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Re: UO-36 over S.America?



on 4/3/00 3:49 AM, Chris Jackson at c.jackson@eim.surrey.ac.uk wrote:

> In the case of UO-36, I have chosen to let the satellite decide when it has
> enough power, rather than simply switching the downlink off for long
> periods.  The groundstation will send a request to switch on the downlink,
> and if there is power available, this will be actioned.  If during the
> operation the power level drops below preset levels, the satellite will
> reduce consumption by switching systems off.

Well, this is a brilliant move, Chris.  That was a really smart way to do
it.  It is unnecessary to have the transmitter run continuously when there
is no once accessing the bird.  So that was most definitely a smart move.

Thanks for the explanation.

73,

Jon 
KE9NA

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Jon Ogden
KE9NA

Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA

http://www.qsl.net/ke9na

"A life lived in fear is a life half lived."

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