[amsat-bb] Re: Go32
chris at photofuture.co.uk
Tue Dec 21 07:34:40 PST 2010
Unfortunately go-32 is end of mission! Mike DK3WN & I have been tracking this for a while now and it's solar panels cannot produce enough juice to keep the on board computer going hence why it enters emergency mode quite often :(
Shame as Bob did a good thing with Aprsing it!
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On 21 Dec 2010, at 15:08, "Mark L. Hammond" <marklhammond at gmail.com> wrote:
> These days GO-32 goes into a strange "emergency mode" where it
> transmits something at 9600 (hard to decode)....when in this mode, it
> makes constant noise...not just your normal 9600 baud "sssshhhhhh...."
> sounds, either. The emergency mode sounds more like noise with
> distinct "clicks" in it at regular intervals (1 sec or so?)
> When out of emergency mode, it tends to send 9600 telemetry packets
> every minute or (that's close...)
> Mark N8MH
> On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 9:13 AM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
>>> I hear a lot of noise from GO32 on it's pass
>>> on the beacon downlink of 435.325 . It is
>>> supposed to be 9600bps , but I can't copy
>>> any packet . Is the noise the packet beacon ?
>> Probably. Ill try to take a listen today. GO-32 was abandoned
>> a year? Ago due to frequent resets, but maybe they are trying to
>> revive it. For the last two years of its useful life they
>> enabled APRS style packet digipeating.
>> At 9600 baud, any of the APRS mobiles and HT radios could use it
>> for global messaging and digipeating.
>> See www.aprs.org/GO32-ops.html
>> Bob, WB4APR
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> Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]
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