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Hi Colin, VK5HI

I hope that your efforts in commanding AO40 will be succesfull.

Good luck !

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: Colin Hurst <cjhurst@bigpond.net.au>
To: amsat-bb <amsat-bb@amsat.org>; wa6fwf <wa6fwf@pacbell.net>
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 6:41 AM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] ao40


> Kevin,
> AO-40 commanding continues.
> Stacey W4SM and myself plug away at it whenever an opportune pass is
> available.
> The attitude and temperature predictions for AO-40 are now considered to
be
> very "rubbery" at best.
> Consequently the commanding routine has now become very time consuming,
> sending as many commands as possible throughout the orbit, in the hope
that
> one of the sequences of commands will be successful.
> In my case, sleeping, eating and retiree activities need to be factored
into
> the 24 hours available each day.
> Rest assured we are giving it a 110%.
> Colin VK5HI.
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org]On
> > Behalf Of wa6fwf
> > Sent: Monday, 3 January 2005 13:38
> > To: amsat-bb
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] ao40
> >
> >
> > Hi All,
> >     Assuming that AO40 did have a mid-bank short of its main
> > battery pack for the moment, the remaining cells have been
> > overcharging for months now and I'm curious
> > if anyone is still actively trying to command the sat? maybe the
> > batteries have floated up high enough that maybe the relay could
> > switch now? I have no idea if AO40 is
> > even turned correctly at the moment to be commanded.
> >
> > Anyone know?
> >
> > Thanks  73
> > Kevin WA6FWF
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