[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 Weak signal
oh8mbn at suomi24.fi
Mon Oct 8 12:26:45 PDT 2007
> Hi John & Amsat's
> yes indeed, I agree with your note.
>Probably it wasn't Mode-B, but Mode-C.
>73, Mak SV1BSX
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "John Meeks" <jmeek at harbor.gaslightmedia.com>
>To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>Sent: Monday, October 08, 2007 04:56
>Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-7 Weak signal
>> Hi All,
>> The last few passes of AO-7 (Mode B) have been extremely QRP. I
>> even been able to discern the the usual peak noise nodes on the
>> Anyone else have similar observations? Perhaps related: the beacon
>> not been heard for several weeks.
>> Hoping for the best.
>> John Meeks
Hello Mak and bb-readers,
Same observation here about yesterdays AO-7 signals, extremely weak. I
heard your CQ and answered it but then lost your signal completely.
That's why I didn't log the QSO to AO-7 website.
Does anyone have any idea what could be the current TX power of AO-7
nowdays, as it uses only solar panels? I assume it is not anymore 8W on
mode B/2W on mode C, the difference is 6dB and that shouldn't drop
signal levels from "usual" S7-9 to barely heardable...
You guys are much more experienced AO-7 users, feel free to correct me
if I am wrong :)
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