[amsat-bb] Re: AO-40 status

Luc Leblanc lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Wed Dec 2 07:46:40 PST 2009

On 1 Dec 2009 at 23:50, Jeff Yanko wrote:

> Hi John,
> I would say it's pretty much dead.  It's just the fact nobody wants to play 
> taps.  Many, including myself, would just love to have it magically 
> re-appear and work like nothing ever happened.  Unfortunately, I don't see 
> this occuring.  I can't seem to recall if there ever was an "official 
> bulletin" indicating that AO-40 is indeed dead.  If it hasn't, it should be, 
> so we can focus on current and future projects.
> 73,
> Jeff  WB3JFS
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: ""John Becker, WØJAB"" <w0jab at big-river.net>
> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 9:32 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-40 status
> > Is there any thing going on with AO-40 such as a change
> > in it's status?
> >
> > It sure was fun working it.
> >
> > John, W0JAB

Is it possible to have the next satellite battery system wired in a way to bypass the batteries bank in the event of a failure of one cell 
or multiples cells? This bypass will let the solar panel power flowing directly to the sat equipment. If such a system was feasible could 
be AO-40 will be with us today? just note i wrote "could be"

DSTAR in Europe (UK)
I see plans afoot to allocate the top end of 144 MHz in the United Kingdom for GMSK (DV) linking (DSTAR) just hope it will not mixed up 
with satellite band plan.


Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
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