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AO-40 Update, 2003-01-01




The AO-40 schedule has been modified to activate the 24 GHz K-band 
transmitter.  From MA 126 to 128 both the S2 and K middle beacons only will 
be active.  From MA 128 to 132 both the S2 & K transmitters will be active 
on the U/L uplink passbands.  The last time the K-Tx was active, it was 
noted to have suffered a partial power loss suggesting that one of the 
output transistors may have failed.  We will monitor its function to see if 
this condition has changed.  Please report your successes/failures to the 
amsat-bb.  We are holding ALON/ALAT at nominal 0/0, but ALAT has been 
drifting slightly positive (~1 deg), which will slightly favor northern 
hemisphere users.



N  QST AMSAT AO-40   S2 DOWNLINK    @=VARIABLE    2003-01-01
   MA      002   050   110@  126   128   132   200   244   002
   ---------7-----1-----3-----2-----6-----4-----5-----0-----7
   MB       |  *  |  *  |     | S/K | S/K |  *  |  *  |     |
   RUDAK    |     |     |  *  |     |     |     |     |     |
   V-Rx     |     |     |  *  |     |     |     |     |  *  |
   U-Rx     |  *  |  *  |     |  *  |     |  *  |  *  |     |
   Passband |     | UL  |     |     | UL  | UL  |     |     |

Happy 2003 !!!

---W4SM for the AO-40 command team



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  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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