[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 reloaded and operational

Dave Taylor dave.w8aas at verizon.net
Sat Nov 6 16:16:56 PDT 2010

Basically, it's an area of increased radiation.  You can find lots of  
info on the web.  For example, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Atlantic_Anomaly 

-- Dave, W8AAS

On Nov 6, 2010, at 3:55 PM, Rodney Waln wrote:

> so just what would that anomaly be?? if known
> just courious,
> Rodney kc0zhf
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> Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2010 09:32:25 -0400
> From: "Mark L. Hammond" <marklhammond at gmail.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  AO-51 reloaded and operational
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Cc: ao51-modes at amsat.org
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> Hi All,
> Thanks to a great team effort, we have the AO-51 repeater back up  
> and operational.
> It will be several more hours before the PBBS is open for public  
> access, but we expect it will be open around 2100utc today.
> We usually get asked, "What caused the crash?"  We honestly don't  
> know.  It is unlikely to be related to the power budget; it would  
> have just turned a transmitter OFF in that case.   We often suspect  
> the South Atlantic Anomaly as the cause, and based on the time frame  
> of the crash this time, it is a plausible hypothesis.
> On behalf of the AO-51 Command Team,
> Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]
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