March 14, 2012

VO-52 Turned On

Dear VO-52 users,
The commands to 'Turn On' the transponder # 2 (Dutch transponder, made
by Williams PE1RAH) on-board VO-52 was successfully sent during
14:00 UT 35 deg ascending Node pass over Bangalore, India.

The sent commands were successfully received, acknowledged and
confirmed by the telemetry. Subsequently, the transponder # 2 is now
'ON' and Williams CW message beacon was heard again after a gap of
approximately 6 years & 4 months.

The beacon signal was heard loud and strong here at Bangalore.

A detailed Initial reports addressed to:
and a copy to
would be greatly appreciated.

73 de

Mani, VU2WMY

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