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Fw: AO-16 S-Band now off




----- Original Message -----
From: Russell J. Platt, Jr. <rjplatt@vnet.net>
To: Russ Farris <russf@alltel.net>
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 04:32 PM
Subject: AO-16 S-Band now off


> AO-16's 2401.143 Mhz transmitter was shut off at 1630z today after 36
hours
> of
> operation.  Further whole orbit data is being analyzed to monitor battery
> conditioning during S band operation.  Thanks to all those who submitted
> reception reports.  It is interesting to note that with all the reception
> reports I have
> received no one has submitted any telemetry copied on S band.  I have
copied
> it
> myself for short periods while manually tuning for the doppler.  As I can
> attest
> copying 1200 baud tlm on S band at LEO is quite a challenge.
>      We are moving into the period of Earths orbit where solar
illumination
> density
> begins to decrease and AO-16s power settings will change.  I will try to
> operate
> the s band transmitter during weekends till the power budget does not
allow
> it.
>
> Russ Platt / WJ9F
> AO-16 Command Team
>

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