COMPASS-1 Reset

Ken Eaton GW1FKY brings news that the reset attempt on COMPASS-1, late Tuesday, February 28, appeared to be successful.  Further information at http://www.dk3wn.info/p/?p=26334

At 20:27 Feb. 29 Mike DK3WN posted this update: Better news … Alan, ZL2BX could command COMPASS at 19:25 UTC – all thresholds commands were accepted.

COMPASS went into eclipse at 19:45 and into sunlight at 20:17 UTC. I sent the thresholds at 20:20 UTC and got an confirmation beep for all commands 🙂

So COMPASS is now in Emergency Mode and the beacon intervall is 8 minutes.

Fingers crossed….

Earlier Post Feb 28: COMPASS-1 needs your help

2012-02-27 23:16 UTC nothing heard JA0CAW
2012-02-27 23:38 UTC nothing heard VK5HI
2012-02-28 00:50 UTC nothing heard JA0CAW
2012-02-28 02:28 UTC nothing heard JA0CAW

2012-02-28 00:58 UTC FF032802180000210000900000 JA1GDE
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Solar Cell Voltage      5.00 V
Solar Panel 6 Cur (+Z)  18.82 mA
Solar Panel 2 Cur (+Y)  0.00 mA
Solar Panel 3 Cur (-X)  150.59 mA
Solar Panel 4 Cur (-Y)  12.55 mA
Solar Panel 5 Cur (-Z)  250.98 mA
EPS Reset Counter       0
Power Level Critical Battery Capacity Heater Active Battery Heater ON 
Power Safe Counter      0
Emergency Mode Counter  0
Battery Voltage         2.82 V
Battery Current         0.00 mA
Battery Temperature     0 °C
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That means COMPASS did a complete restart and the thresholds for heater and battery voltages should be new set.
Can anyone try to send the following DTMF sequences to COMPASS-1 (if in sunlight), please :

uplink:              145.980 MHz FM
confirmation beep on 437.275 MHz CW

** 13 # 200 #
** 14 # 200 #
** 15 # 178 #
** 16 # 170 #

If you have no possibilities to send DTMF tones with your transceiver, you can download here a very simple DTMF controller for COMPASS. Simply hold the microphone in front of your loudspeaker and press the buttons.

Download: http://www.dk3wn.info/files/compass_dtmf.zip