[sarex] Re: What's up with AO-51?

Zachary Schrempp zach.km7i at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 21:44:53 PDT 2006

Hi Richard,

I have not noticed the AO-51 satellite to be weaker than usual, nor
have I noticed any peculiar sounds. There is the usual hash when two
stations key up on top of each other, but I have not noticed anything

73, Zach

On 9/19/06, Richard Hackney <richard.hackney at wku.edu> wrote:
> Observations from AO-51 passes on 9/19 and 9/20:
> 1. Do others sense that AO-51 V/U is currently
> weaker on downlink that it normally was when
> in the usual medium power mode (not comparing to
> the recent high-power mode)?
> 2. Are others hearing a "buzz/fuzz/hash" on the AO-51
> downlink signal?
> 3. If so, does anyone understand what's going on?
> Thanks and 73,
> Richard
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Zachary Schrempp, KM7I
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