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Re: fade/spin on AO-40?



"Mark L. Hammond" wrote:

> Did anybody catch AO-40 about 30 mins before LOS in the USA?
> The signal was dropping down to nothing, and then increasing--about every
> 11 seconds or so.  I'm not able to get any good blocks from the loss of signal. 
> This is the first time I've heard this...wondered if anyone can confirm?
> Is it from the re-orientation and spin?

Last telemetry block received today in JN88DF: 

A  HI, THIS IS AMSAT OSCAR-40       2000-11-26  16:32:18  #007B 
+--------------------------------------------------------------+
| ALON/ALAT=260/-19 moving to 270/0. D blocks are memory data. |
+--------------------------------------------------------------+
________________________ Orbit data ____________________________
AMSAT day 08365  Time 16:32:18.84 UTC  Orbit No 00021  Phase 149
...
________________________ Sun/Earth Sensors _____________________
Sensor mode: spin
 SS1 PLL: locked  SS2 count: 7  SpinRate[rpm]   5.6
                                ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

  Have fun!  73 de Viktor OE1VKW
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