[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 Status and Mode

Patrick Farcon pfarcon at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 31 14:55:59 PDT 2010

Thanks all for the responses. I forgot about http://oscar.dcarr.org. Looking
there would have made it pretty obvious that something was up. I get my
amsat digest once daily and only saw Drew's post this afternoon officially.

Hope to catch you all on the satellites soon and hope to get my own cards
out there in the mail.

Pat N2VYT fn20un

On 7/31/10 4:09 PM, "Bruce Robertson" <ve9qrp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, Pat --
> A great way to answer these questions more quickly is to use the
> resource at http://oscar.dcarr.org There you will find real-time
> reporting of the availability and mode of various satellites,
> including AO-51. It includes info from around the world, so you can
> often get an update 15 minutes before your pass begins. If we all
> occasionally indicate our observations, especially when states change,
> we can keep each other instantly up to date.
> 73, Bruce
> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 9:13 AM, Patrick Farcon <pfarcon at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Hello all!
>> I have not been able to work many passes lately due to schedule at work but
>> the last two early morning passes that were very good I have not been able
>> to pick up the satellite at all. Is the satellite not in V/U mode? I was
>> just wondering if others are seeing the same thing.
>> Thanks to all the ground operations team members that keep the satellite in
>> check and to all that I have met on the satellites! It has been a great new
>> facet to the hobby for me!
>> Pat
>> N2VYT
>> FN20un
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