[amsat-bb] Fw: SO-67 repeater temporarily suspended

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Mon Jun 20 06:04:51 PDT 2011

I didn't see this come through the -bb yet, so you might get it twice.

73, Drew KO4MA

-----Forwarded Message-----
>From: Johann Lochner <lochner at sun.ac.za>
>Sent: Jun 19, 2011 4:36 PM
>To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
>Cc: Hans van de Groenendaal <hans at intekom.co.za>, Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner at mindspring.com>
>Subject: SO-67 repeater temporarily suspended
>Hi folks,
>Last week Thursday flash memory of a CAN controller on Sumbandila 
>was corrupted by a probable radiation event.  It does not affect 
>satellite health but prevents activation of the amateur radio 
>Similar problems occurred in October 2009 and December 2010 and were 
>The fix will take many days.  Activation of the repeater for Field 
>Day in the USA remains a priority but is unlikely at this stage.
>73 de ZR1CBC, Johann.

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