[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat Today--low power, I would guess

Burns Fisher burns at fisher.cc
Sat Dec 31 09:58:38 PST 2011

And the latest as of moments ago:  As ARISSat was going over NH (actually
well north of NH) it appears to have switched from low power to high power.
 As it rose above the horizon, it was in low (the carrier cut off shortly
after AOS), but then when the carrier came back on, it stayed on.

Despite a fairly strong signal that sounded good, I decoded 2 Kursk frames,
but no satellite data.  This has happened before, and I don't know quite
what gives.  Someone in the general vicinity did get satellite data, since
it appeared on the telemetry web page.

I wonder if one cell is getting a little wonky, so if that is the one
facing the sun, we don't get quite enough power.  Or maybe the side that is
shaded by the handles etc.

Keep going, little friend!  It's nice to hear your voice a couple times per

Burns, W2BFJ

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