[amsat-bb] Re: New Control Software

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Thu Feb 18 19:28:04 PST 2010

Angelo Glorioso wrote:
> I see! As for low usage of the BBS, well, most of the folks that used 
> GO-32
> either don't have 1.2g or have not been able to get into the AO-51 BBS 
> at all
> since the new configuration was put in place. I have been unable to 
> use AO-51 BBS with
> a 70 watts brick on 1.2g, a directives system 23 cm RHCP 12 turn helix 
> 14.5 dBic gain,
> 1/4 inch heliax coaxial cable after many days of trying. I can into 
> AO-51 using voice with
> no problem. I know the frequency is a little off and have tried 
> adjusting but no luck.
> I just wonder if the BBS was in V/U mode how many more users would 
> show up.
> Can a schedule mode be requested for the BBS for V/U???
>  Oh well, as you said, it is a low priority.
V/U BBS was discontinued because it interfered with control of the 
satellite, so no, we won't be scheduling it without the upgrade even if 
requested. We have many L/U users on several continents, but it does 
require a very good station. The equipment you describe should be 
adequate...it's similar to what I use. The deviation and frequency is 
very important to be successful. My uplink is about 3 khz high than 
listed. Since you have an excellent L/U analog uplink, I'm confident the 
devil is in the details with your digital setup.

We've had a lot of other challenges to keep AO-51 running and healthy 
this year and last. I'm sorry if you don't agree with our priorities. I 
was working on a more comprehensive explanation to the separate 
identical email you sent this morning. You'll have to excuse me if I was 
a little kurt in my answer after you pressed the question via -bb.

73, Drew KO4MA

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