[amsat-bb] Re: UT1FG/MM Power Supply Failure

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Sat Mar 10 08:40:10 PST 2012

After many years of repairing equipment on ships, I know how stable the
AC is (NOT) onboard.  Power supplies are the first thing to go.
I hope there are no "Sperry items" onboard Yuri.  I was a longtime
employee by them..HA!
Dee, NB2F

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of John Papay
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:32 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] UT1FG/MM Power Supply Failure

Many of us have been following UT1FG/MM as he sails from port to port,
operating on the birds and 6 meters.  When Yuri left port in Nicaragua a
few days ago, he emailed the bad news that his 12v power supply that
runs his IC706 had failed and could not be fixed.

This prompted an effort to find a way to replace that power supply and
insure continued operating as he sails up to Montreal Canada.
The solution was eventually found and thanks to the efforts of Captain
Manolis Joannou, HP1CQ, Yuri continues to operate.

An abbreviated version of the story of International good will and
extreme determination to succeed is now posted on my website.  This
hobby is more than just operating and making contacts.  For the rest of
the story, please visit this webpage:

    http://www.papays.com/sat  then click on the ut1fg/mm panama link.

John K8YSE

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