in powersafe mode

Mike Rupprecht mail at mike-rupprecht.de
Mon Sep 8 11:11:33 PDT 2008

Hi all,


COMPASS is back in powersafe mode :-). 

You should hear the beacon now every 3 minutes.


08.09.2008 17:56UTC    40000000000000102949c01401


Solar Cell Voltage     1.25 V

Solar Panel 6 Cur      0.00 mA

Solar Panel 2 Cur      0.00 mA

Solar Panel 3 Cur      0.00 mA

Solar Panel 4 Cur      0.00 mA

Solar Panel 5 Cur      0.00 mA

EPS Reset Counter      0 

Power Level            Low Battery Capacity 

Heater Active          Battery Heater OFF 

Power Safe Counter     41 

Emergency Mode Counter     73 

Battery Voltage        3.76 V

Battery Current        125.49 mA

Battery Temperature     1 °C


Now it’s very important to collect telemetry. If the voltage climb over 4
volt we can change to NORMAL mode. 



PLEASE do NOT send any commands to COMPASS until further notice



If you send any commands you overwrite the current settings and COMPASS may
fall back into emergency mode.

I will keep you informed about the next steps.


For your information here are recent reports from today. Thank you very much
for your efforts.


23:55 UTC    ..............201800B72903    heater off   3.59V  (VE9QRP)
[Aug 08, 2008]


01:40 UTC    29000000000000201800BB2902    heater off   3.67V  (VE9QRP)

02:06 UTC    29000000000000201800C129FF    heater off   3.78V  (JA6PL)

03:12 UTC    29000000000000201800BB2903    heater off   3.67V  (KD8CAO)

09:26 UTC    51100180700000202901BB1807    heater off   3.67V  (ZL2BX)

10:54 UTC    29000000000000202902C11607    heater off   3.78V  (ZL2BX)

11:16 UTC    29000000000000202902C01605    heater off   3.76V  (JA6PL,

11:45 UTC    74088224201100102902c300ff    heater off   3.82V  (M3RRX)

12:53 UTC    90002900065900202907c20004    heater off   3.80V  (JE9PEL,

13:30 UTC    53090030980500202916d200ff    heater off   4.12V  (W1ICW)   :-)

             00DP0COM/ COMPASS 1/ 012345/ COMPASS/ 1

             00DP0COM/ COMPASS 1/ 012345/ COMPASS /1

14:57 UTC    87076900003400202947c700ff    heater off   3.90V  (W1ICW)

17:56 UTC    40000000000000102949c01401    heater off   3.76V  (DK3WN)  


Any beacon reports are very appreciated.


73, Mike



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