Observation 725826: XW-2D (40907)


#1

Regarding Observation 725826

Just noticed a recent change in XW-2D - looks like last “normal” obs was https://network.satnogs.org/observations/714088/

looks like this behavior started between 714301 and 712769


#2

This has been discussed on the AMSAT mailing list for a few days. One person suggested that the satellite was placed into “meteor scatter test mode”, but I’m unsure if that was serious or just a joke (I’m not familiar with the workings of meteor scatter).

–Roy
K3RLD


#3

If it has gone the way of 2E, the list of linear sats shows 10 that might go up this year - could be exciting. https://www.amsat.org/linear-satellite-frequency-summary/


#4

2E still works granted you need to be careful not to make it drop out. (I think. Haven’t tried it’s linear but the CW beacons seems power related.)