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

Edward Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Wed Oct 14 12:08:11 PDT 2009

At 07:52 AM 10/12/2009, John P. Toscano wrote:

>Indeed, it would be wonderful if the patient "woke up" from her long
>sleep like AO-7 did. There's no harm in wishing, even when the odds of
>success are so slim...
>73 de WØJT
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I have had discussion on this topic with Drew and 
I believe that periodically commands are 
transmitted in the off chance that they might be 
received.  I do not recall what band the command 
is on but I will soon have a very large L-band 
station (16-foot dish (34.5 dBi gain) and 300w at 
the feed) that could make some attempts with 
commanding.  This is an eme station, of 
course.  I hope to be QRV by December.  I also 
wonder how good the Keps are for AO-40.  My L-band beamwidth is only 2.5 deg.

73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
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