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Re: AO-27



 A few weeks ago I talked in person, to Chuck N1UC, one of the AO27 control
ops. He was very optimastic that the batteries will be in good enough shape
to turn amateur activities back on AO27. This could happen soon. He would
offer no hard numbers. Bruce what have you been smoking???

73 Jeff kb2m

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>
To: <mike@hatzakis.net>; <kk5do@arrl.net>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2003 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-27


> Uhhhh....no Bruce.
>
> AO-21 was attached to a larger russian satellite. AO-27 is a different
bird.
>
> AO-27 had some battery problems, and it's orbit drifted into full sun
early
> this year. The controllers have offered no updates on their website (
> www.ao27.org ) since April 5, and no one has heard it in quite a while.
>
> 73, Drew KO4MA
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <mike@hatzakis.net>
> To: <kk5do@arrl.net>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2003 2:06 PM
> Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] AO-27
>
>
> > Thanks...!
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bruce Paige [mailto:kk5do@arrl.net]
> > Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2003 10:42 AM
> > To: mike@hatzakis.net
> > Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-27
> >
> >
> > AO-27 was a military satellite. When the Russian military turned off
their
> > military side of the satellite, AO-27 went silent at the same time. It
has
> > been
> > dead for some 2-3 years.
> > 73...bruce
> >
> > Date sent:      Sun, 16 Nov 2003 10:09:33 -0800
> > From:           mike@hatzakis.net
> > Subject:        [amsat-bb] AO-27
> > To:             amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> >
> > > Been trying to work AO-27.  Just worked AO-7 and FO-29, but this one
> > eludes me.
> > > Is it just me, or is this satellite not operational?
> > >
> > > Michael  K3MH
> > >
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> >
> >
> > Bruce Paige, KK5DO
> >
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