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Re: Preliminary AO-40 Keps -- Post Burn #1



Hi Dave,

I thought about listening at 5 AM but realized that the MA is 98. The
AOS/LOS times near perigee are more valuable so I'll get 3 more hours of
sleep and check the LOS in the afternoon when the MA is 249.

73,

John
KD6OZH

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Guimont" <dguimon1@san.rr.com>
To: "Ken Ernandes" <n2wwd@mindspring.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, 12 December 2000 00:57 UTC
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Preliminary AO-40 Keps -- Post Burn #1


>
> >
> >AO-40
> >1 26609U 00072B   00346.67146000  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    68
> >2 26609   6.4028 239.1973 7763693 192.2448   0.1497  1.57068165   527
>
> Hi Ken,
>
> IT predicted LOS at 0107z.  In San Diego 32° N, 117° W, 60 meters alt.  I
> got LOS
> at 16:39:50z....Up until about 2 min before LOS I was getting good CRCC
> checks, and
> telemetry and IT both indicated a phase of 142.
>
> I had to keep increasing frequency to keep up with the doppler well on by
> the IT and
> telemetry indication of phase 128.  The increase was slowing, but I got no
> indication
> of a change in range by a decrease in apparent frequency...Indicated phase
128
> not at apogee??
>
> Whoever blasted it off is going to make me get up at 0400 to check AOS!!!
> And that is just great!
>
>             73, Dave wb6llo@amsat.org
>                     Disagree: I learn....
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