k.alexander at rogers.com
Thu Mar 23 17:57:54 UTC 2017
I'll keep this in mind and give it a try this weekend!
On 2017-03-23 12:53 PM, David G0MRF wrote:
> Hi Ken. You are correct.
> Exits eclipse into sunlight with transponder off.
> counts 27 minutes -This is over Antarctica and the southern Ocean, so
> not many users. - Battery charging.
> Switches on transponder.
> After 25 minutes of transponder operation it switches off.
> Then it has a short period in sunlight to add a little charge to the
> Enters next eclipse.
> Since implementing this schedule it has not been modified.
> We continue to monitor the orbit / the coverage area of the satellite
> and the power budget as the seasons change.
> So far.....so good.
> David G0MRF
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Alexander <k.alexander at rogers.com>
> To: amsat-bb <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:38
> Subject: [amsat-bb] EO-79
> Just reading up on EO-79, trying to understand it. The Amsat website
> says: "The transponder will commence operation 27 minutes after the
> spacecraft enters sunlight and will stay on for a period of 25 minutes."
> I take that to mean that the transponder will stay ON for 25 minutes
> regardless of whether the satellite is in sunlight or darkness during
> that 25 minute period. Is that correct?
> I also read: "This schedule may be modified over the forthcoming weeks
> as a result of experience."
> Have there been any changes to the schedule?
> 73 and many thanks in advance!
> Ken Alexander
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