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Now that RUDAK is functional, there may be occasional periods, particularly 
when it is visible over Australia, that it is activated briefly outside of 
the nominal window to check on the directory status, etc.  Please bear with 
these interruptions.  If they occur, they should be of short length.

Since Saturday, AO-40 has been experiencing very intense RADAR interference 
that makes commanding difficult on U-band and extremely difficult on 
L-band.  We experienced this once before back in Sept-Oct 2001.  At that 
time, it only lasted about a week.  If commanding is not possible because 
of interference on U/L bands, it may be necessary to switch on the V-band 
receiver. This will turn off the U-band receiver and uplink during this 
time.  Again, please bear with us if this becomes necessary, it should be 
of short duration.

--W4SM for the AO-40 Command Team

  Stacey E. Mills, W4SM    WWW:    http://www.cstone.net/~w4sm/ham1.html
   Charlottesville, VA     PGP key: http://www.cstone.net/~w4sm/key

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