[amsat-bb] Re: FO-29 and Field Day?

Auke de Jong, VE6PWN sparkycivic at shaw.ca
Sat Jun 21 22:41:21 PDT 2008

I think that FO29 shuts off all transmitters always just before it gets to 
NA because of power problems which cause it to become silent at eclipse. 
Then it must be manually re-started by japanese groundstations during their 
available daylight passes, mostly ascending ones. That's why it is never 
heard over NA. This was discussed a few months ago on the BBS, so the 
original discussion should be available online in the various archives.

Hopw that helps


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)" <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:20 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: FO-29 and Field Day?

> Hi Art!
>> I plan to be on VO-52 for Field Day, working the Satellite station for 
>> the
>> Palomar Amateur Radio Club and using the Club Call W6NWG  Schedule was 
>> sent
>> out for FO-29 It should be on for Field Day and I will try it too.
>> See copy below:
> I compared those pass times from JE9PEL's e-mail (generally between
> 0100 and 0300 UTC on each day when it will be on), and compared it to
> FO-29 passes for Arizona.  In the next few days, FO-29 would pass by
> generally between 0600 and 1000 UTC and also between 1600 and
> 1900 UTC.  Since none of those times match up with the times in that
> other e-mail, it is fair to say that - for North America, at least - FO-29 
> is
> not available for us to use during Field Day on 28-29 June.  A shame.
> I had hoped that FO-29 would be back, as that would make the Doppler
> tuning with my two-radio setup a little bit easier.  Oh well... I will 
> give
> VO-52 a try this weekend as previously planned.  I'm really confident
> that my planned SSB/CW satellite station (two FT-817NDs) will work
> out, and it will be nice to have something in addition to FM satellites
> available for demonstrations, presentations, etc. I do.
> 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
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