[amsat-bb] Re: AO-27 to the south

Sebastian w4as at bellsouth.net
Mon Apr 27 08:30:48 PDT 2009

Hi David.

I live in the southern part of the state of Florida, and from my  
observations, it seems AO-27 turns on when it's near the center of the  
USA.  From looking at the footprint, that puts me in range for perhaps  
5 minutes, and most of Mexico for about the same amount of time.  This  
of course is when the bird is usable for me.

You can check the official AO-27 homepage, where there is a link for  
the status of the satellite for a 24 hour period here: http://www.ao27.org/AO27/index.shtml

73 de W4AS

On Apr 26, 2009, at 9:58 PM, David Giles wrote:

> Hello to all in the northern hemisphere.
> It is well known that AO-27 is only activated for limited periods in  
> the
> northern hemisphere.  But what is the furtherest south that it can be
> heard?  Also, is it only activated near North America or is it  
> turned on
> every orbit?
> 73 de David VK5DG

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