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Re: When will AO40 transponder be up??



Sorry - meant to say the beacon is always turned on.

- Emily



At 08:57 AM 12/27/2003 -0800, you wrote:
>On Friday 26 December 2003 18:46, Emily Clarke wrote:
> > The Transponder is always turned on - it's only the passband that is shut
> > down.
> >
> > 73,
> >
> > Emily
> >
>
>Hi All,
>
>    just to be a little more clear on this...
>transponder definition...
>
>Transponder - Electronic package aboard a telecommunications satellite 
>that 1)
>receives transmissions from earth (uplink); 2) changes signal frequency; 3)
>amplifies the signal; and, 4) transmits the signal to earth (downlink).
>
>the Transmitter is on, the beacon is running,but...
>
>the TRANSPONDER for U/S or L/S is OFF...
>
>but per Staceys note... couple weeks maybe it will be back on
>
>73
>Kevin WA6FWF
>
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