[amsat-bb] Re: Less than lightening Results
w7lrd at comcast.net
Thu Apr 9 13:42:27 PDT 2009
I have operated AO-7 when there appears just a sliver of sun exposure, with very good downlinks. This is one hardy satellite and we should nurse it along as best we can. Right now it is our HEO.
73 Bob W7LRD
----- Original Message -----
From: Greg D.
To: nr5ajerry at gmail.com, amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 06:11:47 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Less than lightening Results
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.
> 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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