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[aprssig] Fwd: PCsat Getting Weaker

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Feb 4 21:43:46 UTC 2005


PCsat is still working, but suffered a reset at about 0912z
just rising over Europe in the morning.  But PCsat was
still over the dark Atlantic and getting minimal solar
power.  Apparently the user load tripped her into a reset
condition.  Fortunately she does not enter full eclipse
until Tomorrow and we were able to restore her within
3 hours.

After Saturday, a RESET will probably mean a loss of
command function,  users should NOT attempt any
packets through PCsat until well after sunrise or after
PCsat is to your east.  The satellite must be in sun or
only a few pakcets will kill it again...

So best to just operate in the aftrernoon passes.

Thanks
de WB4APR, Bob





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