V53ARC Transmission Cycle

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V53ARC Transmission Cycle

At first sight the database spot times suggest that the V53ARC beacon band sequence repeats every eight periods, a pattern that ought to repeat every four hours, and also therefore every day. But on closer inspection the database shows that daily repetition is not the case. Not only do the bands use different period numbers on different days but the period number can also change during a day. (One day the 12m transmission was using slot 3 in the morning and slot 5 in the afternoon). Does anybody know how to predict when a transmission will happen on each band?

- Nick.