[amsat-bb] Less than lightening Results
John W Lee
k6yk at juno.com
Thu Apr 9 12:11:54 PDT 2009
I hate to say it but the CW activity is VERY slow on the
birds these days. I don't like SSB and there's so little CW
activity that I've basically given up on AO7 and VO52.
In the past I was 100% CW for about 20 years and there
was always somebody to work.
Ao-7 only works in sunlight. And t he downlink is not real loud,
but it does work.
On Wed, 8 Apr 2009 22:21:39 -0600 Jerry Felts <nr5ajerry at gmail.com>
> 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
> called CQ till I turned blue. Doesn't any one do CW on that bird??
> 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,
> right next to me.
> Would a set of eggbeaters at 10ft be better? Got to do something for
> cause I'm sure thats whats wrong. Its easier for me to build than
> So where's the CW???
> Jerry - NR5A - South Dakota
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