[amsat-bb] Re: Dutch Transponder on-baord HAMSAT VO-52 'Turned On'

Greg D ko6th.greg at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 20:05:43 PDT 2012

Hi Mani,

Congratulations on the recovery of VO-52; it's great to have our friend 

I am curious if ISRO will be issuing some sort of report on what 
happened. I understand that they will have limits on what they can say, 
but if there is something the satellite community can learn from this, 
it would be good to not miss the opportunity.

Greg KO6TH

Mani VU2WMY wrote:
> Dear HAMSAT VO-52 users,
> The commands to 'Turn On' the transponder # 2 (Dutch transponder, made 
> by Williams PE1RAH) on-board HAMSAT VO-52 was successfully sent during 
> 14:00 UT 35 deg ascending Node pass over Bangalore, India.
> The sent commands were successfully received, acknowledged and 
> confirmed by the telemetry. Subsequently, the transponder # 2 is now 
> 'ON' and Williams CW message beacon was heard again after a gap of 
> approximately 6 years & 4 months.
> The beacon signal was heard loud and strong here at Bangalore.
> A detailed Initial reports addressed to:
> tprangan at istrac.org
> and a copy to
> wmy at isac.gov.in
> would be greatly appreciated.
> 73 de
> Mani, VU2WMY
> Secretary & Station-In-Charge
> Upagrah Amateur Radio Club VU2URC
> ISRO Satellite Centre
> HAL Airport Road, Bangalore-560 017.
> Phone:(O)91-80-25082054/2598/2192
> Mobile: 91-80-98803 41456
> E-mail ID: wmy at isac.gov.in
> vu2wmy_mani at yahoo.com
> isrohams at yahoo.com
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