[amsat-bb] Re: HAMSAT VO-52 Status

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Tue Mar 6 05:37:43 PST 2012

Hi Many , VU2WMY

Great job from ISRO and AMSAT-India ! We hope to have again VO52
active in the next few days because it was the best satellite available with
a linear transponder to be used "only on CW and SSB"

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eugenio Piluso" <iz8jhd at yahoo.it>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 10:33 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: HAMSAT VO-52 Status

Great news!!!
Thank you Mani and Government of India/ISRO for your nice job
I hope to listen the VO-52 beacon and transponder (mainly my dear friend
i8CVS) as soon as possible...
'73 de iz8jhd . Eugenio

 Da: Mani VU2WMY <wmy at isac.gov.in>
A: Stefan Wagener <wageners at gmail.com>
Cc: Amsat - BBs <amsat-bb at amsat.org>; Nitin Muttin <vu3tyg at yahoo.co.in>
Inviato: Martedì 6 Marzo 2012 8:52
Oggetto: [amsat-bb] HAMSAT VO-52 Status

Hello All,
Looking at the discussions and the concerns expressed about VO-52,all
that I can share at this moment is 'HAMSAT VO-52' is in 'Excellent
Health' after recovery operations. Right now, it is under observation.
However, decision about switching 'ON' the transponder is pending
clearance. Decision expected in other couple of days.
The user community will be informed well in advance about the
transponder switching.


'HAMSAT VO-52' is the property owned, operated and maintained by the
Government of India/ISRO. Hence, unlike other amateur radio satellites
owned, operated and maintained by non-governmental agencies, detailed
information cannot be shared with anyone in accordance with the
prevailing governmental regulations.

Hope this bit of information would remove the doubts and concerns
about the HAMSAT VO-52 status and this is shared with you all with
the concurrence of 'HAMSAT VO-52' Operations Director, Mr. T.

with regards,

Mani, VU2WMY
Secretary & Station-In-Charge
Upagrah Amateur Radio Club VU2URC
ISRO Satellite Centre
HAL Airport Road, Bangalore-560 017.
Mobile: 91-80-98803 41456
E-mail ID: wmy at isac.gov.in
vu2wmy_mani at yahoo.com
isrohams at yahoo.com

Quoting Stefan Wagener <wageners at gmail.com>:

> Maybe yes, maybe no.
> He did it because he wanted to, NOT because we demanded it!
> Stefan, VE4NSA
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 7:43 PM, i8cvs <domenico.i8cvs at tin.it> wrote:
>> Hi Stefan VE4NSA
>> When AO40 was in trouble, did Stacey Mils W4SM control station
>> wasting his time with his daily reports on AMSAT-BB ?
>> 73" de
>> i8CVS Domenico
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Stefan Wagener" <wageners at gmail.com>
>> To: "i8cvs" <domenico.i8cvs at tin.it>
>> Cc: <pe0sat at vgnet.nl>; "Nitin Muttin" <vu3tyg at yahoo.co.in>; "Amsat - BBs"
>> <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 2:23 AM
>> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Status VO-52
>> As much as I appreciate the concerns, I rather have the team working
>> on getting the satellite up and running again.
>> I don't need weekly updates! When they have something important to say
>> they will. It's that simple. Don't waste their time.
>> Stefan, VE4NSA
>> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 5:56 PM, i8cvs <domenico.i8cvs at tin.it> wrote:
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "PE0SAT" <pe0sat at vgnet.nl>
>>> To: "Nitin Muttin" <vu3tyg at yahoo.co.in>
>>> Cc: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>>> Sent: Monday, March 05, 2012 7:45 AM
>>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Status VO-52
>>>> Hi Nithin,
>>>> Is there a way that you, ISRO or Amsat India can keep us (Ham Radio
>>>> community) informed about the status of VO-52.
>>>> The silence around VO-52 gives me a bad feeling.
>>>> Maybe it is possible to gives us an update lets say every week?
>>>> More frequent is also welcome ;-)
>>>> 73 Jan PE0SAT
>>> Hi Jan, PE0SAT
>>> I agree with you because I am interested to know if the Indian
>>> transponder has been switched or not with the Dutch transponder
>>> and what the result was.
>>> The silence around VO-52 make me concerned because after
>>> AO-51 died probably VO-52 in my opinion has been used to
>>> much in FM all over the world determining a deterioration
>>> of the batteries.
>>> We need VO-52 because OSCAR-7 is strongly FMing and the
>>> rest of satellites except FO-29 are in very bad conditions.
>>> I would like to receive an official report about the VO-52
>>> situation from ISRO through AMSAT-India very often,
>>> I agree with you every week or less.
>>> I remember that when AO40 was in truble we got a dayly
>>> report on AMSAT-BB every day from Stacey Mills,W4SM
>>> because he was the main command station of the bird and
>>> this make a great difference.
>>> I can't understand why the command station for VO-52
>>> must be ISRO using not amateur frequencies enstead of
>>> AMSAT India using the amateur bands.
>>> Best 73" de
>>> i8CVS Domenico

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