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Re: No signal



Will.
    That's great!  When I turned in for the night I thought they were
getting ready to shelve it for today.

    Do you know the source of the original difficulty?

    Martin, WB6YMI
-----Original Message-----
From: Will Marchant <kc6rol@amsat.org>
To: ronney <pronney@sprynet.com>
Cc: sarex@amsat.org <sarex@amsat.org>
Date: Saturday, July 24, 1999 7:53
Subject: Re: [sarex] 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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>--
>Will Marchant, KC6ROL
>CHIPS Lead Software Engineer:
>marchant@ssl.berkeley.edu http://chips.ssl.berkeley.edu/
>AMSAT-NA SAREX Operations Manager:
>kc6rol@amsat.org http://www.citizen.infi.net/~wmarchan/

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