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Re: GO-32 still down



GO-32 appears to go down with some regularity, however, I get the impression
that once the TechSat team know about it they do the reboot within a few
days.  GO-32 has been down for about 3 weeks now.

I checked http://www1.findu.com/cgi-bin/pcsat.cgi?absolute=1 and PCSAT and
AO-51 are the only birds capturing APRS so I assume the 2 APRS channels on
GO-32 are also down.

So, a liaison with the TechSat team would be good to have - a SPOC - single
point of contact on behalf of the BBS and APRS users.  Perhaps Bob " Mr.
APRS " as his APRS experiment on GO-32 is more relevant than the small
number and occasional BB users such as me who do all those "Hi" and "Test"
messages.

The downside of the reboot is that it cleans out the directory on the BB.
As a result the BB is not used for anything really important like the days
of KO-25 because you expect it to have a stroke every 2 or 3 months.  My
experience is that the impending failure flags itself several days in
advance with about the same symptoms each time.   First a couple of
directory entries are skipped or appear out of numerical sequence.  A few
days later you can upload a message but not retrieve directory lists.   A
few days later nothing but the carrier/no data  beacon about every 2
minutes.

The upside is that when GO-32 goes down it forces me to explore other
digital satellites.

73, Alan VE4YZ
EN19kw
AMSAT LM 2352

 

   

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org 
> [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org] On Behalf Of Bruce Semple
> Sent: December 2, 2008 7:51 PM
> To: Andrew Glasbrenner; amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: GO-32 still down
> 
> Drew --
> Do we know who are the command stations?
> A year or so back I was trying to find someone to answer a 
> question I had about the GO-32 bird -- I had hunted down the 
> following -- but I never got any confirmation that they where correct.
> 
>   Wally Carter K4OGT  Control Operator KE4ZXW
>     4X6EM / 4Z7DFC     Techsat's Ground Control Station
>      http://www.technion.ac.il/ASRI
> 
> 
> At 06:55 PM 12/2/2008, Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
> >GO-32 is still just transmitting periodic beacons that look 
> like they 
> >might be from the bootloader. Anyone have contact with the 
> command stations?
> >
> >73, Drew KO4MA
> >
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