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Re: AO-40: Bogus Signal



Odds are good someone can hear him uplinking.  How about everyone give a
listen.

73,
Joe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Guelzow" <Peter.Guelzow@arcormail.de>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, December 24, 2000 4:31 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-40: Bogus Signal


> Dear All,
>
> Command stations have already started sending RESET commands to
> the spacecraft and to upload a small program to re-configure
> the TX and MATRIX for Middle Beacon on 2m.
>
> So far, no success. Command stations will continue to reset&upload using
> different command receivers. Even if we do not have immediate success,
> there are still a couple of possibilities to try.
>
> AO-10 is at close to the same spot in the sky at the moment as AO-40.
> Unfortunately some moron has figured out how to send 400 bps PSK with
> the proper downlink sync vector and is blasting away through AO-10
> at the approximate AO-40 downlink frequency.  He's transmitting AO-40
> decoded telemetry frames from another program.  Fortunately, this idiot
> is too stupid to put the telemetry blocks in the proper format and
> what appears is ASCII text in a decoded format, rather than true AO-40
> telemetry blocks......
>
> So, be warned if you see something which sounds like AO-40 on 2m, it
> may not be AO-40 ;(
>
> This all isn't funny, but let's think positive..
>
> 73s Peter
>
>
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