[amsat-bb] AO-7 POWER-mongers.

John Hackett archie.hackett at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 3 04:08:56 PDT 2007

Hi All,

Snipped from Dave's WB6LLO post re: power-mongers on AO-7.

>BUT.....some dork running tons of power managed to overpower us at every 
>attempt...deliberately??? or otherwise...
>First time I've had that happen in over 27 years of satellite 
>operation...where do these guys come from??

We really do need to nip these guys in the .... err ... (bud) ... and teach 
them it's *NOT* like AO-51 where the "mine's bigger than yours" mentality 
prevails ... (he means FM "capture effect, folks).

There are recommended operating proceedure notes on the AO-7 Resource Page, 
lets encourage the potential newcomers to linear transponders to *READ* 

25 watts *EIRP* is more than enough to work AO-7 ... PROVIDED ONE USES AN 
AERIAL and has a pair of those wierd things attached to the side of your 
head ... (ears) !!!.

To the "unsure" ... pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeese read this ...


73 John.   <la2qaa at amsat.org>

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