[amsat-bb] CAS-2T & HO68 Beacon Report
john at papays.com
Fri Nov 25 18:26:08 UTC 2016
Some are reporting hearing the beacon of
CAS-2T, however, I had not been hearing it
for the past few days. Yesterday I set it on
the Beacon Frequency and waited without tuning
around. Sure enough it was eventually heard,
but not in a continuous stream. It would send
"CE" and then go silent for a while. Then it
would send "CASS" and go silent, maybe for a minute
or two before sending "CE" again. No response on
the voice repeater frequency. In the past it had
stuttered when activated.
The HO-68 beacon was heard on frequency sending the
data but often times it would stop sending in the middle
of the data group. It would go off for some time and then
come back sending a few characters before going off again.
The beacon frequency has been absolutely stable
for years. Frequency settings have not been changed here
for years and it is always right there every time.
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