[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 back in full sun

Bob McGwier n4hy at idaccr.org
Thu Jan 4 07:45:22 PST 2007

There is something to be said for control systems that are made from 
discrete parts and do not need software to run. 


Stamping out my Neoluddite tendencies in NJ,

Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
> It looks like AO-7 is back in a period of continuous illumination, and the 
> 24 hr timer is working. Perusing the data at 
> http://www.planetemily.com/ao7/ao7log.php it looks like the daily mode 
> change between Mode A and B is occurring around 1130 to 1145Z each day. 
> Eclipses return April 3rd, 2007, and we expect the timer to be interrupted 
> near this date. This is a good time to enjoy our old friend in a predictable 
> manner, especially if you are a Mode A fan. Please keep your transponded 
> signals from FMing as a too strong signal may reset the satellite, and make 
> some contacts!
> 73, Drew KO4MA 
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Robert W. McGwier, Ph.D.
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