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Re: PCSAT Recovery status



"Why not list the stations heard?"

There should be a "Wall of Shame."

Roger
WA1KAT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Cc: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig@tapr.org>
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 9:56 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] PCSAT Recovery status


> PCSAT Recovery Status:
>
> Still no joy on recovery.
> Still too many unattended stations overloading the bird while we
> are trying to command it.
>
> I get command on the first ascending pass each day (PCSAT over
> atlantic, out of view of most USA).  But next passes are
> impossible.  Today, I plotted packet-attempts-by-PCSAT (noise
> bursts by ear) and noticed an astonishing 3 times heavier load
> over the USA compared to over the atlantic.  Of these dozens of
> packet attempts, only 2 decoded.
>
> But now that I can tell by ear the huge difference in attempted
> packets by PCSAT when it is over the USA, I can see why we are
> having problems.  And the sun angle gets worse every day for a
> chance at recovery.
>
> So don't hold your breath this operating period.  Have fun on
> ISS, its working great!  And if you have an unattended beacon
> via W3ADO-1, please turn it off.  Thanks
>
> Bob, Wb4APR
>
>
>
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