[amsat-bb] AO-73 status report

Wouter Weggelaar wouterweg at gmail.com
Sat Dec 31 21:04:13 UTC 2016

Thank you for your report Ken!

I will be investigating during the next pass over Europe and possibly
rectifying the situation.
Fingers crossed!

Wouter PA3WEG

On Sat, Dec 31, 2016 at 9:32 PM, GW1FKY--- via AMSAT-BB
<amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:
> Just dropping a quick line to report that nothing has been heard (
> Transponder or Dashboard )  from AO-73
> during the evening passes over here in Europe.
> I just monitored the latest pass 2000 2015 hrs today Saturday 31st
> December and could hear nothing.
> I have posted to the satellite status web pages and other stations had also
>  made reports for this pass and the previous one.
> I worked AO-73 this morning and it was active but observed very deep fading
>  which I put down to the spin rate.   Looking at the graph  published the
> spin rate was now projected to be in the same ball part as  when the
> satellite was launched and activated.
> Regards
> Ken
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