[amsat-bb] Re: AO-10 and AO-16

Gary "Joe" Mayfield gary_mayfield at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 7 20:32:42 PDT 2012

Does anyone even have KEPS for AO-10?

Joe kk0sd

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark L. Hammond [mailto:marklhammond at gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2012 5:43 AM
To: Gary "Joe" Mayfield; 'AMSAT-BB'
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-10 and AO-16

Hi Joe,

Actually, I checked on AO-16 last Saturday.  I didn't even get the
transmitter to come on, let alone stay on.  It was a low pass, and I hope to
check again in the next few weeks.  If you'll remember, the problem with
keeping the satellite ON is temperature related.  If it gets lots of sun
(little eclipse), it will be warm enough to remain on.  Otherwise, it
won't...and the orbit is such that it doesn't get enough sun--and it
probably won't for another 10 years or so.    But I check periodically.

About every week or two Drew KO4MA and I try to turn AO-51 back on.  My
latest try was last Saturday.  Nothing heard.

IO-26 is still up there, and still humming; it needs to be turned on from
time to time, so I do that.  But we haven't figured out how to run it in
voice like we did with AO-16; it doesn't appear possible. 

Don't know about AO-10; I haven't listened for a while.  And I don't know if
it is expected to come on without commanding (which I cannot do).


Mark N8MH

At 10:28 PM 9/6/2012 -0500, Gary \"Joe\" Mayfield wrote:
>Has anyone checked on AO-10 or AO-16 lately?
>Joe kk0sd
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