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Re: AO-40: Going "LIVE" - Saturday!!!!



YIPPEE!!!

Just too bad I don't have my S-band downlink ready yet...

Oh well, folks....have fun!  I won't be a trailblazer this time!

73,

Jon
NA9D


on 5/3/01 3:50 PM, Peter Guelzow at peter.guelzow@arcormail.de wrote:

> Dear All,
> 
> Experimental transponder operation will start on Saturday morning May 5th at
> approximately 08:00 utc when the U-band and L1-band uplinks will be connected
> to the S2 transmitter passband in the Matrix.
> 
> If there are no problems, the transponder will be usable until MA 240.
> It will be turned on again in the same configuration around MA 135.
> Schedule changes will be announced in the telemetry beacon.
> 
> Please note that this is experimental transponder operation:
> Transponders may be shut off at any time without warning, schedule may
> change without prior notice, etc....
> 
> The window for transponder operation is about 10 days, before we
> move to try to raise perigee using the Arcjet.
> 
> Please also note that +/- 5 kHz around the Middle Beacon (MB) must
> be avoided.  If the beacon cannot be copied due to interference with
> users in the passband, the passband may be disconnected and transponder
> operation stopped.
> 
> We expect very good conditions on Saturday morning over the US, South
> America and Europe.
> 
> It is also planned to test the U-band and V-band transmitters again
> when squint is good and good visibility.  We will place announcement
> ahead of time, so that the "big guns" can listen for weak signals.
> 
> Needless to say, that we all are very excited..
> 
> 73s Peter DB2OS for the AO-40 Command Team
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Jon Ogden
NA9D (ex: KE9NA)

Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA

http://www.qsl.net/ke9na

"A life lived in fear is a life half lived."

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