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Re: Access to AO40 at mid orbit (was AO40 reschedule......)



Hi Dave,

This morning the transponder went off at exactly MA 240, right
in the middle of my reply to WB6LLO in San Diego.  I think I
got to the "6", and then nothing...

Gerg  KO6TH


>From: Dave <nr1dx@arrl.net>
>To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Access to AO40 at mid orbit (was AO40 reschedule......)
>Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 19:31:44 +0000
>
>Ok everyone thanks for helping me to reconfigure my Eudora email client to 
>correctly read the columns on the schedule.
>
>Several wrote and said that the transponder is now on continuously now from 
>MA80 to MA216 with no gap, in spite of the implied one from the 
>"OFF@=Variable" appearing in the schedule. The implication is that this 
>note is an "artifact" from when RUDAK was active and had just not been 
>removed from the schedule. To further confuse me however this morning I 
>observed the following; at around MA143 I was hearing the MB a good 3-4 S 
>units above the noise. The tracking program I use (WinOrbit) said the Squit 
>was only 5 degrees yet I was unable to access the satellite even with 150 
>Watts and a 15 element yagi. I also heard no other stations on the bird. I 
>infer from this one of two things; (1) Either the transponders are in fact 
>turned off at MA143 (beginning at MA @ when ever that was)..... OR 
>(2)WinOrbit is incorrectly reporting the squint and no one (including 
>myself) can get in because the Squint is really bad and WinOrbit didn't get 
>the message.
>
>
>Still confused in NH
>
>Dave
>
>PS: please no more emails about Eudora....I must have received more than 25 
>8^).. all I really want to do is work this satellite more effectively.
>
>
>
>>N  QST AMSAT AO-40  S2 Downlink   @=variable    2002-08-25
>>         MA      020   036   080   OFF@  216   240   020
>>         ---------7-----4-----1-----3-----5-----0-----7
>>         MB       |  *  |     |  *  |     |  *  |  *  |
>>         RUDAK    |     |     |     |  *  |     |     |
>>         V-Rx     |     |     |     |  *  |     |  *  |
>>         U-Rx     |  *  |  *  |  *  |     |  *  |     |
>>         Passband |     |     |  UL |     |  UL |     |
>>
>>
>>---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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>Dave
>NR1DX
>nr1dx@arrl.net
>
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