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Re: AO-16 ON in voice mode 10May08 1020utc

Many thanks to Mark for making AO-16 available during the K9BSA Scout-O-Rama 
demonstration yesterday, and MANY, MANY thanks for "advertising" that our 
station was there on the 1950Z pass...  we worked quite a number of 
stations, thanks in large part to Mark's announcement on the bird.  AO-7 and 
VO-52 also provided many contacts earlier in the day.

OTOH, I was embarassed for the Scouts to witness the behavior on AO-27.... 
you know the kind I'm talking about.

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark L. Hammond" <n8mh@embarqmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2008 6:29 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-16 ON in voice mode 10May08 1020utc

> Hello All,
> This morning I turned AO-16 ON in voice mode around 1020utc.  The output 
> power is reduced a bit and is reported as 700 mW by the telemetry.
> It is possible that it will cease transmitting; any reports that help 
> narrow down an approximate time for such an event will be helpful.  Also, 
> reports of its continued operation will also be appreciated.
> If you hear AO-16 in voice mode, free to use it.  If you hear it 
> "hummmming" in digital mode, please do not transmit to the satellite.
> AO-16 Uplink:   145.920 MHz FM
> AO-16 Downlink: 437.0260 MHz DSB (LSB and USB)
> On behalf of the command team,
> Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]

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