[amsat-bb] Re: pc sat

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 12 19:27:53 PST 2012

Hi Bob,

Is this something where a West Coast command station would be more likely to succeed, given the satellite's West-to-East orbit.  Catch it while it's still over the ocean, before the mass of home station beacons come in to view?  That was our "unfair advantage" in making contacts with MIR / ISS astronauts...  I recall having a nice chat with John Blaha on the MIR station years ago. Caught him just as he came up over the horizon, as I was driving west down the hill on my way in to work.  

Just a thought.

Greg  KO6TH

> From: bruninga at usna.edu
> To: jkboxk at wildblue.net; amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:44:05 -0500
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: pc sat
> > are attempts still in the works for restoring pcsat ? 
> > Just came over and seen echo s from "command-1 " A couple other calls as
> well .
> Yes, I got in and got control, and that freed up power, but almost
> immediately several stations hit it with digipeats before I got the digi
> turned off.  So it crashed on the next eclipse.
> Im going to try real hard to remember to try again on Friday.
> Bob, WB4aPR
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