[amsat-bb] FUNcube/AO-73 Transponder Test - Sat 29 Mar 2014

Jim Heck jimlist at zoho.com
Fri Mar 28 04:01:14 PDT 2014

Hi Folks,

Results of last weekend's tests: the transponder was maintained ON for two
orbits, and we did not see any noticeable fall in battery temperature. 

We are therefore proposing to repeat the test next Saturday (29 Mar), but
leave the transponder on for a longer period. We will switch it on during
the first pass over the UK (approx 10:30 UTC) and switch it off during one
of the evening passes over UK, the first of which is at approx 20:00 UTC.

We are particularly interested to receive TLM when the satellite is coming
out of eclipse (ie when it should be at its coldest temp). So reception from
suitablely located stations would be very welcome.

If you hear the transponder on, please feel free to use it!

73s Jim G3WGM

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