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Re: AO40 late AOS



Last night I tuned in to what was supposed to be AO-40 at MA 20,
and found the telemetry said it was at MA 17 (I think those were
the numbers).  Last frame copied (bad CRC) indicated MA 26,
but things were pretty bumpy by then; lots of QSB.

73s,

Greg  KO6TH


>From: "Lee" <lee-fl@cfl.rr.com>
>To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] AO40 late AOS
>Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 02:18:28 -0400
>
>I guess we're seeing the effects of the arc-jet thrusting.
>
>Several stations were waiting for AO40 AOS around 28/0400z based on the
>norad 98 & 100 keps.  We finally had AOS nearly an hour late with the
>elevation here (EL98) running about 40 degrees below what was predicted.  I
>finally had to quit for the night at 0610z with 222/280 blocks.
>
>Lee-KU4OS
>
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