[amsat-bb] Re Tracking EO-79

David G0MRF g0mrf at aol.com
Sun Nov 13 00:02:10 UTC 2016

Hi Sean.

Yes, it will be on for daytime passes which are all South to North
It will turn on in the Southern hemisphere and then stay on until it gets to between 55 and 60 degrees North.
Because EO-79 is sun synchronous, it should repeat reliably each day.

For passes over NA it will be on as it approaches from the south and will switch off somewhere over Northern Canada

Having switched off, the satellite has around 9-10 minutes to add some charge to the battery before passing into the next eclipse


David  G0MRF

Hi all-
A very basic question. If I understand correctly, EO79 will be QRV 27 minutes after being in sunlight, for a 25-minute period.
What is the best way to determine if EO79 will be audible when it passes overhead? Should I simply aim for daytime passes? 

Sean Kutzko Amateur Radio KX9X


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