A first for hamradio satellite operators: we will have our first solar conjunction nearing.
The Sun will pass behind the satellite and generate a lot of radio noise in our receivers.
The exact time and date will vary according to your location, but for me here (QTH Zuerich, HB9) QO-100 will pass in front of the sun next Sunday (March 3rd) on 10:21h UT. Only 0.2 deg Offset so well within the 1.xx deg of my dish and the 0.5 deg apparent diameter of the sun.
Expect apparent transponder noise to drop.. reason of course will be system noise temperature rising. Looking forward to all your observations!