[amsat-bb] Re: Can we get them to fix AO-40 first then?

Larry n1miw at cox.net
Sun Oct 11 17:07:21 PDT 2009

   I wonder if the satellite needs to be commanded "on" before any signals are transmitted, otherwise no amount of RF will make a difference.

   It would be nice to have another AO-7! I wonder how such a thing would work with a sophisticated satellite (schedule, offpoint angle, etc.) such as AO-40 though. My fingers are crossed that it could happen at some point in my lifetime! I'd also like to see AO-10 come back too - we need more than LEO'S up there. Just 1 HEO would be nice! Any universities reading this? :-)   ...N1MIW
  -----Original Message-----
  From: Bob- W7LRD [mailto:w7lrd at comcast.net]
  Sent: Sunday, October 11, 2009 7:50 PM
  To: n1miw at cox.net
  Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
  Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Can we get them to fix AO-40 first then?

  Or maybe, just maybe we can have another AO-7  event happen to AO-40 (sobsob).  Every so often I throw a bit of RF up there, just in case.

  73 Bob W7LRD

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "Larry" <n1miw at cox.net>
  To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
  Sent: Sunday, October 11, 2009 4:29:17 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
  Subject: [amsat-bb]   Re: Can we get them to fix AO-40 first then?

     Just out of curiosity, have any of the command stations tried to open the
  solar panels to give AO-40 another chance at life? I mean, if the "event"
  caused some damage to the satellite with the solar panels retracted, what's
  to say that opening the panels  wouldn't possibly provide just enough power
  to the CPU to get some telemetry flowing (if the commands could be received,
  and the panels aren't damaged)? What else do we have to lose - she's been
  off for how many years now without any signs of coming back? If the command
  stations were to try something, might I suggest announcing a date first so
  the big stations ( if any are left) can possibly assist in listening for any
  type of signal?

     Just a thought I've had for some time now, and thought this might be an
  appropriate time / thread to finally say something. 73's ...Larry N1MIW

  Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
  Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
  Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list