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AO-51 schedule update

I updated the AO-51 schedule page a few nights ago at 
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/echo/ControlTeam.php . Please note that the 
graphic schedule at the top of the page is not the complete story, and users 
should always consult the text portion in addition for any items that cannot 
be displayed in the graphic schedule. This month there will be a week of 
testing by the command stations, cycling through many of the listed modes 
while collecting Whole Orbit Data. This period is indicated as all off in 
the graphic schedule. This is a periodic checkup as well as a further 
investigation into some ongoing operational issues. I intend to report on 
the results of the command stations investigation, as well as explain some 
of the power and PL issues brought up last week on the -bb as soon as the 
information is collected and analyzed. Users are welcome to operate whatever 
mode is active during these tests, but expect frequent mode changes. The V/U 
repeater on 435.300 should be available for hamfest demos on Saturday the 
12th and the ever popular mode V/S returns at the end of the month.

For the AO-51 Operations Group,
Drew KO4MA
Amsat LM 2332
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