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Re: AO-51 transmitter shut down?



You were not hearing things. I was in the midst of changing modes when that 
happened, my apologies, and don't be alarmed. AO-51 is fine.

73, Drew KO4MA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charles Reiche" <reichec@verizon.net>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 10:14 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-51 transmitter shut down?


> On the "gut pass" (as I like to call it), right up the middle of the USA 
> at Mar 17 ~0040Z the ao-51 435.300 transmitter shut off for an estimated 
> 5-10 seconds, enough for me to stare at my computer and radio to wonder if 
> I hit a button, then it came back and I heard K7WIN and i believe N5AFV 
> verify that it indeed happened.
>
> Was it just being programed by a ground station at that time or is it 
> something we should continue to watch for?
>
> I did not have a recording of it, maybe someone else does.
>
>
> N3CRT
> Charlie
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