[amsat-bb] Unable to hear AO-7
Mark Lunday, WD4ELG
mlunday at nc.rr.com
Tue Jan 13 04:58:53 PST 2009
Maybe I am doing something wrong on Mode A. Over the summer I had a couple
of successes. Since then, nothing.
Station works all the other birds with ease.
I recall AO7 has no battery so it must be illuminated. So I only try when
the bird is in sunlight.
I cannot seem to find my signal on the downlink. I am using dipole,
vertical, end fed, every possible combination. Last evening, I thought I
may have heard my CW note, but I am not sure.
I typically can hear K3SZH calling CQ on the downlink, but just barely.
AO7 has low power, but I have worked it before. Certainly it is me who is
wd4elg at arrl.net
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