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Re: Santa Claus brought AO40 back!!!



Thanks and Merry Christmas to you Peter and the rest of the team!
  I knew you would make it!

73 de Sven LA6KJ


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Fra: Peter Guelzow <Peter.Guelzow@arcormail.de>
Til: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sendt: 26. desember 2000 00:50
Emne: [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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