[amsat-bb] Re: ECHO

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner@mindspring.com
Fri Aug 25 08:20:25 PDT 2006

Just copied last AO-51 pass.

TXa is .3 watts
TXb is .4 watts
tx current draw is 800 mA
panel output is 15.1 v, 1193.9 mA
telemetry broadcast rate is every 10 seconds

All right there in the open for every one who wants to expend a little bit 
of effort to find.

73, Drew KO4MA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "McGrane" <tmcgrane@suffolk.lib.ny.us>
To: "Amsat BB" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 9:27 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] ECHO

> greetings
> I would like to report very poor reception of echo even with an 8 element
> yagi and an 18 Db preamp. I assume the downlink power is real flea power
> for battery charging or other testing.
> After 2 years of pleading with amsat, the downlink power is still a
> mystery. It is not shown on the colaradosatellite telemetry graphs (TX B)
> or the amsat website, after repeated requests here and elsewhere I'll
> assume it is being held secret for some reason.
> There has been a tremendous lack of technical reporting on ECHO.
> I realize people are very busy but time should be taken to educate the
> amsat community.
> 73, patrick N2OEQ 32323
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