[amsat-bb] Re: [eu-amsat] Re: Re: AO-7 report.- Band switching
archie.hackett at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 6 13:57:13 PDT 2007
I appreciate your support and am very glad somebody else
noticed the discrepancy ...
and while I have the pen ... (keyboard) ... congratuations on your fine
signal on the old girl yesterday, the first time we've worked on AO-7.
Since we're both completely blocked by mountains in our respective take-off
directions we did OK Makis.
I told !!! you the EU-Amsat reflector would be a success didn't I ... we did
73 John. <la2qaa at amsat.org> AO-7 Resource Page Admin:
>From: SV1BSX <sv1bsx at yahoo.gr>
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>Subject: Re: [eu-amsat] Re: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 report.- Band switching
>Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 12:03:43 -0700 (PDT)
> Hi John & group,
>personally I agree 100% with you John. AO-7 this
>summer working like a "single" Mode-B Satellite !
>This is very unusual comparing with previous years,
>where during the summer-months it was mainly "ON" in
>Mode-A. And I know that very well, as a "fan" of
But definitely, this summer-period something is
>different on satellite's behavior .
>I wondering before several weeks, why the Satellite
>was not "ON" on Mode-A, but nothing more.
>John LA2QAA has an "eagle eye", so not just he noticed
>that but he wrote it, wondering also about the
>possible ralationship with "Timer's" operation , when
>the AO-7 will going out of eclipse the next months.
>Good one John.
> So, I can't understand why all this
>"noise" from some others friends. If somebody watching
>the "old grand lady", it's obvious that something is
>73, Mak SV1BSX
>--- John Hackett <archie.hackett at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello Roger,
> > Here's a link to the estimated
> > eclipse times through to
> > 2008.
> > <http://www.planetemily.com/ao7/Eclipse.php>
> > Also, the seasonal statistics of AO-7.
> > <http://www.planetemily.com/ao7/stats2.php>
> > If you backpeddle you'll see that mode-B becomes
> > more predominet as the
> > years go by ... the main parameter being sunlight.
> > checkig this against the estimated eclipse times
> > will land you in the same
> > part of the ballpark I took my original estimations
> > from ... but please do
> > !!! remember, it's all "logical' speculation.
> > There are so many variables. Even some clown with
> > too much power could upset
> > the voltage threshhold ... they might even succeed
> > in turning the old girl
> > off altogether !!! ... hence the enforced
> > tight-lippedness re: power and
> > commands etc.
> > I can tell you though, I know what you mean about
> > mode-A.
> > Though I'm a so-called "experienced" ... (note the
> > hyphens !!!) ...operator,
> > I truly miss the challenge of chasing RS-10 across
> > the sky while manually
> > adjusting for doppler. It had an excellent !!
> > receiver,
> > an acceptible transmitter, the Robot was novel and
> > there was plenty of SSB
> > and plenty of SSB and plenty of CW to keep everybody
> > happy.
> > It rather surprised me that after P3D Amsat chose to
> > promote an FM satellite
> > in LEO, thereby limiting the the number of users per
> > pass dramatically ...
> > but that debate has been driven into the ground
> > already.
> > The Europeans and Americans have differing views on
> > this as seen by the mass
> > exodus of members from Amsat-UK when it became known
> > that Amsat-UK would
> > provide substantial funding for an FM satellite.
> > Many years ago, when my good friend Russel Tillman
> > was editor of The Amsat
> > Journal he explained the policy making ... "we have
> > to keep the constructors
> > happy" etc ... so as a mere operator, whether you
> > help to fund things or
> > not, you get what you are given, take it or leave
> > it.
> > You may ... (or may not) ... find this link amusing
> > ...
> > 73 John.
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