[amsat-bb] Re: AO51 Switch Back to Voice?

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Sat Jan 1 07:32:56 PST 2011

Hi Zach,

We've had our hands full with power management considerations (and holiday schedules).  

Our plan is to go to normal FM voice mode with 435.300 down, 145.920 up--one transmitter only; 435.150 will be turned ON and OFF for collection of telemetry on a daily basis by the command team.

The hope is that the mode change will occur around 2030 today (1 Jan 2011).

We anticipate running the regular voice repeater all month as we manage through the changing eclipse periods.  AO-51 will be seeing longer eclipses and there will be times when the bird goes off for several minutes at a time--including over populated areas.  It seems like it's occurring in the early AM time frame...


Mark N8MH 

At 10:00 AM 1/1/2011 -0500, Zachary Beougher wrote:
>Happy New Year Everyone! Could anyone tell me when AO51 switches back to regular voice operation?  The current schedule (http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/echo/CTNews.php) ended on the 30th, and I didn’t see anything about when it would be back in voice. 73! Zack KD8KSN _______________________________________________ Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author. Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program! Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb 

Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH] 

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