[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 Off U/S
n3tl at bellsouth.net
Mon Jun 22 07:37:18 PDT 2009
I didn't hear either pass this morning. The first one was 38 degrees to the east, the second was 18 degrees to the west.
However ... I know of at least one operator who did hear stations on both passes this morning (i.e., 11:25-ish UTC and 13:05-ish UTC) on the 435.300 downlink, and worked some on the first pass. I telephoned him when I didn't hear anything on the first pass, then used the second to troubleshoot potential problems here. When I didn't hear anything by mid-pass (and even at 18 degrees, I routinely hear any of the satellites clearly here), I switched to AO-7 and copied stations in SSB. I tried that with and without my duplexer, and copied both ways.
So, it appears as though AO-51 is working, but may not have the transmit power just now we're all used to.
73 to all,
Tim - N3TL
-------------- Original message from David - KG4ZLB <kg4zlb at googlemail.com>: --------------
> According to the website, 435.150 is currently the downlink for 1.2
> uplink on the B side (Mode L/U) - I had a great 80 degree pass last
> evening which was showing great promise as the bird approached but I
> assume that it was terminated for telemetry collection reasons!
> Luc Leblanc wrote: > On the 1300Z pass over FN36 there was no signal on 435.300mhz but the data
> channel 435.150mhz was on!
> > "-"
> > Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
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