[amsat-bb] Re: CO-55 UHF beacon stuck?

Felix Rz vk3far at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 00:44:15 PST 2013

Hi Bernard

I can confirm that CO-55 has a problem on the pass at 0829 UTC at QF22IG.
It is transmitted CW (436,836 MHz) but very low in modulation so appears
almost as 100% carrier

73's Felix VK3FAR at AMSAT.ORG

On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 2:37 PM, Bernard Van Haecke <
bernard.vanhaecke at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> This is to report that CO-55 seems to be stuck with a 100% duty cycle
> carrier
> on 436.825 MHz.  The CW beacon was not operational during the 2013-02-22
> 02:07z
> pass over Northern California, instead a constant carrier was heard during
> the entire pass,
> maximum signal S8.
> Receiving station: FT-817ND, AD6IW 25dB 0.3NF preamp, Arrow antenna,
> Arduino-controlled rotator, Orbitron tracking/doppler software
> Not sure if this is a recent issue or not on this satellite.  Is anyone
> from Tokyo Institute of Technology on this list?
> 73 de Bernard KI6TSF
> ki6tsf at amsat.org
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