[amsat-bb] LO-78 FM Transponder

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Fri Jul 11 22:03:05 UTC 2014


The same message was posted on Twitter a few hours ago:


Maybe it needs to be switched on, when it is in range of
Lithuania.  Hopefully it will be on for the weekend...
and possibly next weekend. :-)



On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 2:16 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:

> A couple of hours ago, this was posted on the LituanicaSAT-1 Facebook page:
> "LituanicaSAT-1 decays in a couple of weeks. Transponder always-on and
> no more other experiments?" (https://www.facebook.com/Lituanicasat1)
> I'm not sure if that means that the transponder has already been
> turned on or will soon be turned on for the remaining life of the
> satellite, but it's worth it to check it out.
> Current decay prediction is July 24th: http://www.dk3wn.info/p/?cat=157
> Remember to use fresh keps, preferably from CelesTrak as they are updated
> daily.
> 73,
> Paul, N8HM

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