Thanks all for the responses. I forgot about http://oscar.dcarr.org. Looking there would have made it pretty obvious that something was up. I get my amsat digest once daily and only saw Drew's post this afternoon officially.
Hope to catch you all on the satellites soon and hope to get my own cards out there in the mail.
73, Pat N2VYT fn20un
On 7/31/10 4:09 PM, "Bruce Robertson" [email protected] wrote:
Hi, Pat --
A great way to answer these questions more quickly is to use the resource at http://oscar.dcarr.org There you will find real-time reporting of the availability and mode of various satellites, including AO-51. It includes info from around the world, so you can often get an update 15 minutes before your pass begins. If we all occasionally indicate our observations, especially when states change, we can keep each other instantly up to date.
73, Bruce VE9QRP
On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 9:13 AM, Patrick Farcon [email protected] wrote:
I have not been able to work many passes lately due to schedule at work but the last two early morning passes that were very good I have not been able to pick up the satellite at all. Is the satellite not in V/U mode? I was just wondering if others are seeing the same thing.
Thanks to all the ground operations team members that keep the satellite in check and to all that I have met on the satellites! It has been a great new facet to the hobby for me!
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