[eagle] Re: Eagle 10 MHz Clock

Bill Ress bill at hsmicrowave.com
Wed Apr 11 09:45:58 PDT 2007

Hi Dick and Bdale,

Good points about keeping the command receiver on 100% - no issue there. 
But I think the matter is somewhat confused (at least for me) since I 
believe the command receiver that John has designed is also the 
data/analog receiver. I don't recall that being the case is the past 
satellites. If command and data function stay combined, then that's all 
the more reason for considering John's suggestion for two U receivers.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I also understand that there will also be a 
separate L command receiver, but again not sure about that too.

Gosh - just think how handy a satellite top level block diagram might 
be, even if its a work in progress. Or is there one and I haven't bumped 
into it.

Regards...Bill - N6GHz

Dick Jansson-rr wrote:
> In my recollection there has been no option to anything with a command
> receiver at all in past satellites. This receiver was ON to be able to do
> its function regardless of other 'activities' on the satellite. In other
> words, it could not be messed with for any reason. Such a capability is
> absolutely essential for the health (and recovery) of the satellite and its
> mission.
> Dick Jansson, KD1K
> kd1k at amsat.org 
> kd1k at arrl.net 
> ---------------------------
> -----Original Message-----
> From: eagle-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:eagle-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of
> Bdale Garbee
> Sent: Wednesday, 11 April, 2007 1439
> To: Bill Ress
> Cc: K3IO at verizon.net; EAGLE
> Subject: [eagle] Re: Eagle 10 MHz Clock
> On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 14:12 -0700, Bill Ress wrote:
>> Don't think power would be impacted since the spare unit would be in a
>> power down mode.
> Please don't assume that it's ok to have the power to a command receiver
> switchable without substantial discussion and review.  All prior AMSAT
> projects that I'm aware of have had command receivers always on, even if
> they weren't always in use.  I'm pretty confident that includes both of a
> redundant pair.  Happy to be corrected by others with better knowledge of
> history if I'm mis-remembering some relevant case.
> Bdale
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