[amsat-bb] Shut Down of VE3FFR PCSAT Beacon

CJ Chapman va3kgb at ve3kbr.com
Wed Dec 28 07:55:33 PST 2011

For All Concerned

Doug has shut down his PCSat beacon, see below
Cheers & 73
Chip, VA3KGB


From: Douglas Richards <ve3ffr at cogeco.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 10:08 PM
To: va3kgb at rac.ca
Subject: Re: Shut Down your PCSAT Beacon Please from Bob, WB4APR 


If you could pass on to others. I shut it down when I saw the message from Bob, around 1100hrs this morning.

Thank you



On 12/27/2011 7:58 PM, CJ Chapman wrote: 
from the AMSAT list -  This message is for you Doug

Message: 13
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 10:35:32 -0500
From: "Bob Bruninga" 
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Cc: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List' , amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Kingston ON, or Watertown NY?
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Anyone near Kingston Ontario or Watertown, NY that can contact VE3FFR? 

His email is not listed with QRZ and I need to ask him to shut down his
PCSAT beacon. This would reduce the load on PCSAT so that maybe I can get a
command in to get control and maybe make a recovery.

Next recovery effort will be dawn passes on Wed 28 Dec 2011.

PCSAT is almost responding. I only need to get one exchange of packets
successfully to do a recovery.

We need everyone to turn off all transmitters and reserve PCSAT power so we
can complete the command/ack sequence.

You may continue to work the ISS, but ONLY if it is in view and is
operating. Otherwise, please, no transmissions on 145.825. No unattended
beacons... Adding also to the 145.825 channel QRM is UO-11 that appears to
also have come back to life.



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