[amsat-bb] PSAT Digipeating is turned off
skristof at etczone.net
Wed Jul 22 23:33:39 UTC 2015
Heard a few packets from NO-84 in latest pass (~2315 over EM79) but nothing
strong enough to decode. Max elevation was 61 degrees and I would normally
decode at least a few packets on a pass like that.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 4:56 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] PSAT Digipeating is turned off
> PSAT digipeater has been turned off. The spacecraft has entered safe mode
> now several times due to low power. So we will keep it off until
> conditions improve. Do not use the PSK31 transponder either.
> We were so accustomed to excess power during the previous full sun period
> that we had evertyhign on… 95 miunte orbit 100% always in the sun.
> But now we are in a maximum eclipse period with only 59 minutes in the sun
> and 36 minutes in the dark. Cleary that is only 61% of the power we had
> The times of lowest power of course are just before dawn.
> Bob, WB4APR
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