[amsat-bb] Re: FO-29 was OFF !

SV1BSX sv1bsx at yahoo.gr
Fri Apr 20 07:36:35 PDT 2007

  Hi Domenico,

 unfortunately I noticed just the same. FO-29 was OFF.

 BUT, during the orbit #52709 the FO-29 was workable.
It was a small accessing window for me over Asia
between 10:55-11:00 UTC with 10 degr. max Elevation,
and I'm 100% sure the FO-29 was OK because I heard
clear my CQ-CQ on Downlink (CW).
 So, the "sign-OFF" happened between #52709-52710
orbit and this pass was over USA. 
 Maybe some friend from US can be inform us if the
FO-29 was OK over the State pass.

73, Mak SV1BSX

--- i8cvs <domenico.i8cvs at tin.it> wrote:

> Hi All,
> To day 20 april FO-29 was OFF during the ascending
> orbit 52710
> over Europe 
> No the 435.795 MHz CW beacon was heard nor the
> Voice/CW mode
> JA transponder was operating and not the usual
> translated noise was
> received and FO-29 was in sun light
> I will monitor the next available orbits 52711 and
> 52712 over
> the mediterranean and the atlantic ocean 
> Beginning from orbit 52713 FO-29 will be in range
> with the USA
> Please monitor and send reports.     
> 73" de 
> i8CVS Domenico
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