[amsat-bb] I: Re: AO-51 magnet reversal tonight

Francesco Grappi f.grappi at tin.it
Wed Dec 2 23:58:44 PST 2009

Hi Drew,
I worked Ao-51 this morning, and I had a contact with EI8JB portable
during 07,33 utc orbit.
For me nothing changed, I received from Ao-51 the same strong signal
as usual.

My downlink set-up : 738xb cross yagi antenna 38 elements cross yagi sp-7000
My locator JN54IL
I received repeater transponder s.9+20 on RHCP polarization
I received telemetry s.9 on LHCP polarization
Transceiver TS 790E
(only a little bit qsb on both transponder, but normal for me)
Ao-51 range = 2650 Km. 
Max. elevation 8°

Thank you to you and all commander team for your effort,
to keep Ao-51 ever on a good shape.
Frank IW4DVZ


-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] Per conto di
Andrew Glasbrenner
Inviato: giovedì 3 dicembre 2009 0.03
A: Amsat-BB
Oggetto: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 magnet reversal tonight

The commands were executed to reverse the magnet, and there did seem to 
be a change in signal strength by the end of the pass. I'm particularly 
interested in any signal reports from the Southern Hemisphere. Does 
AO-51 sound stronger than normal?

73, Drew KO4MA
AMSAT-NA VP Operations
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