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Re: AO40 modes

Estes Wayne-W10191 wrote:
> Jeff Kelly wrote:
>> "it looks" like AO-40 may be primarily a 1.2 up and 2.4 down bird
> Why do so many people say this????
> The AO40 controller team reported that the AO40 U-band receiver works with
> the gain antenna.  It's the U-band TRANSMITTER that is probably dead.

In fact, from what I understand there's only the merest indication that U-TX is
totally dead too--we do know it has never worked on the omni but it's only been
very briefly tested on the high-gain at a fairly yukky squint angle--I gathered
that the fact that the temp was rising on the transmitter and the G-force from
the high spin rate was keeping the heat pipes from working was the reason they
chose not to pursue the testing further at that time. 

We still don't know more than we know...

  73 de Maggie K3XS

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