[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.

John K6YK

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 
> 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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