[amsat-bb] AO-51 mode change

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Sun Nov 29 15:43:33 PST 2009

AO-51 is back to it's normal configuration, 145.920/435.300 repeater at 
510mw, and 1268.700/435.150 BBS at 540mw. The digipeater is on, and I 
apologize to our Japanese friends who are fond of using the digipeater 
that we have neglected to make sure it stays on.

The BBS is set to a slightly higher than normal power to assist with 
collection of background WOD (whole orbit data) for a few days. Later 
this week we will attempt to flip the spacecraft for the first time 
using the reversible magnet. This should result in a slightly better 
downlink in the Southern Hemisphere, and slightly poorer in the Northern 
Hemisphere. Careful, calibrated measurements pre- and post- maneuver are 
welcome to ao51-modes at amsat.org.

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73, Drew KO4MA

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