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Fw: HAMSAT(VO52)- Dutch Transponder now 'ON'

 Message from VU2WMY

 Hi all,
          CONTRATS WILLIAMS, PE1RAH. Your long wait is over.
 As a member of the Payload On Orbit Testing & Evaluation team and on 
 behalf of Raghavendra VU3GTI(Committee member), I wish to inform with 
 great pleasure that the second payload ( Dutch transponder built by 
 William PE1RAH) was switched ON this morning at 10:34 hrs IST.
     The Command for payload switch over from the Indian to the Dutch 
 transponder was issued from ISTRAC (ISRO Tracking Ranging and Command 
 Network) Bangalore.
     Again it was VU2POP, the first station for me to work through the 
 Dutch Transponder from ISTRAC.Congrats to you POP. Of course, I managed 
 to work VU2GUR Guru and VU2RMS Ramesh also during the testing. The CW 
 message beacon was really strong.The second pass was also monitored and 
 the initial measurements and the test results indicates the normal 
     In the mean time, we look farward the feedbacks from the Hams all 
 over the World and the same can be posted on the Amsat-India web site. 
 Two of my collegues Amal VU2GDX and Durai VU2DUC were also with us in 
 the control room during this great event.    On behalf of the entire 
 HAMSAT project team in ISRO, I thank William PE1RAH (Dutch Transponder 
 designer), members &  office bearers of AMSAT-INDIA OM Suby VU2UV 
 President, Ramesh VU2RMS Vice-President, Prathap (POP) VU2POP Secretary 
 , Kumar VU2BGS and all others who contributed to this project for this 
 grand sucess. I also thank Project Director Mr. J.P.Gupta and the 
 entire ISRO team for the jop done well.
                      73 de Mani.VU2WMY
                      Secretary & Station-In-Charge
                      Upagrah Amateur Radio Club. VU2URC
                      ISRO Satellite Centre
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