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Re: Santa Claus brought AO40 back!!!



Congrat's Peter!

I'm sure we'd all love to read the full story of how the satellite was lost
and found at the appropriate time.  We'll learn a lot more from this than if
everything ran smoothly!

73 and keep up the great work!

Frank
wb2bxo@amsat.org

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Guelzow <Peter.Guelzow@arcormail.de>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, December 25, 2000 7:50 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Santa Claus brought AO40 back!!!


> 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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