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Re: P3e Mode-UV flight model ready at AMSAT-DL

Hello William, congratulations for your work in P3E, I sure many others 
"ham-sats" and we in AMSAT-YV hope this satellite will work to enjoy 
it.....good work and make sure this is for a good purpose, P3E the only 
early hope in high orbit ham-radio satellite that I see now....and we need 

73, Gabriel Medinas YV5KXE
AMSAT-YV Secretary

> > Hi AMSATs,
> >
> > I always like to inform the AMSATs public about my P3e work, but
> > unfortunatly due to
> > some reasons there was not much time and nothing much to say...
> >
> > However, now I am happy to announce that the my MODE-UV transponder
> > design for P3e is ready at the P3e integration place in Marburg
> > (Germany). About 4 weeks ago I was in Marburg before, where the
> > transponder has been checked. Unfortunatly some unsure things were
> > found in the design. The unsure things were about long term stability
> > after many years in space.
> >
> > At home in The Netherlands, I changed the design with some minor
> > changes to have a secure long term stability. Finally I tested the
> > transponder again and it performed well within the specifications.
> > Again something learned for future transponder designs :o)
> >
> > Last Wednesday I drove to AMSAT-DL P3e integrations place in Marburg
> > again, and have my transponder again checked. In the beginning it
> > seemed that the 70cm receiver lost 10dB in sensetivity. After some
> > more measurements we find out that it was due to a bad attenuator we
> > used for protection at the input.
> >
> > Together with Karl Meinzer we looked for any problems, but so far we
> > could see (without HELAPS) all was okay. In the afternoon I went back
> > home again, this time without the MODE-UV.
> >
> > Now the MODE-UV will get a new home, the home of P3e... :o)
> > I hope the transponder will work like its elder sister in AO-10, and
> > you all will enjoy it for many years...
> >
> > It was lots of work to get it this far, but I know it is for a good
> > purpose...
> >
> > 73
> > William Leijenaar (PE1RAH)
> >
> > * Developer of the Dutch transponder on the Indian HAMSAT
> > * Developer of the AMSAT-DL P3e Mode-UV transponder......
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