[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 adjustments

n3tl@bellsouth.net n3tl at bellsouth.net
Mon Jun 22 07:40:00 PDT 2009

Thanks for the information Gould.

Will you clarify, please, that TXA is the normal U/V configuration - and also that these are the power levels we can expect for Field Day? That's what I understand from your comments.

Thank you, and thanks for all your efforts to keep AO-51 functioning as best as it can given the issues you have to address.

73 to all,

Tim - N3TL
-------------- Original message from "Gould Smith" <gouldsmi at bellsouth.net>: -------------- 

I am working with the satellite to get the Field Day configuration operational 
> long term.. I turned TXB back on during the 1300Z pass. 
> During this pass I adjusted the TX levels to TXA 240 mW and TXB 290 mW. These are lower power levels than I have ever used before, but necessary to get the satellite through the 16+ minute eclipses each orbit. The SQRX receiver uses 
> about 110 mA that must be subtracted from the total TX power used. 
> I think I am close and expect to get the correct settings over the next 24 hours. It is also necessary to change the L/U analog operation to digital over the eastern US in order to download the telemetry to see how the satellite is 
> performing over multiple orbits. 
> 73, 
> Gould, WA4SXM 
> AO-51 Command Station 
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