[amsat-bb] Re: Vanishing PCSAT?

Geoff Clark geoff.clark at clear.net.nz
Fri Aug 1 02:37:45 PDT 2008

Will have a listen for it over the weekend Bob while I clean up after the
mid-winter storms that hit the whole country this week. 2" of water in the
garage to deal with tomorrow....
Geoff ZL3GA 
Christchurch New Zealand RE66ho
Message: 6
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:26:31 -0400
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
Subject: [amsat-bb]  Vanishing PCSAT?
To: "'Robert Smith'" <dukenuke at pixi.com>
Cc: 'AMSAT-BB' <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
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> I've probably missed the "answer" on AMSAT
> but where is PCSAT?

Good question!  I was going to send you the standard response
saying she is napping in the dark, but just did a quick check
myself and PCSAT (W3ADO-1) has not been heard since 2 July at
11:52:39 and the last station to digipeat through it was SP9UX
on the 5th at 04:09:14 and the last USA station was W4AEJ on the
1st at 14:04:28...

But I also notice that PCSAT passes are at night over the
Northern Hemisphere where everyone lives.  Maybe we can wake up
someone down-under to see if they can listen for PCSAT (W3ADO-1)
NO-44 on 145.825 MHz...  May not decode it, but should be able
to hear it attempting to send a packet once a minute..  Only in
the sun, of course...

So Robert, thanks for bringinig this to our attention... PCSAT
was launched on 30 Sept 2001.

Bob, Wb4APR

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