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LEO Satellite Status



PCSAT is still going strong.  pcsat.aprs.org shows 64+ stations used the
bird in the last 24 hours.  During last USA pass I saw 20 users and 23
messages.  PCsat is in full eclipse periods but is being kept in low power
mode through the dilligence of  the many round-the-world command stations.

Anyone with a 1200 baud FM packet station can use PCSAT as a digipeater on
145.825 MHz.  Passes over the mid northern latitudes are mid mornings.

Mobile/FM Satellite Pass Periods for the week of 03-25-2003

Sats 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 03
---- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
AO27  **********                      ***********
UO14     **********                      ***********
SO41 ************             ************
ISS                                  ***************************** *
UO22 ****                      ***********
PCsat  **************                              ****************
AO-7    ***** ** *******               ******* ** *****
Note:  Times are LOCAL SUN TIME for MID Northern Latitudes.

Morning passes mean she has just entered the sun and is low on power.  She
came up with batteries at 15.3 volts (having been in the sun only 10
minutes), but the 20 user load took her down to 14.6v (1.2 volts per
cell), but she was back up to 15.1 towards the end of the pass (and 20
mins in the sun)...

SOUTHERN Hemisphere pass times:

Sats 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 03
---- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
AO27 ********                            ***********
UO14 ***********                            ***********
SO41 *                                   ************            *****
ISS  *************************** *
UO22                              **********                       ***
PCsat          **************            **************
AO-7 * **********                            *********** **
Note:  Times are LOCAL SUN TIME for MID Southern Latitudes.

de WB4APR@amsat.org, Bob

PCsat WEB  page     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/pcsat.html
ISS-APRS FAQ:       http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/iss-faq.html
CUBESAT Designs     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/cubesat.html
APRS LIVE pages     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs.html
APRS SATELLITES     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/astars.html

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