[amsat-bb] Re: Last pass Fitter Message from AO-73 regarding transponder
normanlizeth at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 10:09:18 PDT 2014
Copied same here.. Noticed that the battery temp was -2 C. Supposedly the
battery chemistry gets wonky at zero and below.
On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 11:31 AM, Rick Walter <wb3csy at gmail.com> wrote:
> I copied the following information from the controllers of AO-73
> (Funcube-1) in the Fitter messages on the last past of the satellite.
> "On 22 Mar 2014 at approx. 0930 UTC we are planning to switch to amateur
> mode (transponder with lo pwr beacon) for at least one whole orbit. The aim
> of the switch on 22 Mar is to check the effect on the satellite of
> continuous amateur mode, especially battery temp"
> Rick - WB3CSY
> Sent from Rick's gmail account
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