[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 weak signal.
dguimon1 at san.rr.com
Tue Oct 9 21:10:58 PDT 2007
At 11:18 AM 10/9/2007, you wrote:
>Taking into account the age of the solar panels ... (31 years) ...
>it's a safe bet that they are *NOT* producing anywhere near what
>they did in 1974. It's anybody's guess exactly how many watts the
>mode-B transponder is producing these days.
Very interesting reading all the comments on good old O7!! Keep them
coming!! We need all the interest we can in multi-channel
communications instead of the "2 user" FM one AMSAT-NA recently
spent the money on...
I've mentioned on here before that Andy and I worked it 22 years
apart, and I'm using the same antennas!!
I don't "remember" that much of a difference in sig strength so I'm
going to GUESS that my present homebrew pre-amp is better than the
homebrew one I was using then..
But certainly not doubting that AO7's power out has been reduced....
73, Dave wb6llo at amsat.org
Disagree: I learn....
Pulling for P3E...
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