nov 19 2003
We have almost reached ALON=45 deg. and we are beginning to raise ALAT to just above 20 degs.
This will take approximately a week to 10 days. When we are confident that ALAT exceeds 20 degs, we will shut off the passbands (beacon on only) and begin drifting toward ALON ~315 degs. The drift process (passbands off) will take approximately 4 weeks. We can be a little more specific after we know the final spin rate.
– –W4SM for the AO-40 Command Team