[amsat-bb] Re: COMPASS commands

Bruce Robertson ve9qrp at gmail.com
Sun Sep 7 18:46:18 PDT 2008

On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 9:10 PM, Bruce Robertson <ve9qrp at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 2:04 PM, Mike Rupprecht <mail at mike-rupprecht.de> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I got a lot beacons and we can see that COMPASS survives all the eclipses.
>> The battery voltage is increased to 3.67 volts.
>> Please keep on trying to listen the beacon and send the following commands:
> on the trans-Atlantic ascending pass at around 23:55UTC on Sept. 7, I
> seem to have succesfully commanded COMPASS. At least it gave a beep
> after the second command. Moreover, I heard (very chirpy!) telemetry
> from it. Once I hunted for the signal with RIT, I lost a bit of it,
> but the last elements seem to be 201800b72903 unfortunately, the
> beacon decoder will not take a partial beacon, so someone else will
> need to decode this.
> It was a great thrill to be part of the effort to sustain this
> project. Thanks to all involved for requesting our assistance and
> entrusting us with this task
> 73, Bruce

At the ascending pass around 01:40UTC Sept 8th, I received
confirmation on all four commands. Moreover, I once again got beacon
telemetry. 29000000000000201800bb2902, which reads as battery at
3.67V, heatermode: off and power level: emergency.

73, Bruce

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