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Re: NO-44 cutoff



On Sun, 26 May 2002, Alan Leech wrote:

> Hi, just had a pass of NO-44 almost directly overhead.. While monitoring
> with Bob's PCSat017 software, I didnt get any frames clear enough to
> decode, but I did notice that, after the first weak frame, any further
> frames seemed to choke off 1/2 way through. I guess this is due to the
> batt' voltage being too low? But could it be the controlling stations
> killing it by trying to log in before the bird's had time, in the
> sunlight, to recharge? This has been a fairly regular occurance over the
> last few days, so, with so few op's trying to use it down this way, would
> it be more prudent if the controllers tried letting it go through ZL/VK
> space unmollested, so to speak?  Just a thought..

I agree.  It appears to me that it takes at least 10 minutes in the sun
or more before it can support a command connection.

Thanks bob

>        Alan. (ZL2VAL)
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