[amsat-bb] FM xpndr up again? (10/13 0913Z)

Jeff A. Boyd the2belo at msd.biglobe.ne.jp
Mon Oct 12 13:24:03 UTC 2015

On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:45:14 -0400, Joe Fitzgerald <jfitzgerald at alum.wpi.edu> wrote:

> On 10/12/2015 7:49 AM, Jeff A. Boyd wrote:
> > I didn't expect it to be up, only to hear the test recording. Was this an unannounced activation, or were there just people
> > hitting it unscheduled?
> >
> The spacecraft is still in the testing phase and not considered
> operational.  If you find the transponder on, please feel free to use
> it, but it may be changed to high speed data or safe mode at any time.
> See:
> http://amsat.org/pipermail/amsat-bb/2015-October/055429.html

Okay, thanks for the clarification -- I didn't want to transmit to it without knowing for sure whether or not it's officially


J. Boyd, JR2TTS/NI3B
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