FO-29 Telemetry Report

● (No.1104) FO-29 Telemetry Report (2022年2月5日)


FO-29 Telemetry Report #1
From: K9CIS, Frank Wiesenmeyer
To: JE9PEL, Mineo Wakita
Date: 3 Feb 2022

We are very happy to be hearing and using FO-29 again. We are using FT4 mode and copying telemetry.
The battery started out with very high voltage 21 volts and almost no charging current -19 mA,
but it is getting better. The battery was essentially open when we first started monitoring it.
We are hoping that the battery may recover some charge capacity with constant charging from full
orbit illumination. As you can see, all other telemetry channels look good and completely normal.

Telemetry data from yesterday and today are attached.
Hope you and your family are staying in good health and safe during this COVID? virus pandemic.
FO-29 is by far my most favorite satellite. I have been using RS-44 in its place and despite
a partial antenna aperture blockage, it works quite well despite some QSB.

Please give the FO-29 engineering team my thanks for allowing us to use FO-29 again.
If I can be of further assistance, advise me of your request.

73 from Illinois,
K9CIS, Frank Wiesenmeyer

FO-29 Telemetry Report #2
From: Frank Wiesenmeyer
To: Mineo Wakita
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2022 17:16:32 +0000

Hi Mineo:

Here is another FO-29 telemetry report from last night with 21 frames.
Thedata all looks good and continues to improve with time.
Have you made contacts on FO-29 recently?

The signal from FO-29 is very strong here and sounds as good as when
the satellite was new. The transponder sounds great on SSB with very
little distortion.  It is very linear.

My station as follows:
Kenwood TS2000x radio
2m antenna: 7x7 element circular polarized yagi with switch (M^2 2M CP14)
70 cm: two antennas with relay:
       14 element horizontal Log periodic yagi (KLM 440 14)
       16 element circular polarized yagi 8x8 elements with circularity
       switch. 70 cm mast mounted preamplifier: ARR MSP432VDG-160-C

Antennas mounted on chimney of house at 8 meters.
Thank you for sharing my data with your web site.

73, Frank K9CIS

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