[amsat-bb] Re: Is AO-51 ON at 1930 utc?

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 13:03:42 PDT 2011

Thanks, Dale.  I did get confirmation from Nick KB1RVT that it came on.

I'll grab some telemetry and tweak a few settings on the next pass.
The eclipse periods keep getting longer and longer, and the sun angle
seems to be getting worse and worse...so there is less sunlight
available to charge what little capacity remains in the battery so
that the transmitters turn back ON after emerging from eclipse.  It's
a balancing act...hopefully we can keep our balance most of the time!


Mark N8MH

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 3:57 PM, Dale Hershberger <daleh at alaska.net> wrote:
> On 4/18/2011 11:31 AM, Mark L. Hammond wrote:
> Did anybody hear it during this recent pass?
> Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]
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> Mark,
> I thought I heard my down link signal.  I had a very low pass and just got
> my antennas
> and rotor back in service before the pass.  It adjusted for doppler and
> followed to LOS.
> I made several calls and did sound like my down link came thru however it
> was noisy
> due to low elevation.
> Dale/KL7XJ

Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]

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