[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 Status

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Sat Jan 1 20:49:44 PST 2011

Correct. The shutdowns should only be happening during morning passes (when the eclipses), or if we have the data transmitter on for too long like this afternoon. However, when the repeater is on, it should be very strong, at about 1.5 watts on the downlink.

Users can leave the 67Hz tone on and forget about it. If not needed, it won't hurt to be there. No need to think about it after enabling it on your uplink.

73, Drew KO4MA

-----Original Message-----
>From: Clint Bradford <clintbradford at mac.com>
>Sent: Jan 1, 2011 10:19 PM
>To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>Subject: [amsat-bb]  AO-51 Status
>Confirming this "possibly OFF during eclipse periods" is NOT a situation where we can use a 67.0 tone to turn it ON for two minutes. This is a "harder-coded" off period - is that correct?
>Clint, K6LCS
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