Mani VU2WMY reports that due to ‘Operational Constraints’ the commands to turn on the Dutch SSB/CW transponder on HAMSAT (VO-52) could not be sent on Tuesday and attempts at 01:44 UT and 03:20 UT Wednesday were unsuccessful.
The next attempt will be made during the 14:00 UT pass over India.
William Leijenaar PE1RAH, designer and builder of the Dutch SSB/CW linear transponder on HAMSAT (VO-52), requests reports when the transponder is activated. He says:
! ! ! Please don’t use high uplink powers !!! (We don’t want it to rise temperature very fast just after cold switch on) ! ! !
Please listen for the CW beacon at 145.860, which is a good reference.
(Audio records and reports are very welcome at ISRO and myself)
73 de PE1RAH,
The frequencies used will be:
Uplink: 435.2250 – 435.2750 MHz SSB/CW
Downlink: 145.9250 – 145.8750 MHz SSB/CW
Beacon: 145.8600 MHz CW
How to work the SSB satellites http://www.uk.amsat.org/2712
HAMSAT VO-52 Falls Silent http://www.uk.amsat.org/5217
Leijenaar Electronics http://www.leijenaarelectronics.nl/