[amsat-bb] Re: FUNcube AO-73 now in full time transponder mode

Jim Heck jimlist at zoho.com
Sat Mar 22 05:48:42 PDT 2014

Hi Folks,

  Update on FUNcube AO-73 mode change. I have now switched the sat back to
'auto eclipse' mode (at 12:45 UTC), such that in sunlight the full power
beacon will be on, and when the sat is in eclipse the transponder/low power
beacon will be on.

  Initial examination of the tlm makes me think that the battery temp didn't
drop appreciably during the two orbits. The management team will discuss
this tomorrow, and decide what the next step is!

73s Jim G3WGM

> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Jim Heck
> Sent: 22 March 2014 09:36
> To: 'amsat-bb'
> Subject: [amsat-bb] FUNcube AO-73 now in full time transponder mode
> Hi Folks,
>   Just to let you know that at 09:29 UTC today I have switched AO-73's
> mode to be continuous transponder/low power beacon. The plan is to
> leave it in this mode for one or two complete orbits.
>   Anyone decoding the tlm, please keep a watch on the Battery Temp -
> its important that it stays above -5 degs.
>   Please feel free to use the transponder while we are in this mode.
> 73s Jim G3WGM
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