[amsat-bb] AO-51 reports needed, especially from within eclipse

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Mon May 30 17:52:56 PDT 2011

AO-51's computer has been running for over 5 hours now. We have left the 
satellite in repeater mode 145.88/435.15 for the time being, at over 2 
watts. We are very surprised by this development to say the least. 
Without Whole Orbit Data we are flying a bit blind, so would really like 
to know what the satellite is doing in eclipse. I'm assuming the 
transmitter is cutting out, but who knows? Cell 3 is reporting 0.0 
volts, so it's clear it has shorted completely.

Please, everyone, everywhere, listen to 435.150 the next 24 hours and 
send your reports to me or to the -bb. Southern hemisphere observations 
are most very welcome.

73, Drew KO4MA

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