[amsat-bb] When are the linear transponders turned on?
n8hm at arrl.net
Sat Apr 1 15:44:22 UTC 2017
Except for AO-7, AO-73, EO-88, LO-87, and EO-79, all of the active linear
transponder satellites, including FO-29. are available around the clock.
SatPC32 will tell you if a satellite is eclipsed or not. Most other pass
prediction software can tell you as well.
The XW-2 satellites are all easy to work, though XW-2D has some digital
noise in the center of the transponder that seems to make it more difficult
than the others to work.
On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 10:33 AM, Mike Lemons <becalmed9 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know that AO-73 and EO-88 are on while in eclipse and AO-73 is usually on
> for the full weekend, UTC.
> I often can't hear the transponders 90 minutes after sunset, though. Is
> there some kind of delay or are they still illuminated? Is there a pass
> predictor software that tells you when they are illuminated?
> When is FO-29 on?
> What about the XW-2 series? (Nobody ever seems to talk about those
> satellites. Are they difficult to work?)
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