[amsat-bb] AO-7 report 4th Sept:
archie.hackett at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 4 01:22:02 PDT 2007
At 07:56 on orbit 50112 AO-7 was DEFINATELY in mode-A. The downlink
was fluttering but this time it wasn't due to alligators. There was no-one
else in the passband for the first 10 minutes of the pass over Europe.
I lost the satellite behind the moutains at 85 degrees Az from QTH ... (this
is where SV1BSX usually takes over).
Presumably, the mode change occured sometime between 01:45 and 01:55 like
the day before yesterday ... and that both the OFF and the B entry in the
log for this morning are incorrect ...
(see my previous mail) ... it is unlikely that the mode changed twice !!!
within 1 hour ... though it *is* theoretically possible under certain
Again ... we need to monotor over time to get a fairly reasonable idea of
current transponder switching.
PLEASE !! do ensure the information you enter in the log is correct ...
thank you, it is appreciated.
73 John. <la2qaa at amsat.org>
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