[amsat-bb] LO-78 (LituanicaSAT-1) Field Day Availability

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Sat Jun 28 00:56:47 UTC 2014

Just saw that they posted earlier that they expect to turn it on
Sunday. If they are able to do so in time, there are some passes over
North America early Sunday morning.

Regardless of whether or not it's available for Field Day,
satflare.com lists it's predicted decay as July 3rd
(http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=39571#TOP), so it's rapidly
approaching it's last hurrah.


Paul, N8HM

On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 8:45 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> Earlier today, I asked on the LituanicaSAT-1 Facebook group whether or
> not the satellite's FM transponder could be turned on this weekend for
> the US/Canada Field Day and this was the reply:
> "Paul, we'll the situation tomorrow our time and let you know. Need to
> check telemetry after this night. Because we had some issues with our
> ground station which are solved now."
> Hopefully the battery level allows them to turn it on to give us an
> extra satellite on Field Day.
> 73,
> Paul, N8HM

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