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Re: Santa Claus brought AO40 back!!!



Bravo!

Three cheers for the command team!

VE7RCS (waiting patiently)

Peter Guelzow wrote:
> 
> Dear All,
> 
> we just got information from New Zealand and Australia, that AO-40
> is back on Air!!
> 
> At 2000 12 25 21:45 Ian, ZL1AOX sent a RESET command through L-band
> and an initialization block to switch the S2 S-Band transmitter On.
> 
> Just after the first attempt the S2 beacon came on 2401.305 MHz,
> Signal was about S5 to 6 which was comparable to when S2 was
> heard last during testing.
> 
> At 2000 12 26 00:30 signal strength has dropped to below S1 over a period of
> 30 minutes.
> 
> The beacon was confirmed by several other stations in Australia,
> including Graham VK5AGR.
> 
> Assuming this is true, we have a long way to go, but it's sure a step in
> the right direction!!!
> 
> The next thing is trying to upload IPS...
> 
> All previous attempts in the last 2 days to turn V-band On were unsuccessful,
> so we changed the strategy to try on S-Band..
> 
> Merry Christmas and Congratulations to Ian!!
> 
> 73s Peter DB2OS
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