[amsat-bb] Re: Status VO-52

Stefan Wagener wageners at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 17:23:21 PST 2012

As much as I appreciate the concerns, I rather have the team working
on getting the satellite up and running again.

I don't need weekly updates! When they have something important to say
they will. It's that simple. Don't waste their time.

Stefan, VE4NSA

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 5:56 PM, i8cvs <domenico.i8cvs at tin.it> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "PE0SAT" <pe0sat at vgnet.nl>
> To: "Nitin Muttin" <vu3tyg at yahoo.co.in>
> Cc: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Monday, March 05, 2012 7:45 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Status VO-52
>> Hi Nithin,
>> Is there a way that you, ISRO or Amsat India can keep us (Ham Radio
>> community) informed about the status of VO-52.
>> The silence around VO-52 gives me a bad feeling.
>> Maybe it is possible to gives us an update lets say every week?
>> More frequent is also welcome ;-)
>> 73 Jan PE0SAT
> Hi Jan, PE0SAT
> I agree with you because I am interested to know if the Indian
> transponder has been switched or not with the Dutch transponder
> and what the result was.
> The silence around VO-52 make me concerned because after
> AO-51 died probably VO-52 in my opinion has been used to
> much in FM all over the world determining a deterioration
> of the batteries.
> We need VO-52 because OSCAR-7 is strongly FMing and the
> rest of satellites except FO-29 are in very bad conditions.
> I would like to receive an official report about the VO-52
> situation  from ISRO through AMSAT-India very often,
> I agree with you every week or less.
> I remember that when AO40 was in truble we got a dayly
> report on AMSAT-BB every day from Stacey Mills,W4SM
> because he was the main command station of the bird and
> this make a great difference.
> I can't understand why the command station for VO-52
> must be ISRO using not amateur frequencies enstead of
> AMSAT India using the amateur bands.
> Best 73" de
> i8CVS Domenico
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