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FO-29 --> analog



Fellow sat ops,

The 1632 pass of FO-29 found it once again in analog mode.  As has been
happening since it was last toggled into analog mode from the
digitalker, the polarity must be switched about every 40 seconds.  The
bird appears to have an 80 second rotational period, give or take a
second or two.  

One theory is that only half the turnstile is functioning.  As the
signal fades with one polarity, there is a deep null, then a switch of
polarity brings the signal back up to S8 or better.  If you have the
ability to change polarity on your uplink and downlink, the bird is
working quite well.

73, Mike

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