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Re: Santa Claus brought AO40 back!!!




Congratulations to the command team and Merry Christmas to all.

73's

Randy,   WA0D



----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Guelzow" <Peter.Guelzow@arcormail.de>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, December 25, 2000 6:50 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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