[amsat-bb] Re: PCSAT Recovery status

Roger Kolakowski rogerkola at aol.com
Fri Dec 12 15:29:14 PST 2008

"Why not list the stations heard?"

There should be a "Wall of Shame."


----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Cc: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 9:56 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] PCSAT Recovery status

> PCSAT Recovery Status:
> Still no joy on recovery.
> Still too many unattended stations overloading the bird while we
> are trying to command it.
> I get command on the first ascending pass each day (PCSAT over
> atlantic, out of view of most USA).  But next passes are
> impossible.  Today, I plotted packet-attempts-by-PCSAT (noise
> bursts by ear) and noticed an astonishing 3 times heavier load
> over the USA compared to over the atlantic.  Of these dozens of
> packet attempts, only 2 decoded.
> But now that I can tell by ear the huge difference in attempted
> packets by PCSAT when it is over the USA, I can see why we are
> having problems.  And the sun angle gets worse every day for a
> chance at recovery.
> So don't hold your breath this operating period.  Have fun on
> ISS, its working great!  And if you have an unattended beacon
> via W3ADO-1, please turn it off.  Thanks
> Bob, Wb4APR
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