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Cease PCsat OPS for today please



Please cease PCSAT transmissions today.

PCsat reset overnight over Europe and we are trying to get it back into
low-power conservation mode.  We will try hard for a day or so, and so it
will be nice if everyone goes QRT to give us a chance to get back into
positive power budget.

Thanks.

Here is the chronology:

> 01 Jan 2003:
>  at 1917z still OK as     PCSAT-1 #344  00111111 Over EUR in Dark
>  at 1945z had reset to    W3ADO-1 #002  11111111 First light after Europe
>  at 2124z had reset to    W3ADO-1 #001  11111111 First Light after Europe
>  at 2145z VK2XGJ restored PCSAT-1 #021  00111111
>  at 2220z it was still    PCSAT-1 #056  11111111
>  AT 2304Z IT RESET  to    W3ADO-1 #001  11111111 First light after Europe
> 02 Jan 2003:
>  at 0012z it made it to   W3ADO-1 #068  11111111
>  at 0048z it RESET  to    W3ADO-1 #001  11111111 First light after Europe
>  at 0154z it made it to   W3ADO-1 #066  11111111 volts were 150/151
>  at 0632Z VK2XGJ restored PCSAT-1 #044  00111111.... did a full
>  at 0815Z VK2XGJ restored PCSAT-1 #016  00111111...  did a full
*  at 1230z W4EPI Atlanta reports sigs too weak to connect in dark
*  at 1410z N6CO in Calif reports sigs too weak to connect in dark
>
> So, it looks like we ran from 1900 to about 2145 on full power and that
> was enough to get us down below a positive power balance...
>
> We can try over the next 2 days or so to recover, but if we dont get it by
> then, I assume we have lost dark ops again until mid FEB full sun
> period.

de WB4APR@amsat.org, Bob

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