June 14, 2021

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Via the ARRL: AO-73 Now in Full-Time Transponder Mode

AMSAT reports that, after some 8 months in continuous sunlight, AO-73 (FUNcube-1) began to encounter some eclipses during each orbit. Telemetry showed that AO-73 continued to function, although maintaining a sufficient battery charge was a concern. After 3 weeks of increasing eclipse periods, however, AMSAT reported that the lithium-ion battery appears to be okay, and the bus voltage has not ye…

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/ao-73-now-in-full-time-transponder-mode