Turned on low power during first pass. Had good tone, received a few TLM frames but then lost commanding of it as it came over the US. Seems to have major interference on uplink while over the US.
It faded mid pass and was not heard from for the rest of the pass. Sent off commands in the blind. Don’t know if the TX turned off or not.
The good news is it was at least heard from after last weekend’s problems.
– Michael, N3UC
It has not yet been recovered. The command team turned the transmitter on to test it out on June 28th, but they still need to upload the secondary bootloader and then the high level code necessary to operate the satellite.
The issue in the past has been that the satellite crashes when they try to run high level code. We will see if they’ve managed to work around that problem (probably radiation damage to a section of the satellite’s memory).
AO-27 Turned on today. Uploaded Secondary boot loader
April 12, 2015
Turned on High power to check power output. Looks good.
We tried to do a restart of the high level code today which did not work out. We left the transmitter on to drain the batteries in hopes of clearing any latch ups.
On the next pass, we could turn the bird back on so it survived the battery draining. The modem problem was back and we got that cleared.
Its back up on the secondary bootloader.
We have cleared the AFSK Modem problem again and are up on the secondary bootloader.
AO-27 has crashed again. Its back in bootloader mode.
The command team has finished uploading the high level code to AO-27. EOS is now running and we are checking out the bird. The TOPR schedule will be on digital for the entire pass until we collect enough telmetry and finish the on-orbit checkout.
The AFSK modem problem has come back. After Woking the night passes the last few nights we have recovered from that problem.AO-27 is running on its secondary bootloader, this is the one we can upload high level code with.
We had a great commanding night and begun to upload the kernal today.
We can report than the entire kernal is now uploaded. EOS uploading will start next pass.
Michael, N3UC and James N3UCC