[amsat-bb] Re: Less than lightening Results
gouldsmi at bellsouth.net
Thu Apr 9 13:19:58 PDT 2009
Most tracking programs will tell you whether the satellite is in the sun or
not. SatPC32 has text on the top left that tells you. You can do a preview
and go ahead to the schedule pass times and read it out. Many text displays
of satellite passes from the tracking programs have a symbol or text to tell
you whether the satellite is in sun or not. Some will just tell you whether
the satellite is in eclipse, if no eclipse designation then it is in the
Sometimes it is not obvious, so use the help file associated with the
----- Original Message -----
From: "David - KG4ZLB" <kg4zlb at googlemail.com>
To: "John W Lee" <k6yk at juno.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>; <nr5ajerry at gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 3:36 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Less than lightening Results
>I am a newcomer to Mode A on AO-7 and for what its worth, I haven't
> heard anything other than CW signals on the Mode A passes.
> Both VO-52 and FO-29 has its share of CW proponents, I usually hear them
> in the first half of the passband - not sure if that's a requirement or
> a gentleman's agreement but there is plenty of CW activity when the
> birds are in the footprint of me down here in EL96.
> Maybe I am a little confused about what constitutes AO-7 being "in
> sunlight" but I work it at 10.00 to 11.00pm in darkness and it works fine!
> John W Lee wrote:
>> 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>
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