[amsat-bb] AO-51 Signal Strength Post Flip

John Papay john at papays.com
Tue Feb 9 07:47:54 PST 2010

It  has been about a month now since AO-51 was commanded back to
its normal orientation.  But many are reporting that they are having more
trouble hearing it now than they did before the first re-orientation.

It does seem to me that some stations that usually hear very well are not
hearing that well now.  This morning's pass (9Feb2010 1045z) of AO-51
seemed to bear that out.  AF6RF, KB1RVT, KE3LB, WD0X?, KJ4CBC,
K5QXJ, WB2IOL and YF6BFE were on the pass and with a few
exceptions, all were not able to hear at some point during the pass.
There are also a few noisy uplink transmissions as well.

The recording can be downloaded at:
(there are no signals in the first minute of the recording)

Is anyone else having trouble hearing AO-51 as well as they heard it before
the flip experiment?

John K8YSE

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