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Re: FO-20 ...NON- operational !!!




FO-20 control station believes that now UVC (Under Voltage Controller)
rules FO-20. The UVC monitors battery voltage and tries to protect battery
from over dischage. Launched in Feb. 1990, FO-20 is now 10years old.
Can not expect much from its Ni-Cd :-(
This should be the cause of ON and OFF.

73, Tak
Tokyo

At 00:29 00/09/11 -0300, Norbert Sayou wrote:
>Hi,
>
>At 03:20 UTC FO20 don't work (I listen nothing). I used it  at 16:58 UTC it
>was very fine.
>
>FY1DW  Norbert
>Kourou - french guyana - GJ35qd
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Jens Spiess <jspiess@dplanet.ch>
>To: AMSAT <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2000 7:40 PM
>Subject: FO-20 ...NON- operational !!!
>
>
>> Hello...
>> Think that FO-20 is even NOT-FUNCTIONAL if  the
>> present orbit will be in the EARTH-SHADOW !!!
>> PLEASE OBSERVE ,report and confirm.....
>> I think FO-20....the next satellite we will lost in space....
>> de
>> Jens / HB9JOI
>> AMSAT-DL.#9802268
>> http://www.qsl.net/hb9joi/index.html

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