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

Masahiro Arai m-arai at a.email.ne.jp
Fri Apr 20 09:57:03 PDT 2007

Orbit #52712 1640z was also no signal from FO-29.

The JARL office is closed Saturday and Sunday. I guess the JARL FO-29
command station will not act until Monday.


Masa  JN1GKZ   Tokyo Japan

>  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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