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RE: PCSAT nearing FUll sun



You notice that Bob doesn't play with AO40!  ;)

-----Original Message-----
From: i8cvs [mailto:domenico.i8cvs@tin.it] 
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2003 3:55 PM
To: Bob Bruninga; TAPR APRS SIG; AMSAT-BB
Subject: R: [amsat-bb] PCSAT nearing FUll sun


Bob,

Why PCsat is female ( her, she, herself ) and AO40 is not ?

TNX

73" de i8CVS Domenico


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Bob Bruninga <bruninga@usna.edu>
To: TAPR APRS SIG <aprssig@lists.tapr.org>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2003 8:39 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] PCSAT nearing FUll sun


> PCsat will be back to full ops in 2 days.  Yesterday her eclipses were 
> 22 mins, today they are 18, tomorrow they will be 12 and by Wed she 
> will be in full sun.
> 
> After only 1 orbit in full sun she can charge herself out of negative 
> power budget and night time ops can resume.  Last time it lasted 47 
> days after full sun.  SO, if you dont have a local APRS digi, or are 
> out in the wilderness, remember that PCSAT overflies everywhere on 
> earth giving you 3000 mile digipeater coverage 6 times a day.
> 
> When you see packets with 00111111 on pcsat.aprs.org, then she's back!
> 
> de WB4APR,
> Naval Academy Satellite Lab
> 
> PCsat:  http://www.ew.usna.edu/pcsat
> 
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