Unfortunately we have a report that the transmitters are off.
During the 7:30 EDT pass tonight I will try to turn the transmitters back on. If I can't we will have to reload the software which will take a day two.
With the no eclipse period for the next 8 months we should be running Mode S more often. So, you shouldn't have to wait too long to test your converter.
73, Gould, WA4SXM ----- Original Message ----- From: Michael Heim To: Gould Smith Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2008 5:32 PM Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 Power Level
So if I understand this correctly, the S-band downlink is a mirror of the UHF downlink? I've been wanting to test an S-band converter to see if I can hear the bird. Tonight will be a good nite then to test it. Got it working just before the final S-band pass last month, but it wasnt a good pass for me, and I didnt hear it.
Michael Heim Chief Engineer, Forever Broadcasting New Castle PA WKST WJST WWGY 814-671-0666 Chapter Chair, SBE-122 ARS KD0AR
----- Original Message ---- From: Gould Smith [email protected] To: "John Marranca, Jr" [email protected]; [email protected] Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2008 8:28:27 AM Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 Power Level
AO-51 was changed into mode V/SU Monday night to assist our friends at GENSO in testing a new station setup.
You can check the current mode of AO-51 at http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/echo/CTNews.php
We are just entering a no eclipse period and since I can't get telemetry while in this mode, I needed to reduce the power of TXB so that the total power was equal to the power being used by TXA and TXB just before the mode change.
TXB is running about 380 mW, Sunday it was 600 mW. I will be switching back to V/U analog and L/U digital mode to night on a US east coast pass.
73, Gould, WA4SXM
Well, after a long hiatus this summer, I have been finding the time again to work the satellites.
However, last night's AO-51 pass had me rather dismayed....I could barely hear it at 45 degrees for a pass. Has the power level for 51 been reduced, and if so, what is she running?
Thanks all, and see you again this Autumn.
John Marranca, Jr PBX Technician/Shop Steward CWA Local 1122 BN Systems, Inc Orchard Park, NY (716)972-2006 _______________________________________________ Sent via [email protected]. Opinions expressed are those of the author. Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program! Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
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