[amsat-bb] Compass sounding better

Bob DeVarney W1ICW we1u at verizon.net
Thu Aug 21 07:26:22 PDT 2008

on the 14:10 pass over the eastern US, I was able to upload the heater 
off and test beacon commands several times successfully. I also heard 
confirmation tones several other times during the pass, so others are 
also able to get into the satellite.
I commanded the test beacon several times and got confirmation, but 
never did hear the beacon come on during the pass. Perhaps because so 
many people were sending commands at the same time, it just kept 
resetting a timer.
I believe Compass is getting healthier; it certainly seems a LOT more 
responsive today than it was, say 4 days ago. I think this is 
encouraging. Hopefully someone can get a beacon out of it this pass. I 
wlll be listening up for the 15:43 pass and hope to hear a beacon then.

73 de Bob W1ICW

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