[amsat-bb] XW-2A, C and F Operation

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Mar 30 00:41:48 UTC 2016

The transponders on A, C, and F are active. B and D are only sending
telemetry. E is apparently lost as it hasn't been heard since late


Paul, N8HM

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 8:18 PM, J. Boyd (JR2TTS)
<the2belo at msd.biglobe.ne.jp> wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Mar 2016 20:03:04 -0400, Mike Sprenger <mikesprenger at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I worked the XW- train a few weeks back for the first time.
>> They work great.  If you haven't yet then just  Put these three Sats in
>> your tracking software !!!!  You'll be glad you did
> How embarrassing -- I... I hadn't realized the transponders were active
> yet. I thought they were only beacons.
> Well. If that's the case, there are some days I could theoretically have
> near constant xponder coverage of some kind!
> Right, I know what I'm doing this weekend.
> --
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