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Re: No signal



All the issues got worked so we now have an excellent signal.  And the
SAREX gear is running on orbiter power.  Let the QSOs begin! 8)
	73,
	Will Marchant, KC6ROL
	AMSAT-NA SAREX Operations Manager

ronney wrote:
> 
> SAREX doesn't seem to be working.
> 
> Cdr.. Collins has attempted to make SAREX contacts on two passes that should
> have been easily heard at my location (So. California.)  In both cases she
> reported no contact to the ground controller briefly after the pass had
> finished. (I'm watching/listening via NASA select.)
> 
> In the first instance(pass at about 0431Z - 23 July,) there was apparent
> confusion about the channel setting of the equipment.  She said the
> instructions said use channel "A1" while the ground controllers said channel
> "B8" was correct.
> She also said that she wasn't sure that the radio was putting out any power.
> 
> Ok. Fine.  So I wasn't listening to the correct frequency.
> 
> In the second instance (pass at about 0605Z - 23 July) there was still no
> signal.  I've made contacts with Colombia previously and hearing the signal
> was easy, but no signal again this time.  Cdr Collins made explicit
> reference to no output power and no sound from the radio.
> 
> Did we forget to charge our batteries?
> 
> Martin,  WB6YMI
> 
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