[amsat-bb] Fwd: [Moon-net] Arecibo Update from the Op room..

Edward Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Fri Apr 16 11:58:06 PDT 2010

Forward from Arecibo (reported on MoonNet):

>From: Patrick Barthelow <apolloeme at live.com>
>To: <moon-net at list-serv.davidv.net>
>Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 11:34:57 -0700
>Looks like plenty of updates on Arecibo. I am writing from just 
>behind the current  op team of Jim Breakall, and Joe Taylor and 
>Angel Vazquez.  AS has been mentioned, the
>  3CX-800PA is off line  now, but we expect a serious look later 
> after today's  Arecibo window closes.  Good to see a lot of 
> technical talent and spirit among the team for repairing things and 
> getting the job done, also good to see lots of caution exercised 
> towards jumping in to find where we lost B+ from the PS to the 
> amp.  No need to rush at the expense of safety...Dr Breakall will 
> look at the 3CX800 amp after the Moon window closes  and will 
> hopefuly add about 13 db to our signal tomorrw and Sunday.
>Wonderful, very tropical forest venue here, with exotic birds coming 
>and going here at operating position, probably wondering about the 
>beeps they hear.  Sounds like 20 M CW generally here....Lots of 
>fun.   -Looking forward tomorrow to take a climb to the focus 
>platform  of the antenna.. Best, 73, Pat AA6EG Echoes of Apollo/Arecibo
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