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Re: fade/spin on AO-40?



Yes Paul, I observed exactly the same thing ust minutes ago (an hour
before AOS).  The spin has been varying each day as magnetorquing has 
been going on.  Two days ago the period was about 21 seconds.  It was
something less today.  All observations on a linear antenna Cliff K7RR


On Sun, 26 Nov 2000, Paul Williamson wrote:

> At 03:48 PM 11/26/2000 -0500, 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 didn't time it, but I heard the same kind of fading.
> 
> >  I'm not able to get any good blocks from the loss of signal.
> 
> Sadly, I still don't have a demodulator working so I can't confirm that part.
> 
> >Is it from the re-orientation and spin?
> 
> That would make sense, I think.
> 
> 73  -Paul
> kb5mu@amsat.org
> 
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