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AO-16 operational

Hello All,

At about 2043utc on 2 May 2008 I commanded AO-16 back ON.  Apparently the increasing eclipse periods require another reduction in the transmitter output power.  AO-16 is now back and operational in voice repeater mode, with a slightly reduced output.  It is reporting around 1.2 watts output, so it is still quite loud.

AO-16 is again configured for voice mode and is open for normal operations:

Uplink: 145.920 MHz FM
Downlink:  437.0260 MHz DSB (LSB and USB).

Users of AO-16 are encouraged to report any aberrant operations by either 
posting to the AMSAT-BB or by emailing the command team at n8mh AT amsat.org  
"Aberrant operations" might include the following: complete loss of signal from 
the spacecraft or significant change in the transmitter frequency.

Oh behalf of the command team,

Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]

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