Listening this evening to FO-29 with my SDR receiver and saw a lot of FM Signals in the pass band. What a waste of space. Below an audio recording. I have no idea what language this is and where it is coming from.
This audio is just one of as you can see a lot of FM signals in the pass band. I guess this is also not healthy for the satellite.
The FO-29 Command Team reports from Japan that they have recovered the satellite after it had experienced a shutdown due to longer eclipse periods causing an undervoltage condition.
Ground station operators have placed FO-29 in a temporary, but stable configuration for further testing and recovery operations. They will test FO-29 while it is over Japan between December 23-25.
If no problems occur the Command Team will announce an operating schedule for the satellite for the remainder of 2011 and into the early part of 2012. Please standby for further news and announcements.
[PE0SAT thanks Mineo Wakita, JE9PEL for the above information]
Information has been received that the FO-29 analog repeater is currently off the air. The eclipse periods have increased to the point exceeding 27% shadowing which causes an undervoltage fault to shut down the satellite.
The FO-29 control station sent commands to reactivate the satellite during daytime passes over Japan between October 8-10. Also at the present time the control station was experiencing computer hardware problems which slowed progress.