[amsat-bb] NO-84

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Feb 22 23:35:19 UTC 2017

The power budget of the satellite is not able to sustain both the
digipeater and the PSK31 transponder throughout all parts of the
orbit. When the battery voltage drops below a certain threshold, the
secondary mission of the satellite, the digipeater, is shut off. The
primary mission, the PSK31 transponder, remains operational.

When the eclipse percentage of the orbit drops, one of the command
stations will turn the digipeater on again.


Paul, N8HM

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 6:30 PM,  <skristof at etczone.com> wrote:
> NO-84 seems to have its ears turned off for the few days. Anyone know
> what's happening there?
> Steve AI9IN
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