[amsat-bb] Re: AO-16 operational?

w4upd updwrb at bristor-assoc.com
Mon Dec 29 14:29:57 PST 2008

Thanks Drew. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't me. I've having trouble 
using my omni's that are not meant for satellites especially on SO-50 
not hearing well. This confirms what I thought. Keep up the good work. 
Obviously, I "really" need to get the arrays back up that have been down 
since the "storms" of 2004.

Reid, W4UPD

Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
> AO-16 is resetting almost every orbit now. The command team members 
> have been trying to restart the satellite as often as possible, but 
> jobs and families sometimes keep that from happening. This is 
> especially difficult with AO-16 given the times the satellite is 
> overhead in the early AM and during work hours.
> If the satellite continues to last an orbit or so between shutdowns, 
> unlike this summer where it only lasted minutes, we may implement some 
> options to automatically restart it. I think this might be possible 
> based on eclipse lengths, as the reset problem is temperature 
> dependent. Until then it is on an as available basis.
> 73, Drew KO4MA
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "w4upd" <updwrb at bristor-assoc.com>
> To: "Amsat-Bb at Amsat. Org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 4:25 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-16 operational?
>> Have just tried to work AO-16 on my 2109Z pass and heard nothing. I
>> tried a few days ago with the same results. Is AO-16 now in operational
>> or is it that someone has not been able to switch it on or reload the 
>> MBL?
>> Regards,
>>    Reid, W4UPD
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