[amsat-bb] Fwd: LituanicaSAT-1 Transponder Off
n8hm at arrl.net
Mon Jun 2 23:41:42 UTC 2014
The LituanicaSAT-1 FM transponder should be on over North America
later this evening.
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From: Laurynas Mačiulis <aviatorius at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: LituanicaSAT-1 Transponder Off
To: Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net>
Cc: TLM LituanicaSAT-1 <ly5n at qrz.lt>, "amsat-bb at amsat.org"
<amsat-bb at amsat.org>, Ken Swaggart <k.swaggart at charter.net>
I confirm the transponder was turned on during 2300z pass over our
ground station. It will remain on for today provided there will be no
malfunction in the satellite. CW beacon and packet telemetry where
switched off to save power.
73 de LY1LM
On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 10:06 AM, Laurynas Mačiulis <aviatorius at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello guys,
> Thanks for your reports! We figured out that due to some software error we have had a watchdog timer reset and due to that the transponder got shut down. We will try to put it on back again for today. Good news is that the battery is charging slowly again due to decreased current draw.
> On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 4:29 AM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
>> Good evening,
>> It appears that the LituanicaSAT-1 FM transponder was off over North
>> America at 0121Z. Strong signals were heard from the FM morse beacon.
>> I will listen to my recording and decode the telemetry.
>> Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
>> Washington, DC (FM18lv)
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