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Re: AO27 not heard on 1545utc pass over EU!



The portion of the schedule which you quoted simply indicates that, at the 
particular time you connected to the website (Sat Mar 26 16:39:43 UTC),
the on-board scheduler was at 00:54:17 into its schedule, which, as the 
table below indicates, is "OFF" mode.  The next scheduled event, at
17:26:15 UTC, switched the satellite to "Digital Med" mode, and then 20 
seconds later, the satellite entered "Analogue Med" mode.  One must compare
the satellite's scheduler with passes over one's location to determine 
whether the bird is going to be active at that time or not...

That being said, however, I also heard nothing from the bird when it passed 
over here (Chicago) this afternoon, and was supposed to be
in Analog mode...

George, KA3HSW


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <cybo@planetcybo.com>
To: <rob_g8ate@hotmail.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 11:51 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO27 not heard on 1545utc pass over EU!


>> Hi All
>>
>> I did not hear AO27 on the 1545utc pass over Europe has anybody heard it
>> over the last week or so? The AO27 web page indicates it as operational
>> or have I missed some news on the BB?
>>
>> Regards Robert G8ATE
>> ----
>
> Hi Robert,
>
> Yes, AO-27 has been off for the last while or so. This is from the AO-27
> page:
>
> Current Time UTC => Sat Mar 26 16:39:43 2005
> Schedule Time    => 00:54:17
> Current State    => 7
>         Mode    => OFF
>       Remaining => 00:46:32
>
> Next Event   UTC => Sat Mar 26 17:26:15 2005
>        State    => 0
>         Mode    => Digital Med
>
> TOPR Epoch      (UTC) = Wed Jan  5 21:50:50 2005
> TOPR Epoch    (ctime) = 1104961850
> Schedule Period (sec) = 6049.204
>
> State  Start Time  End Time  Duration(sec)  Mode
> --------------------------------------------------------
>  0     00:00:00   00:00:20       20        Digital Med
>  1     00:00:20   00:06:20      360        Analogue Med
>  2     00:06:20   00:07:20       60        Digital Med
>  3     00:07:20   00:31:29     1449        OFF
>  4     00:31:29   00:32:29       60        Digital Med
>  5     00:32:29   00:32:49       20        OFF
>  6     00:32:49   00:33:09       20        OFF
>  7     00:33:09   01:40:49     4060        OFF
>
> Not too sure what they're up to though. Hope that helps...
>
> Stuart VE3SWF
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