[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 Mode S reports

Clare Fowler clarefowler at rogers.com
Mon Dec 14 13:55:09 PST 2009

 Hi Drew

 Worked KB2M and WB8OTH on 21:30 utc pass
 however no downlink signal until it reached about 30 degrees
 elevation then sigs picked up to about S7 max which is
 2 to 3 S units lower than before.

 Clare VE3NPC

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner at mindspring.com>
> To: "Amsat-BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>; "AO51 Modes" <ao51-modes at amsat.org>
> Sent: Monday, December 14, 2009 5:36 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-51 Mode S reports
>> AO-51 is currently in Mode V/S on 145.88/2401.200. With our attitude 
>> inverted from normal, I'm interested in any S band reports. The L/S 
>> antenna should be pointed towards the ground now in the southern 
>> hemisphere, and away in the northern. The schedule indicates we would 
>> concurrently run the 9k6 telemetry downlink on 435.150. Due to low 
>> battery voltages and being near the bottom of the output power selection 
>> range, I shut off the 435.150 transmitter this morning at about 1025 UTC.
>> Please send any reports on the Mode S signal to ko4ma at amsat.org. or 
>> ao51-modes at amsat.org.
>> Thanks, Drew KO4MA
>> AMSAT VP Operations

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