FO-29 the road to recovery


FO-29 CW silent? 24Aug2009

I do not seem to hear CW of FO-29. 
With the pass from 20:35UTC, I did not hear CW this time.
It is the slightly serious status.


Recovery during an instant 26Aug2009

With the pass from 12:05UTC, CW and Transponder recovered during an instant.


FO-29 examination operation 27Aug2009

A trouble occurs on FO-29 CW and Transponder now.
The control station tries for recovery hard.
They say as follows.

We plan the next test use until Monday.

28 Aug, 12:03 UTC
28 Aug, 22:10 UTC
29 Aug, 21:15 UTC
30 Aug, 22:05 UTC

We may not turn on a transmitter by the influence such as the buildings
depending on a direction of AOS at the time of the schedule.
The amateur station who wants to use the transponder please perform
uplink after hearing the CW telemetry of FO-29.

FO-29 doubles with a receiver for communication without being equipped
with the receiver for exclusive use of the command.
When many stations do uplink during command work, please understand it
because it takes many time when we turn on the transponder.


FO-29 status 28Aug2009

Control Station succeeded in transmitting a command to FO-29.

FO-29, 12:00-12:15UTC 28Aug2009, Mel 46deg
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 5B 65 99 9C F0 5D E8 E9 EA E9 EA
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 5A 65 99 9C F0 8D E8 E9 EA E8 EA
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 59 65 99 9C F0 8E E8 E9 EA E8 E9
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 52 66 99 9D F0 8B E8 E8 EA E8 EA
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 4E 65 99 9C F0 80 E8 E8 EA E8 E9
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 47 65 99 9C EB 71 E8 E8 EA E8 E9
HI HI 22 22 88 D1 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 01 84 66 78 83 8F E7 E8 E9 E7 E9
HI HI 22 22 88 D5 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 01 82 66 78 82 89 E7 E8 E9 E7 E9
HI HI 22 22 88 D5 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 01 84 66 78 82 62 E7 E8 E9 E7 E9
HI HI 22 22 88 D5 8F 08 05 25 00 24 01 01 01 83 66 77 81 8E E8 E8 E9 E7 E9

fo29cwts.exe Ver2.4 update
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/fo29cwts.zip

CW can be available from FO-29 only over Japan now. You are simply
copied by Copy & Paste into the upper window of this program. It is
insignificant whether the blank character exists between the CW values.
And you can analyze them max 50 lines. The CW telemetry values are
calculated and are shown graphically in an accustomed method.
The individual decoded data are saved additionally into a text file.




FO-29 status 29Aug2009

CW from FO-29 are transmitted now only over Japan.
Please wait a little more time to come to hear CW around the world.

FO-29, 22:06-22:25UTC 28Aug2009 (07:06-07:25JST 29Aug2009), Mel 54deg
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 09 05 25 00 24 01 01 57 65 99 9C F0 70 EA EA F1 EF EB
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 09 05 25 00 24 01 01 58 65 99 9C F0 88 EA E9 F0 EF EB
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 09 05 25 00 24 01 01 57 65 99 9C F0 80 EA E9 F0 EF EB
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 00 05 25 00 24 01 81 56 65 99 9C F0 86 EA E9 F0 EF EB
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 00 05 25 00 24 01 01 58 65 99 9C F0 90 EA E8 F0 EF EB
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 09 05 25 00 24 01 01 5A 65 99 9C F0 71 EA E7 F0 EF EB
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 09 05 25 00 24 01 01 5C 65 99 9C F0 74 E9 E7 F0 EE EB
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 09 05 25 00 24 01 01 5D 65 99 9C F0 90 E9 E7 F0 EE EB
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 09 05 25 00 24 01 01 5D 65 99 9C F0 9D E9 E7 F0 EE EB
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 09 05 25 00 24 01 01 5C 65 99 9C F0 81 E9 E7 EF EE EB
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 09 05 25 00 24 01 01 5E 65 99 9C F0 83 E9 E6 EF EE EB
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 09 05 25 00 24 01 01 5E 65 99 9D F0 82 E9 E6 EF EE EB
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 09 05 25 00 24 01 01 5F 65 99 9C F0 76 E9 E6 EF EE EB
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 09 05 25 00 24 01 01 5E 65 99 9C F0 98 E9 E6 EF EE EB
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 09 05 25 00 24 01 01 5D 65 99 9C F0 62 E9 E5 EE EE EB
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 09 05 25 00 24 01 01 5A 65 99 9C F0 83 E9 E5 EE EE EA
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 09 05 25 00 24 01 01 57 65 99 9C F0 7F E9 E5 EE EE EA
HI HI 22 E2 88 D5 8F 09 05 25 00 24 01 01 56 65 99 9C F0 C3 E9 E5 EE EE EA

Another program, fo29cwte.exe Ver3.10
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/fo29cwte.zip










FO-29 status 30Aug2009 (Fw: DK3WN blog)

UTC 21:15, 29Aug2009
Because I had overslept by this time, I could not receive them.
Therefore I analyzed later CW which JA0CAW received.




FO-29 status 31Aug2009

Subject: FO29 Fail Over SA.
From: PY5LF
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 22:43:09 -0300

Dear friend Mineo

Today during the orbit 64384 of FO29 I heard and decode the telemetry
for only 3 times then the Sat goes off.

Here are the data when I start to hear FO29 :
HI HI 22 22 88 D1 8F 0B 05 25 00 24 01 01 01 85 64 75 80 77 E6 E8 EA E8 E9

YMD 2009.8.30 [#1/1]
Solar Current           9.8 [mA]
Battery Current      -606.8 [mA]
Battery Voltage        10.8 [V]
Middle Voltage          5.6 [V]
Bus Voltage            12.5 [V]
JTA Tx Power          675.4 [mW]
Structure1 Temp        -7.4 [C]
Structure2 Temp        -8.2 [C]
Structure3 Temp        -9.0 [C]

Here the data Just after stop the beacon (last TX):
HI HI 22 22 88 D1 8F 0B 05 25 00 24 01 01 01 84 63 75 7F 7E E7 E0 EB E0 E0

YMD 2009.8.30 [#1/1]
Solar Current           9.8 [mA]
Battery Current      -587.2 [mA]
Battery Voltage        10.7 [V]
Middle Voltage          5.6 [V]
Bus Voltage            12.5 [V]
JTA Tx Power          720.9 [mW]
Structure1 Temp        -7.8 [C]
Structure2 Temp        -5.1 [C]
Structure3 Temp        -9.4 [C]

You will see the moment when the telemetry say :HI HI 22 22 8.... then stop.
FO29 is the bestsat in my opinion, my predilection!


http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/FO29_64384_Stops_over_SA.wmv  918KB, 52seconds

Regards
73

Imagem PY5LF
LUCIANO FABRICIO
CURITIBA-PR-BRAZIL
GG54JM


FO-29 schedule

22:45UTC, 4 Sep 2009
21:50UTC, 5 Sep 2009

FO-29 still has some trouble.
Therefore it is examination use for a while only over Japan.
We do not yet understand when it recover.
There are the reception report from South America and Europe.
You may listen to CW with luck over your area.

Control station says that you may be listen in Australia,
South America, North America, and Europe in particular.

Control station says more as follows.
The transmitter becomes OFF by UVC automatically in the eclipse.
The station confirmed the moment when the transmitter became OFF
please inform it of the date and time at the following address.

 lab (at) jarl.or.jp

Please consent to be a possibility that we cannot turn ON the transponder
by the state of the line.

And FO-29 Control Team operator Yutaka Murata, JA1COU says that data analysis
and recovery efforts continued this week. The control team confirms their
suspicion that FO-29's outage is caused by the long eclipse periods currently
encountered. FO-29 is only commanded on when it is over Japan although with
luck it may remain on depending on illumination of its solar panels and be
heard elsewhere. If you capture any telemetry from FO-29 over your location
please forward your data via e-mail to lab (at) jarl.or.jp and include your
QTH, date and time.

JE9PEL, Mineo Wakita


FO-29 status 05Sep2009

FO-29, 21:49-22:06UTC 05Sep2009, Mel 40deg
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 0D 05 25 00 24 01 01 64 65 9A 9D F0 84 EC E5 EB EF EA
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 0D 05 25 00 24 01 01 67 65 9A 9D F0 7D EC E5 EB EF EA
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 0D 05 25 00 24 01 01 6B 65 9A 9D F0 8B EC E5 EB EF EA
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 0D 05 25 00 24 01 01 6D 65 9A 9D F0 92 EB E5 EB EF EA
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 0D 05 25 00 24 01 01 70 65 9A 9D F0 8F EB E5 EB EF E9
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 0D 05 25 00 24 01 01 70 65 9A 9D F0 75 EB E5 EB EF E9
HI HI 22 E2 Z8 D1 8F 0D 05 25 00 24 01 01 73 65 9A 9D F0 64 EB E5 EB EF EA
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 0D 05 25 00 24 01 01 70 65 9A 9D F0 E3 EB E4 EB EE EA
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 0D 05 25 00 24 01 01 6C 65 9A 9D F1 47 EB E4 EB EE E9
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 0D 05 25 00 24 01 01 68 65 9A 9D F0 8B EB E4 EB EE E9
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 0D 05 25 00 24 01 01 66 65 9A 9D F0 5D EB E4 EA EE E9
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 0D 05 25 00 24 01 01 65 65 9A 9D F0 86 EA E4 EB EE E9
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 0D 05 25 00 24 01 01 68 65 9A 9D F0 68 EA E4 EA EE E9
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 0D 05 25 00 24 01 01 65 65 9A 9D F0 90 EA E3 EA EE E9
HI HI 22 E2 88 D1 8F 0D 05 25 00 24 01 01 61 66 9A 9D F0 90 EA E3 EA ED E9

Solar Panel Current (# 50mA)
 ( Data 1 )   980.4[mA] : ####################
 ( Data 2 )  1009.8[mA] : ####################
 ( Data 3 )  1049.0[mA] : #####################
 ( Data 4 )  1068.6[mA] : #####################
 ( Data 5 )  1098.0[mA] : ######################
 ( Data 6 )  1098.0[mA] : ######################
 ( Data 7 )  1127.5[mA] : #######################
 ( Data 8 )  1098.0[mA] : ######################
 ( Data 9 )  1058.8[mA] : #####################
 ( Data10 )  1019.6[mA] : ####################
 ( Data11 )  1000.0[mA] : ####################
 ( Data12 )   990.2[mA] : ####################
 ( Data13 )  1019.6[mA] : ####################
 ( Data14 )   990.2[mA] : ####################
 ( Data15 )   951.0[mA] : ###################

Analog Tx Power (# 20mW)
 ( Data 1 )   759.9[mW] : ######################################
 ( Data 2 )   714.4[mW] : ####################################
 ( Data 3 )   805.4[mW] : ########################################
 ( Data 4 )   850.9[mW] : ###########################################
 ( Data 5 )   831.4[mW] : ##########################################
 ( Data 6 )   662.4[mW] : #################################
 ( Data 7 )   551.9[mW] : ############################
 ( Data 8 )  1377.3[mW] : #####################################################################
 ( Data 9 )   363.4[mW] : ##################
 ( Data10 )   805.4[mW] : ########################################
 ( Data11 )   506.4[mW] : #########################
 ( Data12 )   772.9[mW] : #######################################
 ( Data13 )   577.9[mW] : #############################
 ( Data14 )   837.9[mW] : ##########################################
 ( Data15 )   837.9[mW] : ##########################################

http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/fo29cwth.htm


FO-29 CW stopped over Brazil

The moment when FO-29 CW stopped over Brazil in South America was caught.
FO-29 which did LOS over Japan continued transmitting CW for about 1 hour,
and stopped over Brazil. You understand the state that a sound faded away
in the last of the next audio file. >Tnx. PY5LF

http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/FO29_64465_over_SA.wmv  1.2MB, 62seconds


JA1COU, Yutaka Murata wrote on amsat-bb as follows:

Subject: [amsat-bb] FO-29 Status
From: Yutaka Murata
Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 22:01:57 +0900

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Hi FO-29 Guys

This is FO-29 status from JARL command team.
This was written in Japanese and I translated to English.

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FO-29 status in 2009

FO-29 launched in August 1996 and has been working 14 years.

FO-29 is planning to operate the consecutive use with the analog
transponder until the end of August 2009, but it was confirmed that a
transponder stopped on August 25.

In the later pass, the transponder operation is confirmed when we sent
a command of transponder ON from the control station, but we stopped
transponder temporarily now.

We had the a similar symptom of stopping the transponder in the spring
of 2007.

FO-29 is in the "high shade rate period" now.
Both of the transponder stop in the spring of 2007 and this time are
thought that by this "high shade rate" and by the rise of the internal
resistance of the deterioration of the battery and by the influence of
the temperature of the battery.

The power control system FO-29 (PCU) watches a terminal voltage of the
battery and turns off the power supply of the transmitter automatically
if it becomes less than the setting voltage. In addition, When FO-29
enters the sunshine area and it recovers to the setting voltage by sun
battery power, it is designed to turn on a transmitter automatically.
However malfunction occurred for this function in 2007.

Because of transmitter was not turned on automatically, We made an
operation schedule plan from the summer of 2007 and managed 1-2 times
on in a day.
This  management operation worked well. The electricity income and
expenditure restored or it was cured spontaneously.The transponder has
been worked without control command from control station from summer of
2008.

The power supply circumstances of current FO-29 is almost same situation
as stop period spring of 2007, scheduled operation period, the
consecutively operative period from the summer of 2008 and it is in a
"high shade rate". This transponder off is supposed to be a similar
situation as when transponder stopped in the spring of 2007.

From this , We decided that we make the operation schedule plan, and
manage the limit of the operative number of times in one day like last
time to keep the electricity income and expenditure  untill improve the
"shade rate" which is in January, 2010.

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Thanks control team


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