[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 Mode A

Bob McGwier n4hy at idaccr.org
Fri Jan 12 11:45:38 PST 2007

I believe AO-7 is now in constant sunlight and therefore the 24 hour 
counter should work and swap modes accordingly.


RaySoifer at cs.com wrote:
> Today at 1700 GMT, AO-7 came up in Mode A and stayed there for the entire 
> pass.  I had no trouble getting in with approximately 100 W eirp, producing an S7 
> downlink signal through my very unremarkable 10-meter receiving system: a 
> Ten-Tec Argonaut V and a Hy-Gain AV-640 vertical antenna.  The beacon, on 29.502, 
> was at about the same strength.
> There was only one problem: mine was the only signal in the passband.
> Moral: if you don't find AO-7 on Mode B (U/V), try Mode A.  You might be 
> pleasantly surprised!
> 73,
> Ray W2RS
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Robert W. McGwier, Ph.D.
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