Commands were sent yesterday to re-enable the repeater, with no results. It's likely the batteries have deteriorated far enough the transmitter will not work. We'll keep trying for a while before any sort of announcement, but to be honest, the satellite has been on borrowed time for a while. Please keep listening to signals and telemetry for the time being.
73, Drew KO4MA AMSAT VP Operations
-----Original Message----- From: AMSAT-BB [email protected] On Behalf Of Ronald Parsons via AMSAT-BB Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:08 PM To: amsat-bb [email protected] Subject: [amsat-bb] Has AO-85 finally bit the dust?
Last heard report was almost 2 days ago. Before that, the downlink frequency was wobbling +- 5-10 kHz.
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