[amsat-bb] Re: Less than lightening Results

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 8 23:11:47 PDT 2009

What time were you doing this?  AO-07 only works when it's in the sun.  Also, it can be in one of two modes, and it looks from http://oscar.dcarr.org/index.php that it's just about time to be finishing up the mode B cycle, and switching back to mode A.

Greg  KO6TH

> Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 22:21:39 -0600
> From: nr5ajerry at gmail.com
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Less than lightening Results
> I'm a lil dispointed tonite. Tried 2 passes on AO7 and failed, in fact heard
> nothing. Tried 2 passes on VO52 both times had my signal nice and loud,
> called CQ till I turned blue.  Doesn't any one do CW on that bird?? Heard
> several loud stations.
> Using a IC-706 for downlink into a 9 el M2 yagi, then on uplink a FT-875D at
> 20 watts into a small 5 el 435 yagi.  Which is probably  my problem, indoors
> right next to me.
> Would a set of eggbeaters at 10ft be better? Got to do something for antenna
> cause I'm sure thats whats wrong. Its easier for me to build than buy.
> So where's the CW???
> -- 
> Jerry - NR5A - South Dakota
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