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

Zachary Beougher zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 1 12:07:45 PST 2011

Hi Mark,

Thank you for the reply!  I wasn't on the birds last January, so I wasn't 
quite sure what to expect with the CW Straight Key Night.



-----Original Message----- 
From: Mark L. Hammond
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2011 10:32 AM
To: Zachary Beougher ; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO51 Switch Back to Voice?

Hi Zach,

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

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 
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Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]

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