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Re: RS-15



I've tried it a few times, no returns.  I think that it must be designed to default to the "off" state until commanded "on".  Either that, or else the hardware has failed completely.  No-one with command-autority for Russian sats have spoken about RS-15 for a very long time.

73's
Auke
VE6PWN
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: ryan woods 
  To: Auke de Jong 
  Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 11:55 AM
  Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: RS-15


  ok qsl and tnx yea I heard it today do you know if the transpounder is still working? 



  ----- Original Message ----
  From: Auke de Jong <sparkycivic@shaw.ca>
  To: ryan woods <kd8atf@yahoo.com>
  Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 10:27:34 AM
  Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: RS-15

  Hi,
  I heard it up to yesterday.  I've been recording the reception instances 
  here: http://oscar.dcarr.org/ .
  I find that it only beeps a little below it's "beacon#1" frequency.  I put 
  my HTX-100 on "29.351MHz"USB, and use a truck-stop LIttle-Wil mag-mount 
  vertical stuck to my metal garden shed to receive it.

  Since the satellite entered continuous-sunlight a couple weeks ago, it's 
  been beeping all the time.  Sometimes the on-off periods change, I am not 
  sure why it does that.  Yesterday, it was off for many seconds, and then on 
  for only 1/2 second.  It was really hard to see that on my spectrum display 
  through the noise I get here.  usually, it's pretty easy to hear, at about 2 
  seconds on/ 2 seconds off.

  Lastly, When it's experiencing eclipses, it stops beeping immidiately after 
  going dark, so it's got no batteries at all anymore.  It's quite loud up to 
  that point, though, so I think the solar panels are still working OK.  When 
  it comes out of darkness, it usualy doesn't start transmitting unless it 
  happens to pass over Japan... can't explain that one!  Maybe it's reacting 
  to some QRM on it's command-receiver somehow.  The only way to know that 
  would be to ask whoever used to control it.

  73's
  Auke
  VE6PWN
  DO33

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: "ryan woods" <kd8atf@yahoo.com>
  To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
  Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 6:13 PM
  Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: RS-15


  > What is the last know report of people being able to hear RS-15
  >
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